Marygrace Sexton

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Sexton_MarygraceMarygrace Sexton

Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Co.
Chief Executive Officer

Years with company: 22 years

Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations:
I support many entities from churches to schools to not-for-profit organizations. I find it extremely important to support organizations, both locally and globally, that help foster our youth as well as organizations that support women.

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career:
Dr. Abraham Barkett was a great employer who instilled in me the self-discipline to be an exceptional employee.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment of your career to date?
I would say it was winning the six national taste tests, beating the large national brands, and the acknowledgment Natalie’s received from such fine publications.  But what makes me feel the most proud is the incredibly loyal colleagues I work with at Natalie’s.

Most challenging part of your job:
Never take for granted the effort and persistence it takes for someone to take you from the books to the street. Mentoring the new generation of college grads. Helping them learn the difference between business school and the business world.

Bicycling, watching my daughter Lucy excel at Lacrosse, following my daughter Natalie’s mission work across the world.