Trudy Cooper

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Trudy Cooper OSITrudy Cooper

OSI Restaurant Partners , LLC

Years with company:  22 years

Current position and your immediate supervisor:
Co-founder and senior vice president. Dave Pace, executive vice president and chief resources officer.

Education degrees and professional/volunteer affiliates:
B.S.E., Truman University; Upark, Clearwater Free Clinic and Women in Philanthropy at Morton Plant

What are you most proud of in your career achievements or a defining moment of your career to date?
Providing jobs and career paths for so many young people. All the wonderful friendships.

Most challenging part of your job:
To address the ever-changing ways to communicate to our people. To present information in a way that is most easily grasped and used.

Thoughts or advice for upcoming younger executives:
Just get started. Make great relationships, everyone counts, and everyone is important.

Hobbies:
Art, painting, playing mandolin, gardening, and antiques.