John Hancock named Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Executive Board Chairman
John Hancock, Director of Training and Recruitment for Prime Inc., has been
elected chairman of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry Executive
Board. He will begin his duties in Jan. 2012.
“John is going to be a great asset to the board as chairman,” Daniel P.
Mehan, President/CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said.
“With his extensive business experience and enthusiasm for the Missouri
Chamber’s activities, I am looking forward to the progress our organization will
make with John at the helm.”
John Hancock is part of the management team of Prime Inc., where he is
responsible for all aspects of nationwide recruiting efforts and the training
and placement for a fleet of over 5,000 drivers. Prime Inc., drivers travel more
than 579 million miles annually, and the company is nearing $1 billion in annual
Hancock is a graduate of Evangel University and is presently enrolled in
professional management courses with Bethel University. He joined Prime Inc., in
July 1986 as a nighttime operations associate. He has also served as sales
coordinator and fleet manager. In 1997, Hancock was promoted to director of
training transitioning, and in 2003 was promoted into his current position with
In addition to his role on the Missouri Chamber Board of Directors, John
serves on the board of directors for the Springfield Chamber of Commerce. In
addition, he serves on the Missouri Trucking Association Executive Board of
Directors, as a member of Congressman Billy Long’s 7th District Transportation
Advisory Council; the American Trucking Association’s Labor and Policy, Safety
Policy and Insurance Task Force Committees; the American Transportation Research
Institute’s Research Advisory Committee; the Missouri Transportation Coalition;
and the Missouri Safety Council. Hancock has also served as the chairman of the
board and as chairman of the executive committee for the Missouri Trucking
Association. In 2010, Hancock received the Frank G. Campbell Award for
Outstanding Service by the Missouri Trucking Association.
John currently resides in Christian County with his wife Christie and their
children Rachel, Rebecca, and Sam.