Jac Moskalik

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Jac MoskalikJac Moskalik

Brookshire Grocery Co.
Category Manager Deli/Food Service

Years with company:    Three years

Education/Professional/Volunteer Organizations: Junior Achievement Volunteer

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career: I have worked with so many great individuals in the last 15 years; it’s hard to single out any one mentor.  Anybody who can prosper in the food industry by adapting to change in a positive way is a mentor to me.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? My entire career has been in the food industry.  I became a buyer at 18 years old  and progressed rather rapidly in the last 15 years. The struggles I encountered as a young female made me a stronger person and I am proud of the reputation I have built in the industry.

Do you have a defining moment of your career to date?  There hasn’t been a particular moment or event per say, but in each position I have held in my career, there has been a sequence of events that are intangible, that culminates an unspoken confidence that Leadership has in my performance. 

Most challenging part of your job: The most challenging part of my job is explaining that change is a necessary catalyst to improvement and growth and no one has ever said that change is easy.

Advice for upcoming younger executives: Never assume you know “everything” about the firm and/or industry that you are a part of, be a student of the business.  In the food industry positions come and go, companies come and go – regardless of circumstance, maintain your integrity, protect your name, and do the right thing.

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, painting and cycling.