Kristen Chouinard

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Chouinard,-KristenKristen Chouinard

Acosta Sales and Marketing
Senior Business Manager

Years with company: 13 years

Education: I have a Bachelor’s in Science with a concentration in Marketing from Providence College.

Who are your mentors and how have they helped you? During my years at Acosta I have been fortunate to have had many great teachers and mentors that have helped me navigate the many complexities of the food industry. In addition, my father has had the biggest influence in my life.  He has instilled in me a strong work ethic and has been a great sounding board over the years for many of life’s challenges, both personal and professional.   One of the achievements of my career that I am most proud of has been my ability to find a balance between the demands of work and family life.

What is the most challenging aspect of your job? The most challenging aspect of the job has been managing the needs of the ever changing customer base due the many acquisitions and regional changes.

Advice for young professionals: For the up and coming professionals entering the field I would say that one of the most important things that you can do is keep the pressures of the job in perspective and develop as many solid relationships as possible.  It will enhance the long-term rewards of the job.

Hobbies: When I am not spending time at work I enjoy traveling, spending time at the beach, cooking, basket making, shopping, gardening and spending time with family and friends.