Roxanne M. Kanne-Roush

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Roxanne Kanne-RoushRoxanne M. Kanne-Roush

Fareway Stores, Inc.
Vice President – Training and Development

Years with company: 11 years

Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations:

  • BA-Accounting-Simpson College, Indianola, IA
  • Iowa Grocer’s Industry Association-IGIA
  • Bishop Drumm Retirement Center
  • Delta Delta Delta Alumnae Organization

Mentors and how they have assisted me in my career: I am a “cradle-grocer”.  My father started as a carry-out boy at 15 years old and retired from Fareway Stores, Inc. over 51 years later.  My father held the bar high-his strong work ethic, outstanding morals and perseverance to succeed are traits I learned early on, not only at home, but also while working for him. I strive to emulate these same characteristics every single day.

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 my contributions in being able to recognize individual strengths, and combining those efforts to build successful teams who function together and make significant contributions to our organization, one of the most recent being the creation of our Retail Sales Team.  I also am very grateful for the opportunities available to me in my position.  I am extremely fortunate to be able to serve as a catalyst for our employees in reaching their long-term career goals within our company.

Most challenging part of my job: Much to do in limited amount of time! I wish that I could spend much more time out in the Retail environment, recognizing employees for a job well done, sharing opportunities with our employees, and encouraging our employees to reach their full potential.

Advice for upcoming younger executives: Find your passion, then LIVE IT!…Love what you do, work hard, and believe in yourself!

Hobbies: Family activities, lake-time, reading, and cheering on the Iowa State Cyclones!