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Our Leadership

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Frederick D. Paxton II, President/CEO

Fred is a highly influential and longstanding member of the moving industry. His career with The Paxton Companies started in 1966. His expertise in household goods, move management, warehousing, and operational support have been the cornerstone of our growth as we know it today. He established the international operations department in 1980 and has directed all the significant changes that have enhanced our ability to formally compete as an international service provider. Fred’s intuition into the future of relocation also assisted in The Paxton Companies development of Corporate Relocation Services® in 1993, providing the full spectrum of relocation to our existing corporate client base.


Fred is a long standing elected member on the board of directors of Atlas Van Lines, a 600 million dollar transportation and trucking company with offices throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and overseas, and is also a member of the Atlas World Group Executive Committee.


William D. Paxton, Chief Operating Officer

Bill Paxton began his twenty year career with the Paxton Companies as a teenager. As a sophomore at Langley High School in Northern Virginia, his first job was as a part-time Box Builder. On holiday breaks from Canterbury Preparatory School in Connecticut and later, Lake Forest College in Illinois, Bill maintained employment at the family-owned Moving Company. He eventually worked his way through a variety of positions in the company, including Packer, Crew Leader and as a Certified Driver. He joined the company full-time in 1992, focusing on International Development, after which he moved into management at the Elon, NC office. For ten years in NC, Bill served as Director of Business Development, Operations Manager, Branch Manager, and Vice President of Operations. In 2003, Bill moved back to Virginia to serve as Vice President of Move Management at the Springfield headquarters and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2007. Bill currently maintains the positions of Chief Operating Officer of the Paxton Companies and Treasurer of Paxton Van Lines, Inc.  Most recently, he was elected to the Board of the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA) as well as being elected to serve on the Board of Atlas World Group in 2009-2010.

Bill has been a long-term member of the Atlas Advisory Group and is a Fellow of the National Moving and Storage Association Young Executive Development Program.  Additionally, he participated in the American Moving & Storage Associations Mentor Management Leadership Program.  Bill remains an active member of Rotary International since 1996, having received the Rotarian of the Year Award in 1999, prior to his service as President of the Guilford-Greensboro, NC group in 2002-2003. He is also a Benefactor, Paul Harris Fellow and Bequest Society Member of the Rotary International Foundation. Bill has served on the board of Habitat for Humanity (Alamance County, NC), the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce Drug Free Workplace Advisory Committee and the NC Movers Association Rates and Tariff’s Committee.

Current memberships include, but are not limited to, Board Member of the Great Falls Rotary (Secretary, 2010-2012); Atlas World Group Best Practice Council (2009 - present), Board Member, Salta Insurance (2009 - present, Chairman/Finance Committee), Executive Committee, AMSA (2011 - 2013), Nominating Committee, AMSA, (2011 - 2012).

Frederick D. Paxton III, Chief Marketing Officer


Fred has been working full time for the Paxton Companies for over 16 years. He began his career at Paxton working part time during summers packing and loading local vehicles, achieving top local driver status in 1987. This helped him learn the business from the very start of the process. Fred graduated from St. Lawrence University, with a BA in Government and Fine Arts. Fred did his post-graduate work at George Mason University, where he received his MBA in 1999. Fred sits on the Atlas Advisory Group to Atlas World Groups Board of Directors. Fred is also a board member of the USA Section of FIDI, the International Federation of International Removal companies. Fred assisted in Paxton’s FAIM/ISO accreditation process with FIDI and Ernst & Young/Cap Gemini, and is the Management Representative for Paxton’s ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001 quality accreditation. Fred has traveled to over 35 countries working with our international team. He holds a Real Estate license in Virginia and earned the Employee Relocation Council's (ERC) Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) designation in 1999.

Freddy is a Board Member for the ERC (Employee Relocation Council), US Advisory Committee for Transportation.  He is Committee Chair for the AMSA Membership Team.  He has served as a FIDI Academy Trainer for the past 7 years, traveling to various countries tutoring and mentoring members of the International Shipping Industry.



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