Kevin Carter is a Ziglar Legacy Certified motivational speaker, trainer, and personal coach. All of these certifications were attained in Plano, Texas at the world famous Zig Ziglar Institute.
Kevin enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1972, while at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, CA he earned the distinction of being chosen the Honor Man of his platoon and was meritoriously promoted to Private First Class. One month later, he again was meritoriously promoted to Lance Corporal after achieving 2nd in his class at schools battalion in Oceanside, CA. He was sent to Headquarters Marine Corps Washington D. C. and promoted to Corporal in 1973 and Sergeant in 1974.
In 1973 Corporal Carter was chosen to be on a joint honor cordon for the inauguration of President Richard M. Nixon at the U.S. Capitol building.
Kevin began his career is in the construction industry in 1976 where he became a superintendent for 25 years, supervising such projects as the Par-a Dice Hotel in East Peoria, IL, and the Peoria Chiefs ball park in Peoria, IL. He later was Director of Business development for a major construction company in Central Illinois.
In 2010, Kevin became an instructor for a class at Illinois Central College North campus to assist minorities and low income students to learn about and prepare themselves for a career in the construction trades.
Today he is the Executive Director of PALM (Peoria Area Labor Management Council) and TRICON (Tri-County Construction Labor Management Council).
Kevin regularly gives presentations to various educational facilities and private organizations. His presentations on leadership, communication, work ethic, and his “The Secret to Success” presentation have been given to students of all ages, to give them a guide to succeeding in the work place and life.