Home: San Diego, California. Age: 52. Birthplace: Shenandoah, Iowa. Organization: The Bumble Bee Seafood Company. Title: General Counsel. Pronouns: She/Her/Hers. Alma mater: University of Iowa (B.B.S.); University of Michigan (J.D.); USC (M.B.A.).
Latest contribution to others: Fostering puppies rescued from streets of Mexico. What’s been you big (or biggest leap)? Single parenthood by choice. Hobbies: Yoga, dogs, crosswords, reading.
Personality profile: Funny, thoughtful, collaborative. What one word or phrase would your closest friend use to describe you? Chill-Jill. Moral compass: My kids. How do you define an ideal business relationship? Communication, mutual trust, integrity. What is your greatest joy? My twin boys. What word or phrase do you use far too often? It is what it is. What is your go-to workout? Cody Rigsby Peloton class.
What was your favorite childhood toy or game? Playing Charlie’s Angels. What’s prominently featured on your home or office wall? Photos of my kids. Who has had the greatest influence on your life? Mom and Dad. What’s the best advice you received in your career? Let it go. What is your favorite app? Wordle (is that an app?). What is your go-to source of news and information? Daily 202. What personal circumstance has had the greatest influence on your life? Incremental moments with family and the flexibility found through the Covid work from home requirements.
What change would you like to see in the world? Ending food insecurity. What widely held belief do you reject? That chocolate and peanut butter go well together. What mega-trend most excites you? Work life flexibility. What mega-trend most concerns you? Guns.
What actor would you choose to play you in the movie about your life? Sarah Jessica Parker. Who would you like to spend an evening with, in heaven? My dad. As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A lawyer. What advice would you give your younger self? Don’t worry about it, just do it.
Personal motto: Be kind, you never know the battles others are fighting. Favorite quote: “Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things” (Robert Brault).