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Craig King Speaks at 2014 UC Business Forum


Williamsburg, Ky. – On Wednesday, April 16, University of the Cumberlands (UC) Hutton School of Business hosted the 7th annual Business Forum for Young Professionals.

The business forum is designed to prepare young professionals as they enter the business workforce. Industry professionals share their professional experiences and discuss ways in which businesses can thrive, not just survive, in any financial climate. The theme for 2014 was “Shining a Light on Economic Recovery.”

One of the speakers was Craig King, who is the President and CEO for R.J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC. King joined R.J. Corman in 2013 after a 35 year career at CSX with responsibilities in Engineering and Transportation. He is responsible for overseeing the overall operations of all R.J. Corman Railroad companies. This includes Group, Derailment Services, Construction, Aircraft Maintenance, Material Sales, Aviation Services, Shortlines, Switching, Distribution Centers, Storm Team and My Old Kentucky Dinner Train in Bardstown and the Lexington Dinner Train.

The forum was founded by Mr. J. Hunt Perkins. Perkins, a geologist, is president of J. Hunt Perkins and Associates, Inc.; a Lexington firm established in 1983 that specializes in oil and gas exploration services, gas well drilling and field exploration services. A current member of Cumberlands Board of Trustees, his strong association with the university extends back to when his mother served more than ten years as the bursar for then Cumberland College.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; twelve graduate degrees, including two doctorate, two specialist and eight master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.