Carroll Jackson was the Virginia Movers and Warehousemen Association (VMWA) longest serving Executive Secretary. He led the VMWA from December 16, 1963 until his retirement on January 1, 1999.
Carroll’s effort kept the VMWA a leading force in achieving the highest level of moving services for Consumers in Virginia. His influence stabilized the moving industry in the state for approximately 35 years.
Carroll's friendship and respect for the Regulatory Agencies in Virginia and Nationwide kept the Association in compliance. Carroll had the respect of the Regulators, too.
The VMWA was always steady and secure with his direction.
One of Carroll’s toughest years was in 1977-1978. The State Corporation Commission (VMWA’s regulatory agency at that time) revised many of the current laws affecting the Movers in Virginia. Through Carroll’s efforts and the leadership of VMWA, a smooth transition was accomplished that has benefited the Consumers in Virginia and created a better working environment for the Movers.
Every Convention was successful with Carroll’s leadership and skills. He was able to negotiate with the Hotels and Resort sites for the best deals. Furthermore, he was able to obtain the industry’s best speakers, and always kept the Convention on time and orderly.
Carroll died suddenly on February 23, 2005. This was a shock to his wife, Louise and all of us at the VMWA organization. He will be deeply missed. Carroll's legacy to us is to be strong and fortright in our affairs. Carroll Jackson was a good and noble man.