President, W.S. Badcock, Mulberry
W.S. Badcock, known as Badcock Home Furniture & More, is one of the largest privately held furniture retailers in the country, with more than 380 stores and more than 2,400 employees in eight states. Burnette has worked at the company, which was founded in 1904, for 35 years, having started there less than two years after college. He was named president four years ago.
|EDUCATION||Florida Southern College (BS)|
|SOMETHING SURPRISING||I love to karaoke, so much so that my neighbors bought me a karaoke machine so that I can entertain them or give them something to laugh at during neighborhood gatherings.|
|NEW HOBBY||I’m not really sure what you call it, but it involves making funny faces, funny noises and acting childish. I picked up this new hobby shortly after my first grandchild, Ben, was born.|
|READING||Practical Leadership: Lessons from an Average Leader, by Gregg Mays|