Money Q&A - Randy Lewis

January 27, 2003

Resume: Owner, R. Lewis Clothier in Martinsburg, W.Va., and Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Vice president and promotion director, Main Street Martinsburg.

Board member, Sunrise Rotary of Martinsburg.

Born: April 21, 1964.

Family: Wife, Kay; children, Sarah, 11, Kalynn, 9, and Collin, 5.

Education: Martinsburg High School, Class of 1982. Studied business administration at West Virginia University. Earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Shepherd College.

Mentor: "I would say my parents (Donald and Ruth Ann). They've been very supportive throughout my whole life."

Favorite part of your job: "Dealing with my customers on a one-on-one basis and making sure they're happy in wearing their clothing."


Least favorite part of your job: "Paperwork."

Biggest challenge of your job: "Knowing what to buy for each season. Sometimes the market is up and down, the trends are up and down."

Fantasy job: "What I'm doing now."

Favorite music: "New country."

Favorite car: "SUV. Lincoln Navigator."

Type of car you drive: A 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Last book read: "Secrets of Successful Fundraising" by Carol E. Weisman.

Last movie seen: "Spider-Man."

Favorite TV show: "ER."

Hobbies: "Working out in my yard."

What was your first job? "My first paying job was (at) Wendy's fast food, flipping hamburgers, here in Martinsburg."

Favorite quote: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." The Golden Rule.

If you could meet anyone in history, who would it be? "My great-grandfather (Thomas Oden Lewis) because he really instilled a lot in my father and his siblings. Just being a hard worker and being fair to people and honest. They didn't have a lot of money, but they really knew how to treat people."

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