Judi McGrath Palmer

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Palmer,-JudiJudi McGrath Palmer

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, New England Division
Director of Marketing and External Communication

Years with company: 39 Years

Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations:

  • Bachelor Of Arts:  Providence College
  • Master of Business Administration:  Suffolk University
  • Board Member:  The Greater Boston Food Bank
  • Member:  NEW The Network of Executive Women
  • Member:  FMI Advertising & Marketing Executives Committee 2004 -2010

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career: I have been lucky enough to have several mentors.  Early in my career, Barry Berman took me under his wing and assigned me to projects I never thought I could accomplish.  His confidence in me built my own level of confidence as he encouraged me to “learn fast” but to also “think outside the lines” and take risks.  Sal Saccoccio taught me the art of negotiation and helped hone my skills as a manager and business leader.  He was a role model for respect and integrity.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment of your career to dateI am proud of being a positive example to my daughter by showing her that being devoted and “there for her” while working hard to be a successful business woman are not mutually exclusive…at times exhausting, but not mutually exclusive.

Most challenging part of your job: The most challenging and interesting part of my job is staying on top of changing priorities.

Advice for upcoming younger executives: My advice to younger executives is to find a career for which you have passion.  Nothing is accomplished in life without passion!

Hobbies: Spending time with my family and friends.  I enjoy reading, a good political discussion, photography and my passion, football.