Tricia Johnson

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Tricia_Johnson Ahold Stop & ShopTricia Johnson

Ahold USA-Stop & Shop Cos.
District Director (11 years)

Years with company:  Twenty-eight years with Stop & Shop




Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations:  

  • Bachelor of Science and Business Administration-Fitchburg State University
  • Recipient of Local Heroes Award-South Shore Greater Plymouth Council
  • Stop and Shop Store Manager of the Year Award-Progressive Grocer
  • Good Will Lead Volunteer
  • Volunteer Organization-ASP-Appalachia Service Project-Lead Mentor
  • Habitat for Humanity Volunteer
  • Peer Mentor

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career:
I have had the opportunity to work with several top executives and leaders who have made a significant impact in my career.  They always took a genuine and sincere interest in my career, personal development and successes.  They always provided me with clear direction in the area of Human Resources, Operations and the importance of people development and leadership.  They challenged me to work hard, always do my best and to always have high expectations for myself and my team.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment of your career to date?
The most proud moments of my career are when I see my team receive awards and acknowledgements for their successes under my leadership.  Having a Store Manager directly reporting to me receive a Store Manager of the year Award is a reflection of my commitment to people development and genuine interest in the success of my team.

Most challenging part of your job:
The most challenging part of my current position as a District Director is time management both personally and professionally.  Developing a knowledgeable and cohesive team focused on delivering results with sales and gross profit always remains a priority.  Leading a team and developing a team focused on providing their customers with a first in class store with great service while making a difference in their customers’ lives everyday.

Advice for upcoming younger executives:
If I were to provide advice to younger executives, I would tell them to always work hard, stay focused on personal goals and company objectives. I would always encourage them to attend college even if they were to take one class at a time.  I would also encourage younger executives to stay focused on work and home life balance and to always encourage them to consider people and associate development as a key attribute to their success and the success of the company.

Reading, traveling and spending time with family.