Ryan Carter named BGS Chapter Honoree 2021
Each year the FGCU Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS)’s student officers select a prominent community member to recognize with an honorary membership into the international business honor society. Chapter Honorees must have achieved distinction primarily in business and administration and demonstrate those qualities that Beta Gamma Sigma fosters, including honor, wisdom, and earnestness.
This year, the chapter chose to recognize Ryan Carter, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Scotlynn USA Division, Inc.
Carter is a founding member of Scotlynn, headquartered locally in Fort Myers, FL. A pillar of the Supply Chain and Logistics industry, Scotlynn focuses on providing temperature-controlled truckload transportation with an unparalleled customer service. The company has grown an average of 35% every year since its founding in 2010 and ranks in the top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Florida with INC 5000.
Ryan serves on several charitable Boards of Directors, including United Way, March of Dimes, Community Cooperative, and The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on FGCU’s Business Management Advisory Board as well as the Supply Chain Management board. His numerous accolades include 2019’s 40 under 40 in Business Observer and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC)’s 2019 Distinguished Entrepreneur through the for the state of Florida. Most recently, the Federal Small Business Administration awarded him Florida's Business Person of the Year as well as overall runner up for the United States.
Founded in 1913, Beta Gamma Sigma is the international business honor society for AACSB-accredited schools, which are the top 5% of business school programs around the world. Inducted as students, BGS members go on to serve in critical leadership roles in corporate, entrepreneurial, government, non-profit, and academic sectors. Members currently reside in all 50 U. S. states and more than 190 countries. Notable members include Nobel Prize winners, Olympians, inventors, CEOs of major global companies and nonprofit organizations, deans of the top business schools, and others who are making the world a better place at all levels of contribution through social enterprise, service, and leadership. Beta Gamma Sigma is a proud member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS).