What’s the best part of your job?

Meeting and working with amazing people in the industry, from suppliers, retailers, wholesalers and associations to the people I get to work with every day.

What inspires your leadership approach?

I believe when we all work together for a common goal, great things will happen. I try to put myself in the shoes of the associates and members I work with and try to see things from their perspective and keep everyone motivated. I am a big believer in communications in all forms and directions, including the need to listen, even if you may not agree.

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

The people, friendships and relationships. I also love how this crazy retail business challenges me every day. It is very motivating and allows me to continue to grow as a person and a professional.