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Andy Taylor, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
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A Father Who’s Been There, Done That

Jack Taylor founded Enterprise Rent-a-Car in 1957, and built it into a multi-billion-dollar company. He passed the CEO’s job to his son Andy in 1991, and the chairmanship of the board in 2001. Today, father and son still speak every day about the challenges the business faces, including how to limit the company’s carbon footprint. Andy, who wanted to foster a new spirit of corporate social responsibility at the company, came at the problem as a CEO; Jack, who has donated millions to the Missouri Botanical Garden, approached as a man interested in creating a legacy. Together, they put Enterprise on the path to building the world’s largest fleet of hybrid vehicles. “He’s been asking the same questions about our business for 50 years,” says Andy of his dad. “Are our customers satisfied? Are our employees having fun? Are we doing things the right way?”