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An accomplished leader for Trader Joe’s Company. I proudly worked at Trader Joe’s for 47 years starting as a young part-time crew member. I was a Captain (manager) of four stores before being promoted to Regional Vice President where I oversaw six different regions throughout my time as RVP. In 2014 I was promoted to Executive Vice President of Stores overseeing ten states from California to Kansas City Missouri. When my career started, our company had roughly 16 stores and when I retired in 2018, there were 491 stores. I would like to say I had a big part in the growth of our company. I was also fortunate enough to have worked for all three CEO’s the company has employed. My biggest takeaway from my career was helping to develop leaders to lead our stores as the company grew.
I am currently on the Board of Directors for the Christermon Foundation. This foundation focuses on making scholarships available to High School Seniors who are graduating to a four-year university. To be eligible, their parent(s), grandparent(s) or legal guardian must be employed in the beverage industry.
My passions are golf and wine. My wife Michele and I moved here from the Bay Area and are now residing in Palm Desert full time.