Old Town Trolley Beloved Cast Members Retire

by | May 3, 2019

Two of Old Town Trolley Tours of Savannah’s much-loved cast members, Kenny Gresham and Robert “Colonel” Hunter, have retired after many years of loyal service.

Kenny Gresham started his career at Old Town Trolley (OTT) almost 23 years ago. He has worked in all areas of the business: in dispatch, ticket sales, running the ghost program, as a conductor, and in his recent role as Safety Officer. He was not only an employee but a part of the OTT family, a go-to person whenever a cast member needed information—the “almanac” of OTT, full of knowledge. Kenny’s nickname is “Big Ken” and he goes by the motto, “When you send ‘Big Ken,’ you send the best.” He says he lives by this motto each day.

Kenny Gresham, Old Town Trolley Tours of Savannah

Outside of his OTT job duties, Kenny loves baseball and is a huge Atlanta Braves fan. He enjoys playing golf and spending time with his daughter Sarah in Florida. Kenny also enjoys volunteering with the elderly, transporting them to their doctor’s appointments and just spending time with them. His sister, Jeanene Gresham, also worked for OTT as a Sales Representative before she passed away. She has a trolley named after her.

Kenny is known at OTT for his dry sense of humor, ability to make people laugh, never knowing a stranger, and for bleeding orange and green. Word around the campfire is that he will be back in a few months, and we can’t wait!

Robert “Colonel” Hunter began his career at OTT almost 18 years ago in sales. He then became a conductor, director of our ghost program, and opened the Welcome Center, where he worked until his last position before retiring as the Vendor Department Manager.

Robert got his nickname of “Colonel” from working at KFC as the general manager and for resembling Colonel Sanders. He performs as Colonel Sanders for the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia; the girls get a big kick out of it. Colonel is a US Air Force veteran, a pilot, and a certified diver. He has traveled to 49 of the 50 states and throughout the world. He is married to his wife Patsy and has four daughters, 20 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild that is due on his birthday.

Colonel has also been an Uber driver for the last three and a half years and will continue to drive for Uber even after his retirement. You might be lucky enough to catch a ride with Colonel!

Kenny and Colonel have both worn many hats while working at OTT, but it’s their genuine passion for the hospitality industry and love for their guests and the people they have worked with over their many years in the field that have made each of them beloved and respected by our OTT family and friends. They will both be greatly missed.

by | May 3, 2019

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