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During a 2015 lunch with the bank’s president and CEO, Cindy Konich, and its then-human resources director, Lottie told them how much she enjoyed working on human resources and employment-law issues. She thought it was a casual conversation, but her colleagues had something else in mind.
She started at the company as vice president of design and is now chief creative officer, meaning she oversees the brand’s signature product designs and works closely with the product development and technical design teams.
Mathilde Merlet oversees one of Eli Lilly and Co.’s fastest-growing products, a medicine called Taltz that treats a variety of dermatology and rheumatology disorders.
In this sprawling ecosystem of staffing firms, Elwood Staffing is, while not the big dog, certainly nothing to be trifled with. In 2020, Staffing Industry Analysts named it the 10th-largest U.S. industrial staffing firm, the 19th-largest U.S. staffing firm overall, and the 49th-largest staffing firm in the world.
Eric Johnson leads a team with $25.3 billion in assets under management.
Heath Fear has guided the company to surer financial footing, largely by orchestrating the sell-off of two-dozen less properties to free up cash for future investments.
Srisu Subrahmanyam brings a diverse set of experiences to his job as chief operating officer of ADESA.
Sandy McCarthy is president of retirement services, which has more than 1 million participants.
CEO David Barrett said the last decade has been great for apartment developers, but he knows more challenging times are ahead.
Thanks in part to that diversification, Wabash National in 2018 racked up revenue of $2.3 billion, the highest in the company’s history.
“People are still going to go to physical auctions, people are still going to use wholesalers, but we see this as the wave of the future,” says TradeRev President Becca Polak.
“We’ve just really grown up and kind of grown into what we are today, and it’s been a really neat story,” says Allegion Senior Vice President Tracy Kemp.
“Culture starts at the top. It’s understanding and realizing your people really are the company, so you need to treat them with dignity and respect,” says Kimball CFO Michelle Schroeder.
“Right now, it’s kind of crisis management. And we’re hoping to put ourselves in a position next year to be thinking about growth,” says Monarch CEO Phil Terry.
Since founding White Lodging in 1985, the privately held company has gained a reputation for delivering new hotels on time, and for managing them without a surfeit of drama.
Q&A with Mark Kirschner, Wheaton Van Lines: “We’re not losing drivers; there’s just no new drivers coming into the industry.”
Q&A with Rajeshwar “Raj” Rao, Indiana Municipal Power Agency: “Municipal power companies are your next-door neighbors. When you lose the lights, they lose the lights, too.”
Q&A with Kimberly Smith, Indiana Farmers Mutual Insurance Co.: “I don’t want to say by any means that it’s been easy to effectuate the change but I think it all has to do with why you’re effectuating change.”
Q&A with Sherry Aaholm, Cummins Inc.: “My mother, early on, taught me the value of hard work, the value of recognizing diversity, the value of recognizing engagement and the fact that you’re just as powerful to do what you want to do.”