Around the Tampa Bay region, over 500 of Tampa Bay’s top professionals were nominated to be one of Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 nominees for 2022. With Chris’s impact, not only on this industry but within the Tampa Bay community, there is no doubt why he was selected as a recipient of this prestigious award.
Leading by Example & Transforming an Industry
Under Chris’s leadership, Whitney Logistics, which started as a four-person Tampa-based company, has now doubled our team to over 50 employees and continues to grow. His ability to lead and rally top talent around a similar mission has been critical to our year-over-year success.
Chris’ blend of entrepreneurial spirit and solutions-based mentality also contributes to the elevation of our entire industry. He is introducing technological and systems advancements that are finally taking bulk hauling off its legacy paper-driven process and into an era of more efficiency.
Philanthropic Leadership in Tampa Bay, and Beyond
In addition to Chris’s business success, he has been an incredible philanthropic leader for the Tampa Bay region. Whitney helped organize, fundraise for, and co-lead Tampa’s Pig Jig after his friend was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease. This event has grown from a backyard BBQ to a staple community event, attracting 12,000 people and raising over $5M for NephCure.
Chris instills this community stewardship in his team and encourages them to use work hours to give back. Last year, the Whitney Logistics team logged more than 1,000 hours to nonprofits including Habitat for Humanity, Feeding Tampa Bay, Meals on Wheels of Tampa Bay, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Metropolitan Ministries, and more. Additionally, Whitney Logistics is on track to exceed its 2022 goal of 2,500 hours served.
We are honored to share this news with all our partners and our community. Join us in congratulating Chris Whitney on this top honor!