Regina McCartney-Mackay

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McCartney-MackayReginaRegina McCartney-Mackay

Weis Markets, Inc.
Deli and Prepared Foods Category Manager / Lead Merchant

Years with company: 11 years

 Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations:

  • Associates Degree in Pastry Arts
  • Board Member for Keystone Partnership, affiliate of Keystone Human Services

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career: My parents are excellent role models.  I’ve also been fortunate to work with a number of strong leaders at every step of my career.  With their support, I’ve tackled new challenges.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment oyour career to date? Early in my career, I was offered a promotion into one of two departments.  The first option was safe, conservative and familiar.  The second was challenging, new and risky.  I took the challenging path and loved it.  I learned a new area of business and broadened my base of experience.

Most challenging part of your job: Clearly communicating in a fast-paced retail environment is the most challenging part of my job.  I must be clear in my vision, direct, professional, and effective as a communicator to associates in the corporate office and across our 163 stores.

Advice for upcoming younger executives: Challenge yourself.  Do excellent work and leaders will invest in you.  Do not be afraid to take help from others.

Hobbies: Spending time with my family, traveling and playing golf.