What’s the best part of your job?

I get satisfaction in working with the member-owners of Topco Associates LLC in developing solutions that provide quality products and high value for their shoppers. I feel that my team and I are an extension of their business and a resource for them in delivering products and programs that allow them to compete at the highest levels and satisfy their shoppers. This is rewarding work.

What inspires your leadership approach?

I plan to work with and hopefully inspire a new generation of professionals in our industry. I would like younger people coming up in our business to develop joy and pride in this work. Our work is essential in that we help families live healthier, better lives. There is genuine satisfaction from work that produces value for retailers and their associates, and also for their shoppers. I want to inspire those I work with to feel this way about our industry.

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

I have been blessed to work with many talented and caring people from many organizations. People invested in the success of those with whom they work. While it can be an overused statement, I think being in our industry is akin to being among family. People in our industry work hard together, solving problems, creating solutions and helping each other succeed. It is so rewarding to work alongside these people.