Jessica C. Winship

This entry is part 77 of 77 in the series


Roche Brothers Supermarkets

Assistant Store Manager


Years with company:  25 years

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career: I have had many mentors through the years.  First and foremost my mother…who I can’t thank enough for making me the woman I am today.  My father who taught me to be humble, my brother who has taught me how to lead by example and that hard work is noticed, my dear friend Yolanda who guided me as a young woman and still guides me today,  Pat, Bud, Ed and Rick Roche who took me under their wings as a young woman and instilled in me family values, community and the true meaning of generosity, my colleagues Robin and Aimee who keep me sane and who push me to be the best I can be, my former boss Tom who exemplifies that family comes first and humor is needed to survive in this industry, my travel partner Clair who showed me that you always need to be true to yourself and never change who you are  and last but not least my wife Dana who believes in me and encourages me to stay true to my path.

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 being asked to be a part of the start up team that will launch a series of small stores for Roche Brothers.  I feel my defining moment is yet to come….


Most challenging part of your job: I am constantly surrounded by associates and customers and it is challenging to be on my A game daily.  However, it is that daily challenge that gives me the most joy. I have the ability to educate, support and build a team with my associates coupled with the ability to make customers smile, laugh and truly enjoy their shopping experience at Roche Brothers.

Advice for upcoming younger executives: Always do the right thing no matter how hard it may be, take pride in everything you do, lead by example and walk with graceful confidence.

Hobbies: I love to cook and I love spending time with my family.