Cindy Naes

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Naes,-CindyCindy Naes

FAB, Inc.
SVP Procurement

Years with company: 8 yr. 6 mos.

Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations: Attended Furman University; I have volunteered for the Second Harvest Food Bank, Adult Literacy Program & Junior Achievement.

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career: I have had many; one was the late Mac Pearce who believed in me and trusted in me. He allowed me to grow and find my own way. Another is George Watson who taught me many things but to think strategically was the most valuable.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment of your career to date? I would say just being able to succeed early in my career in an industry that had few women leaders.

Most challenging part of your job: Developing programs that appeal to a very diverse group of independents distributors. Directing and leading them to work together collectively.

Advice for upcoming younger executives: Working hard and learn all you can no matter your position.

Hobbies: Enjoy reading and spending time with my husband and family.