What’s the best part of your job?

Seeing my team achieve their business and personal goals. When they are successful, I feel I am successful. I enjoy the innovation that comes each year in the nonedible area of our business. It is so fun to see these items sell and be successful.

What inspires your leadership approach?

I am a strong supporter of good communication/direction and then allow my people to run with the direction and execute the programs. The follow-up is important with feedback in order to complete the task. This approach allows people to grow in their role and become good decision-makers.

What do you cherish most about being a part of the industry?

The people I have met over the years have allowed me to develop strong friendships in the business.