Chairman, President, and CEO of Republic Airlines, Bryan Bedford says nine years ago he decided to bring God to work with him, and says he and the Lord have been building the business together ever since. Bedford has infused his Christian faith into the company’s vision statement and says it has made the company stronger. Though some employees say they are not sure how to respond to Bedford’s open expression of his faith, Bedford is not shy about sharing his faith routinely signing company newsletters “ I pray for God’s continued blessings on our families and our airline.”
Republic’s vision statement boldly proclaims, “Every employee, regardless of personal beliefs or world view, has been created in the image and likeness of God.” Bedford says he wants the company’s vision to be a reflection of who he is. He says, “This tells you where I come from, what makes me tick, and this is what I believe and what the company value system is.” He adds, “I needed to be a whole person in all facets of my life each day.”
Republic Air CEO put his faith to work, http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_13786516; November 15, 2009, Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell.
Luke 6:45 (GW) “Good people do the good that is in them. But evil people do the evil that is in them. The things people say come from inside them.”