Patricia Mancinelli

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mancinelli,-patPatricia Mancinelli

Bozzuto’s Inc
Sr. Store Designer and Planner


Years with company: 37 years – November 1978

Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations: I have attended the Worcester Art Museum School, Clarke University, Worcester, MA – Bachelor of Fine Arts, Assumption College , Worcester, MA – Over several years I have participated in events for Special Olympics through Bozzuto’s Inc. Hometown Foundation

Mentors and how they have assisted you in your career: I have been very fortunate to have several mentors who have supported me and of whom I have learned so much. I began my career at Bozzuto’s as the head of the Advertising Department, it was my first managerial position. Bill Hoskins was such a strong influence by how he conducted himself with the vendors, fellow employees and especially the customers. He was so well liked and respected and always a gentlemen. My second most important influence in my early career in the Engineering department was Michael Bozzuto. He supported me when I wanted to bring my designs and creativity out of the box. He encouraged me to take chances even when my vision was not so conventional.

What are you most proud of in your Career achievements? Working with customers to achieve a store that they are proud of is my most personal achievements and I must thank my vendors and contractors for watching out for me and teaching me so much about this very difficult and rewarding industry.

Defining moment of your career: Helping Jayne find her CHANEL pocketbooks.

Most challenging part: Most challenging part of my job at the moment is to deal with the increasingly competitive environment and pricing pressure in store design, equipment and construction.

Advice for upcoming younger execs: Be honest in dealing with people and you will gain respect. Take ownership of your decisions. Listen, keep an open mind and learn what you can from others. A woman in a man’s profession must believe in herself and understand the obstacles and enjoy every minute.