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Imperial Distributors, Inc.
Customer Service Supervisor

Years with company:  5

Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations: I have attended Worcester State University, Worcester Center for Crafts and Worcester Art Museum. I am a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club and Loyal to Local’s Webster Chapter, a community group dedicated to supporting local businesses and causes. I enjoy volunteering at local animal shelters and community groups.

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career: My first mentors were my parents. My mother taught me the value of creativity and self-expression. My father, a cancer survivor, taught me the importance of staying positive even when things seem hopeless. Professionally, mentors have taught me not to undervalue my own abilities.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment of your career to date? A defining moment happened in 2000, when I was the youngest member and one of only two women on a committee charged with exploring and implementing a software solution that successfully integrated the circulation systems of two major newspapers. The skills I learned during this time have been invaluable to me. I was also deeply honored to receive Imperial’s Bridge Builder Leadership Award in 2011.

Most challenging part of your job: The most challenging part of my job is also the most rewarding – bringing people together to find common solutions to complex issues. It can be difficult for individuals or teams with differing priorities to find a compromise but our customers win when we work together to meet their needs.

Advice for upcoming younger executives: Be open to the unexpected. Create opportunities that will challenge your skills and bring you in contact with new people and ideas.

Hobbies: Painting, art quilting, sewing, surface design, kayaking and photographing each of the lighthouses in New England.