FIRST JOB: Dialing for Dollars for Emory University's Endowment Fund.
PROUD OF: The Finance Modernization Project at IBC where we have repositioned finance to be a strategic business partner.
DEFINING CAREER MOMENT: During my first corporate buyout I learned that you never know what is around the corner and that change can bring huge opportunities.
KEYS TO SUCCESS: Intellectual curiosity, tenacity, and the ability to hire talented, driven, team oriented professionals.
MOTIVATOR: Adding value to my organization and community. And coaching people; it's fun to watch someone's light bulb go on.
I WISH I HAD KNOWN: To buy Berkshire Hathaway and Apple stock many years ago!
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: My parents, who exposed me to many cultures, told me I could be anything I chose, and taught me integrity.
GREATEST PASSION: Continuous learning and adventure travel.
LEADERSHIP TIP: Hire bright, motivated, team oriented people who complement your skill set. Diverse team thinking is very important.
ADVICE TO PASS ON: You don't have to know everything. You just have to know what questions to ask and how to listen.