JosĂ©e Covington 2017 RTD Person of the Year Honoree
President and CEO, JosĂ©e Covington, has been selected as a 2017 Person of the Year honoree by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
JosĂ©e was recognized for her achievements at a Celebration Event on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, along with 24 other honorees who are business leaders, artists, teachers, non-profit leaders and philanthropists in the Richmond community.
JosĂ©e Covington has a pretty simple standard for success in life and in business: â€śIf it canâ€™t bedone right, Iâ€™m not going to do it.â€ť
That philosophy â€” and the perseverance it has required in her line of work â€” has served her well.
JosĂ©e is the founder of Covington Travel, which in 2017 is marking its 50th anniversary. What began in 1967 in a 500-square-foot downtown office is now a three-location travel agency, with 87 employees in the Richmond area and Charlottesville.
Her own favorite travels recently have included Peru, China, Cuba and a trip with her entire family to her native Luxembourg. â€śThat was fun when you introduce your childrenâ€™s children to family in your native country,â€ť she said.
Two of her three sons work at Covington and will one day take over the business; the other is an attorney. She sees no reason that they wonâ€™t succeed. â€śThe business is thriving,â€ť Covington said. â€śTravel agencies are not going away.â€ť
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Source:Â Richmond Times-Dispatch