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|Curt Earnest Bio|
Cheif Operating Officer
Curt Earnest is GMTA’s Chief Operating Officer, which means he’s involved in a lot of different things. Curt has oversight of general operations including management of GMTA’s headquarters building and tenant relationships, the association’s financial accounting and the Georgia Truck Driving Championships.
Curt also has responsibility for GMTA’s IT areas. His knowledge of information technology has benefited the organization allowing for modernization and lowering costs of member management tools, accounting tools, as well as general IT operations.
Curt first joined GMTA to build and develop the operating structure for recruiting, training, marketing, and communications related to Highway Watch, a federally sponsored anti-terror training program for the trucking industry. His work was recognized nationwide as GMTA trained over 100,000 commercial driver’s license holders and was noted as the most efficient and effective Highway Watch training group in the nation.
Prior to joining the GMTA Curt held several leadership positions. He owned and operated a remodeling firm with his brother. Before that, Curt worked for IBM where he held various Support, Sales, Sales Management and Marketing roles in IBM's Enterprise Systems Group when he started with IBM in 1993. He was Brand Marketing Manager for the iSeries in the North America Sales Centers and a Project Manager for the Gold Service Sales Team, NA Sales Center in Atlanta; working with IBM’s largest accounts. He was the named Sales Manager of a newly formed Year 2000 Sales Team for the NA Sales Centers; a team Curt built and structured from scratch.
A native Georgian, Curt graduated from Walton High School in Cobb County and he earned a B.S. in Business Communications with an emphasis in Marketing from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA.
Curt and his wife Jan live in Marietta, GA and have three adult children. They are active members of the Church of Apostles in Atlanta, GA. Curt is a Board Member of the LGE Community Credit Union based in Marietta, GA. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, working on cars, and home improvement projects.