Features November 2023

Stacy Winsett – RATP Dev USA

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The wheels on the bus may go round and round, but it takes qualified operators to steer them in the right direction while ensuring passengers have a safe, comfortable and dependable ride. While Stacy Winsett doesn’t sing that children’s song as part of her work, the latter part of the sentence is something she emphasizes […]

Salvador Ochoa – Toyota de Mexico

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s a competitive automotive industry in Mexico. Employee turnover has been around 13 percent, with Chinese companies among the latest trying to seize a share by, among other means, wooing their competitors’ workers with attractive offers. But at Toyota de Mexico, Salvador Ochoa is proud to say the workforce stays relatively steady, with only around […]

Stephanie Knotts – Specialist Staffing Group

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Stephanie Knotts didn’t set out on a path to work in human resources, but a fortuitous turn almost 20 years ago led her to a career in HR that’s also provided her the chance to be a business partner at Specialist Staffing Group. As vice president of HR for the company, Knotts leads a team […]

Dan Gordon – Mingledorff’s

Est. reading time: 5 mins

For the past 84 years, Mingledorff’s of Peachtree Corners, Georgia, has provided equipment, parts and services to heating, ventilation and air conditioning dealers and contractors throughout the Southeast. In 2022, it pulled in over $800 million in revenue. Yet, leadership and executives have their sights set much higher with the plans of reaching a billion […]

Lorenz Hasan – American Equity Investment Life Insurance Co.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Though he’s not from Kansas, Lorenz Hasan might relate to what Dorothy encountered in “The Wizard of Oz.”  His employer isn’t just in Iowa anymore, American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company riding the winds of an ambitious expansion agenda that has broadened its offerings in the past five years and stretched its outreach from the […]

Courtney Welton – The Allstate Corp.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s been a ubiquitous brand image and slogan for more than 70 years—the open palms assuring Allstate customers they’re in good hands. The image and slogan endure, but the company says it’s also embracing a modern approach, expanding its traditional home and auto products to include to electronic devices, roadside repairs and online identity. For […]

Markus Green – Pfizer Inc.

Est. reading time: 6 mins

There was good news to report the July morning when Markus Green spoke with Vanguard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had announced that those fully vaccinated by Pfizer Inc. were 88 percent protected against severe cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant. The pharmaceutical giant and its partner, BioNTech, also were examining data for […]

Mahrukh Hussain – McDonald’s

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Since joining McDonald’s as a real estate lawyer in late 2000, Mahrukh Hussain has accomplished much, most recently serving as interim general counsel and corporate secretary for six months following the resignation of Jerome Krulewitch last fall for health reasons. During her time with the company, she also served for two years as European general […]

Robin Ricketts – Lockheed Martin Space

Est. reading time: 5 mins

For Robin Ricketts, there’s nothing quite like sitting at the console of mission control during a space launch. There’s the countdown, then the call for the ignition, and finally the sonic rumble in her bones as the engines erupt and the rocket flies into the stratosphere, leaving a billowing contrail of water vapor in its […]

Liesel Carvajal – AXA XL

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In June 2021, Liesel Carvajal got some sobering news. As she was raising two young boys and hitting her stride career-wise, doctors diagnosed her with Stage 2 breast cancer. Over the following six months, Carvajal would undergo a double mastectomy, reconstruction surgery and chemotherapy before doctors declared her cancer-free. “I utilized scalp cooling treatments during […]

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