Fortune Industries, Inc. Mourns the Loss of Carter Fortune

Aug 27, 2012, 17:38 ET from Fortune Industries, Inc.

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fortune Industries, Inc. (the "Company") regretfully announces that Carter M. Fortune, Chairman of the Board of the Company, passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at his home in Destin, Florida with his loving wife Kim by his side. 

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The Company's leadership team will continue in their present responsibilities. No changes are anticipated in the Company's day-to-day business activities.

"We are very saddened by Carter's passing, but we are prepared to move forward, carry out his vision and honor his legacy," said Tena Mayberry, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Kim and the entire Fortune family." 

"Carter dedicated his life to each and every employee of every Fortune company," said David Berry, Director.  "He will be deeply missed by all.  His passing is a loss for all of his companies and for the city of Indianapolis."

Mr. Fortune acquired the majority ownership of the Company in 2000, and served as Chairman of the Board since January 2002.

About Fortune Industries, Inc.

Fortune Industries, Inc., is a professional employer organization (PEO) focused on small and medium-sized business clients in 47 states, providing human resource consulting and management, employee assessment, training, payroll services, and benefits administration.  The company has three divisions operating as licensed PEOs: Century II, Inc., located in Brentwood, TN; Employer Solutions Group, Inc., located in Loveland, CO, Provo, UT, Phoenix and Tucson, AZ; and Professional Staff Management, Inc., located in Indianapolis, and Richmond, IN.   The company's PEO divisions are among the nation's oldest PEOs, and are recognized market leaders providing the full array of outsourced human resource services through co-employment relationships with companies that typically do not have an internal personnel or human resources department. Fortune Industries represents clients with a combined 15,000 worksite employees representing a broad base of industries including healthcare, IT, financial, and other professional services, as well as manufacturing, construction, and telemarketing. For more information, visit

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