Rhonda Levene

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Rhonda Levene, Daymon WorldwideRhonda Levene

Daymon Worldwide
Chief Business and Financial Officer

Years with company:  One year

Education degrees:
B.B.A., M.B.A., C.P.A.

 

Professional/volunteer organizations:

  • UNT Board of Governors/School of Hospitality and Merchandising
  • Women’s Foodservice Forum
  • Network of Executive Women
  • CERT/CEO’s Roundtable

Mentors:
My parents instilled a belief in me that anything was possible if I worked hard enough.  They never saw my being a woman as a barrier, even during a period of time in our history when women in the workplace were less common. Carla Cooper was one of my first professional mentors.  Our relationship began early in my career.  Her confidence and trust in me gave me opportunities and the advocacy needed to expand my career goals and take risks.  She set a high standard of leadership that contributed to my personal and professional growth.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements?
Watching leaders underneath me excel and achieve their career goals

Do you have a defining moment of your career to date?
Making the leap from finance to sales and marketing and ultimately to general management… required leaving a comfort zone and learning a lot of new skills.

Most challenging part of job:
Ensuring I am living up to the leadership responsibility that our company and our associates deserve.

Advice for younger executives:
Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want, take risks and never stop learning.

Hobbies:
Long distance running.