- Investigate, discuss and promote economic growth by doing business and referring business to its members.
- Acquaint its members with the products and services offered by other members.
- Promote better relations between members.
- Contribute to the growth and development of Lubbock.
Sales Executive Association was started in April of 1973. Paul Duncan of Duncan Press came up with the idea after seeing a similar organization in Shreveport, Louisiana. This organization was started when Paul met with Charles Findley and seven other businessmen. The purpose of the organization was to form a group of business people with one representative from each profession. These businesses would then be able to trade with each other, refer business to other members and keep each other informed on current business conditions.
The S.E.A. first met at Furr’s Cafeteria on 4th Street. Over the next several years the members of S.E.A. met at several locations before ending up at Lakeridge Country Club. The group opted to meet at 7:00 am on Friday morning because this time would offer the least amount of attendance conflicts.
In 1974, the S.E.A. voted to have a banquet to honor Lubbock’s top executive. This person could not be a member of S.E.A. S.E.A. wanted to pick an individual that had done the most to support and stimulate Lubbock’s business climate. Our first “Executive of the Year” was John Lowery.
Several years later we decided to also honor one of our own. Every year we pick an individual within our membership that we feel has done the most for the S.E.A. during the previous year.
2018 Officers / Board Members
President: Michael Sanford – Alderson Enterprises, LP
Vice President: Brad Moran – Ramar Communications
Treasurer: David Reid – AIM Mail Center
Secretary: Robert Suddarth – Robert Suddarth Photography
Board of Directors
Josh Payne: Accurate Inspections
Leland Brockman: Edward Jones
Michael H. Carper: Attorney at Law
Arica Black: The Hearing Doctor
Scott Stephens: Comfort Masters
Kassie Baker: House of Flowers
Past President – Matt Laycock