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In Focus a truE pa OtandlEadErtri Jim Amos has spent a lifetime serving and supporting others both in business and in our armed services.by stephen puls t fore spending 30 years becoming one of America’s who described his family as profoundly close. His mother ranValues of service were quickly instilled into Amos as a child,his mastery of business format franchising, as well as his con-tinuous determination to give back to military veterans, thathas placed him in the upper echelons of the franchising world.he story of Jim Amos’ life of sacrificial service beganwhen serving two tours in Vietnam as a Captain inthe U.S. Marine Corps. He returned home the recip-ient of a Purple Heart and 11 other decorations, be- most renowned leaders in the franchising industry. Amos is the her own hairdressing shop in historic Westport, MO while his author of three bestsellers, and currently serves as the Chair- father, a World War II veteran, worked at the St. Louis Post- man and CEO for Tasti D-Lite and Planet Smoothie. It is both Dispatch for 33 years. “He was a great patriot,” Amos said of his 62Opportunity World • September/October 2012 www.OpportunityWorld.com


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