Marisa Stoehr

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Marisa Stoehr, Kellogg’sMarisa Stoehr

Senior Market Manager

Years with company:  10 years




Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations:  

  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry 2003 (Villanova University)
  • Bachelor of Science, Sociology 2003 (Villanova University)
  • MBA, Management 2007 (Kaplan University)
  • Women of Kellogg’s (WOK)
  • Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF)
  • Women’s Foodservice Forum – Membership Volunteer Committee
  • Network of Executive Women (NEW)

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career:
Jessie Lesko – showed me how to be a great sales person, and really listen to the concerns of the customer and provide solutions.

Kimberly Belson – brought me into the Kellogg’s world, and trained me on making sales calls and developing relationships within Kellogg’s and the customer/distributor community.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment of your career to date?
I am most proud of being successful in the sales world, coming in with a chemistry and sociology degree and no business background.  Graduating in one year along an accelerated program with my master’s was a great moment, showing if I wanted something I could gain it.

Most challenging part of your job:
Adapting to different personalities and knowing how to get to the root of what a customer needs to provide a solution and not just another item for them.

Advice for upcoming younger executives:
If you want it, go for it.  Get to know your organization and the people in it, for they are the ones that will help you develop yourself most.  Also, loyalty is something a lot of young people entering the business don’t value, but to a company, it means the world.

Spending time with friends, my two beautiful daughters, wonderful family and amazing husband.  Shopping is also a favorite pastime too.