Citizen of the Year
Citizen of the Year: John Wilson
John Wilson doesn’t like the spotlight.
Even as he spoke about being selected as The Luverne Journal’s Citizen of the Year, he spoke more of others – like his adoptive father and role model, John E. “Jimmy” Wilson, and his mother, Alyce M. Wilson – than he did of himself.
But his own accomplishments include much to talk about.
Wilson, President and Chief Operating Officer of Luverne-based Super Foods, is, among other things:
- A past chairman of the Alabama Grocers Association,
- A past two-term chairman for The leadership council with the National Federation of Independent Business,
- A past district governor for the Rotary International District 6880,
- A member of the board of directors for the Alabama Retail Association,
- 2012 Retailer of the Year for the Alabama Grocers Association,
- A past member of the board of directors for Camp ASCCA, a getaway for special needs children and adults,
- A board member for the LBW Community College Foundation committee,
- A member of the National Grocers Association,
- A member of the Food Marketing Institute
- And an ordained deacon at First Baptist Church of Luverne.
- Most of those, he says, are positions that have just “fallen in my lap.”
“There’s been so any things we’ve been involved with locally and around the state and country that has touched our lives,” Wilson said, “but I’m not in it for the accolades.
“It’s just like my father used to say, ‘If you can’t leave this world a better place than it was when you came, there’s just no sense being here.”
And to that end, Wilson has given time, money and…
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