Katie Wagner

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katie.wagnerKatie Wagner

MWS Enterprises, Inc.
Vice President

Years with company:  Nine years

Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations: I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Psychology from Ithaca College and an Executive MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo.  I serve on the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Management Alumni Association Board as well as the National Advisory Group’s Young Executive Organization Board.

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career: My father has been my biggest mentor.  He has taught me resiliency in business and commitment to going after what you want.  He has been instrumental in helping me grow as a professional.

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 the fact that I am at a position where I can see the impact my ideas and changes have throughout my organization.  I am at the point that I can truly make a difference in the day-to-day work life of my people.

Most challenging part of your job: The most challenging part of my job is finding balance with work and my home life now that I have a toddler.

Advice for upcoming younger executives: My best advice is to be patient and persistent when going after what you want.  It will take time and you will make mistakes (and that is OK) because you will be better for it in the end.

Hobbies: I enjoy reading, traveling, outdoor activities, exercising, and spending time with my husband and daughter.