Education: Bentley University
First Job: Although I had a lot of babysitting jobs, I consider my first introduction into the business world with First Pennsylvania Bank. I was a summer teller during my 4 high school years and would “float” to various branches to cover employee vacations.
First “Real” Job: Credit Analyst for MBNA America
Essential Business Philosophy: Weigh all your options and do the right thing, the first time.
Best way to keep a competitive edge: It all starts with a relationship. Keeping employee’s engaged and caring about their personal lives and development, will bring you success every time.
Yardstick of success: Building and maintaining trust with the people that I support.
Goal yet to be achieved: To become a certified professional coach.
Best Decision: Moving laterally from Credit Operations to Human Resources to fulfill a career aspiration.
Worst Decision: In a previous management position, I allowed bad behavior to cloud my judgment and kept a very “unhappy employee” longer than necessary.
Toughest Decision: I have only worked for 4 companies my entire life, and find it difficult to leave behind the people that I supported and built a professional relationship with.
Mentor: My mother. As one of eight children, I don’t know how she found the time to start her own business and create a computer school for special needs children. Loved by everyone, she instilled her values of consistency, the importance of relationships, and that it is alright for a women to be competitive.
Personal Interests: Tennis, knee hockey, movies, crafts, any beach with a good book, home improvement initiatives and most importantly spending time with my family and friends.