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Division Vice President, Franchise Operations Who was your most influential leadership mentor and why? I once worked with a gentleman named Alan Houston, a senior executive who inspired me because of his commitment to do the right thing. The company we worked for expected high year-over-year growth and he... Read more
Vice President, Human Resources Who is/was your most influential leadership mentor and why? Don Zrebiec, former Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Xerox. Don taught us the importance of goal setting, resource allocation, flawless execution, and relentless pursuit of excellence while treating others respectfully. Who in your family had... Read more
Senior Director, Coworker Services (HR) Who is/was your most influential leadership mentor and why? Throughout my career I have had two very influential mentors who were instrumental in my leadership growth. The first would be Ms. Hayes, a high school teacher and coach, and the second Dr. Pierson, a... Read more
Executive Vice President; Director, Citibank Client Services Who in your family had the most impact on your success? My mother has been the most influential person in my life. I grew up in inner-city Philadelphia, in a primarily single parent household—my mother raised my sister and me. As I... Read more
Vice President, Internet & PC Software Development Who in your family had the most impact on your success? My father had the most influence on my success. When I was growing up in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, I would work with my father in our family-owned grocery... Read more
Advisory Director Who in your family had the most impact on your success? Like many leaders in the African-American community, I have to credit my mother for having the most impact shaping me to be the person that I am today. My mother was a high school graduate who... Read more
Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Who in your family had the most impact on your success? One of the biggest influences in my life, and a major contributor to my success is my father. As long as I can remember, he has always tried to instill in me... Read more
Executive Vice President, Community Affairs & Economic Development What is your definition of leadership? I believe that leaders emerge from many diverse backgrounds, sets of circumstances, and for varied purposes. The commonalities they all possess, however, include the vision to see what needs to happen to reach a goal,... Read more
Division Vice President, Facility Solutions, Sodexo Health Care Divison What is your definition of leadership? My definition is centered on creativity. Creating an atmosphere for my team to excel is my ultimate goal. The right environment ensures that my entire team is aligned and focused on achieving sustainable results.... Read more
Vice President, Pharmacy Solutions What is your definition of leadership? Leadership is the ability to create and maintain an environment that enables others and/or processes to achieve their maximum potential in a given effort or common cause. Leadership is tangible, measurable and can be cultivated. Many corporations have patterned... Read more