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Industry Experience

  • 20 years as an Oliver Group consultant
  • Oliver Group President & CEO since 2004
  • Worked with executives from various industries, including healthcare, hospitality, non-profit, financial, manufacturing & distribution, and others



  • Master’s of Business Administration from The Owen School of Business at Vanderbilt University
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing from Indiana University
  • Attended Singapore University


  • Greater Louisville, Inc. (Chamber of Commerce), Board Member
  • University of Louisville’s Family Business Center, Board Member
  • Licensee Advisory Board, PI Worldwide

Honors and Awards

  • 2014 – Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame
  • 2013 – Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility
  • 2012 – Enterprising Women Award, Woman to Watch, Business First
  • 2008 – 2011 – Business First Fast 50 for four consecutive years (fastest-growing private company for Louisville, KY)
  • 2004 – Business First 40 Under 40
  • 2002 – Leadership Louisville graduate

Poor Leadership Moment  

  • During a company-wide meeting, I asked the team, ‘Who can name one of this year’s strategies?’ The silence I heard was the loudest indication that I had not communicated in a way that stuck with the team.

Best Leadership Moment    

  • One of my proudest moments was being able to rally our team around the company’s direction after our founder suddenly passed away. That first year, we grew 40% because of the team’s commitment to the organization and each other.

Unique Facts

  • Originally majored in music at Indiana University
  • If I regularly get exercise, I’m a much more pleasant person to be around.
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