Lisa Hatch

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Lisa HatchLisa Hatch

New England Dairy Promotion Board
Director of Marketing Services  (*As of Jan. 1, 2014, Lisa is VP of Strategic Planning at Dairy Management Inc.)

Years with company: Eight years 

Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations: BS in Communication; Boston University College of Communications; psychology minor

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career: Celeste Contois, SR VP of HR for Papa Gino’s; drew me to strive for the next level; mediocre isn’t sufficient.   Taught me that being kind and fair doesn’t mean that you are soft or ineffective.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment of your career to date? I believe in what I do and who I work for.   That is something that is truly important to me.   The fact that I get to have fun doing it is something that I feel very lucky about.   Defining moments or proud moments have been a big part of my time here.   I am proud when the New England Division is recognized nationally, which we are often.    But I guess a defining moment was when the national office asked me to join them because they recognize what I have been able to do locally and want to tap in to that nationally.

Most challenging part of your job: Balance of family and work.   I want the best for both and that is not always achievable.

Advice for upcoming younger executives: Raise your hand; never say it can’t be done; take chances; be fair; work hard.   And sick time is for when you are sick!

Hobbies:  Family, skiing