Josanna Busby

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Busby,-JosannaJosanna Busby

Delhaize America
Category Manager, Seafood & Frozen Meats

Years with company: 9 ½ years

Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations:

BS in Business from Indiana University.  Member of Network of Executive Women (NEW)

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career: Throughout my career, I have had mentors that have influenced me in many ways by providing support and offering honest and constructive feedback.  It would be difficult to single out any one individual mentor, other than my parents.  They taught me at an early age that you always finish what you start and never give up when things get difficult.  I am very thankful for each person that has influenced my career and am grateful for their support and guidance.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment of your career to dateMy career took an entirely different path 24 years ago while I was working as a Store Manager for a regional Drug chain.  I thought this was the direction I wanted to pursue, but my Director of Operations and VP of Operations convinced me to interview for a Buyer role.   This was a defining moment in my career, because had it not been for those two individuals, I would not be where I am today.  I am proud of the positions I have held and the impacts to the business I have made.

Most challenging part of your job: Managing time in order to meet current and new priorities as they arise.  Also ensuring you have work/life balance

Advice for upcoming younger executives: Have a plan and vision for what you want in your career, but don’t be afraid to take on new challenges that may not be a part of your plan.  Be confident in yourself and don’t be afraid to make mistakes, but learn from them.  Enjoy what you do.

Hobbies: I enjoy traveling, photography and spending time with family and friends.