Cindy Garnett

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Garnett,-CindyCindy Garnett

Shaw’s/Star Market
Vice President Human Resources/Labor Relations

Years with company: 35

Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations:

  • BS Human Resources Management—Southeastern Mass University
  • Masters of Business Administration—University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
  • Member of Network of Executive Women (NEW)
  • Advisory Board of TRUGrocer Credit Union
  • Former member of New England Human Resources Association (NEHRA) and Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career: While I have never had the benefit of a formal “mentor”, I have had many informal mentoring relationships throughout my career.  Most recently I have had the privilege of working closely with several senior executives from Albertson’s.  These men and women have persevered and thrived through very turbulent times in our industry and have demonstrated a type of resilience and optimism that is exciting and refreshing!

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment oyour career to date? I am very proud to have been chosen to be part of the leadership team at Shaw’s and New Albertson’s Inc.   This is a company composed of deeply experienced and dedicated industry professionals.  I am also very proud of the colleagues that I have seen experience success over my many years here.

Most challenging part of your job: I would say that finding employees who demonstrate the passion for our business that is needed to ensure our mutual success is the most challenging part of the job.  That said, when you find them and see that light in their eyes, it is unbelievably rewarding!

Advice for upcoming younger executives: Keep your eye on the prize, but be the best at every job you do along the way.  A positive attitude and willingness to do the hard work is what will propel you toward career success.

Hobbies: Exercise and cruising!