Prior to my career with the University of Arizona I spent many years in the retailing industry in a variety of positions with several retailers. I was fortunate to experience several executive development programs and then work in a specialty department store as a group manager, buyer and general store manager.
Regardless of the position, I had a passion for the retailing industry and was challenged every day to be a better analyst, innovator, communicator and leader. I discovered early in my career that building a strong team was essential to my success. The training and development of my personnel became my priority.
I brought with me to the Lundgren Center for Retailing my passion for the retailing industry and my dedication to building the ‘soft skills’ necessary for success. I believe that success in the reailing industry requires the strong critical thinking skills developed in the classroom balanced by real-world experience.
Now retired, I enjoy the beautiful Tucson desert and surrounding mountains and never miss an opportunity to get out and explore the landscape.
- University/industry partnerships
- Experiential learning
- Service learning
- Leadership development