Patty King

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King_PattyPatty King

Ahold USA
Senior Vice President, Controller 

Years with company:  25 years




Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and MBA in finance.
  • Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career:
I have had several mentors throughout my life starting at a very early age with my mother and father.    They were role models for working hard with a strong work ethic and integrity in everything you do, which became the foundation on which I built my career.   During my career other important and valued mentors have taught me to create my own opportunities, follow through on commitments and learn from mistakes.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment of  your career to date?
I am proud to have worked for a great company for 25 years and alongside many talented individuals.   I have been given countless opportunities to learn and grow over the years and it has created many defining moments.

Advice for upcoming younger executives:
My advice to younger executives is to volunteer to do things that are not necessarily your responsibility, such as taking on a task to help out your manager or being part of a project.   You will find that the time invested pays off many times over in what you will learn and the people you will meet along the way.

Biking, kayaking, swimming, scuba diving.