What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is the people I work with and the purpose behind why we do what we do. It’s both humbling and inspiring to find yourself surrounded by talented, intelligent and driven individuals. Working together to support the success of our retailers and help them provide for their communities is at the core of who we are.
What inspires your leadership approach?
Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work with several leaders who have been inspirational. Those I have admired most have led with patience, kindness and confidence. Working to emulate those qualities has influenced who I strive to become. At the core, keeping the golden rule in mind has been central. When those around you are supported, recognized and heard, the whole team becomes stronger.
What do you cherish most about being a part of the industry?
What I cherish most is the relationships. There are so many talented and intelligent people in this business, and it is a real privilege to get to know and work with them. Finding our way through recent challenging times and adapting to stay connected has been amazing and deepened those ties. Change has happened at such a rapid pace and has made the experience both challenging and rewarding. There is never a dull moment in this industry and each new day is an opportunity to find solutions through collaboration.