The guest on this episode is Kevin Cador who is a Senior Partner at Ingram Barge Company in Marine Regulatory, Compliance/Audit. Kevin talks about the rich culture of New Orleans and why so many people want to stay or come back after they have been exposed to it. We consider how we can infuse our organizations with a soul like this iconic city. Kevin and I also use the timeliness of the holidays of Juneteenth and Independence Day to dive a little deeper into the meaning of these holidays to start a wider dialogue on the topics of freedom and independence in hopes that we can create organizations, teams, and groups that look to share ownership.
Kevin elaborates on the power of sharing ownership and how this powerful concept can help us create unity among diverse groups to have more meaningful collaboration. Kevin reminds us that we can’t achieve most things alone and does a great job showing us how to support the people around us. Kevin and I tried to open a dialogue that allows for more individual expression and knowledge transfer so that we can continue this dialogue even further and truly take advantage of the gifts of diversity that we have bestowed upon us. This is just a starting point and we hope to hear from you on this.
For the last 21 years, Kevin worked in the U.S. Coast Guard as a Marine Safety Specialist, focusing on safety compliance, casualty investigations, pollution response, and waterway management. In addition to an Associate Degree in Business Administration, Kevin also has a certificate in Fire Science, and is a Senior at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU), pursuing a Bachelors in Fire Protection Engineering and Safety Technology. In his new role, he will provide leadership and oversight of Ingram’s vessels and facilities within the gulf coast region for internal and external regulatory inspections, third-party audits, and post incident visits by various regulatory agencies or other entities.
A New Orleans native, Kevin began and ended his military service there, and feels right at home with the support of our industry’s colleagues whom he has worked with in the past. Outside of work, Kevin loves spending time with his wife and two kids, completing home improvement projects and volunteering in his community. He’s also an avid Louisiana sports fan and regularly attends/watches New Orleans Saints, LSU Tigers Football, and New Orleans Pelicans games.
The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth – Smithsonian Institution
Juneteenth: What you need to know – History Channel (YouTube)
Karlos Hill & Soraya Field Fiorio – What is Juneteenth and why is it so important TED-Ed (YouTube)
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