Anna Lisa Famania

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Anna Lisa Famania of Mt. Pleasant Ice Cream Anna Lisa Famania

Mt. Pleasant Ice Cream
Vice President of Operations 

Years with company: 2 ½ years

Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations: AAS Business Management LIU

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career:

Jay Zweibaum (Aramark)- Jay’s mentorship paved my career growth in foodservice in how to manage an operation with specific foundations of  a well marketed program, with an emphasis of profitability while encouraging a team environment for company success.  He infused a daily regimen to provide a strong associate award program to build collaboration for a successful guest experience in our restaurants.

Owen Moore (NYU)-Owen always showed diversification in a job place.  He was influential in aspects to branching out; leads to individual personal growth in and outside of our daily environments.  This also helps on an ongoing networking community which fosters new experiences to a well-rounded career path.

Both mentors foster professional women to flourish development at a workplace.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment of your career to dateI am most proud of being awarded my current position.  Upon being recruited into Mt. Pleasant it was a boutique distribution organization that has grown tremendously competing in arenas of the larger broad-liners.  Under the direction of President and I we have been listed as one of largest independent distributor in the North East for one of Dannon’s frozen product lines called YoCream.  

Most challenging part of your job: The most challenging item in my current position is keeping up with company’s growth initiative with ever-changing climate of the economy.  I see the impact of our business has been greatly affected by the environmental atmospheric change.  We are evolving at a historic pace to stay ahead of competition.

Advice for upcoming younger executives: Build a strong network of colleagues and a support system.

Hobbies: Watching food network or the cooking channel with my family.