What’s the most rewarding aspect of your job?
I am so fortunate to work with incredibly talented and creative people every single day. They inspire me with their passion and drive—and in the way they rise to any challenge, no matter how daunting, with resolve and grace. I am also grateful to be in a role where I represent the voice of the consumer, looking at our industry, categories and brands through their eyes, and being guided by what’s meaningful to them.
What inspires your leadership approach?
Trust is the foundation of my leadership approach. A culture of trust allows people to let down their guard, focus on the task at hand and perform at their very best. It gives everyone space to grow and shine. I strongly value collaboration and the respectful exchange of ideas to ensure we’re always raising the bar. And lastly, I’m inspired by those who lead by example, and I endeavor to do the same.
What do you value most about being a part of the grocery business?
As we have recently been reminded, we are all part of an industry—the grocery business—that is literally essential. When people go to the store to find the shelves stocked with the products they love, it brings comfort and normalcy. And now more than ever, our consumers need that. We all have our roles to play to keep this amazing business thriving, and I consider myself lucky to be able to do my part.
Stonemill Kitchens Artichoke, Jalapeno & Parmesan Dip.