The DeHaas file Featured

8:00pm EDT March 26, 2008

Birthplace: Pittsburgh

Education: Bachelor’s degree, management science and accounting, Duke University

What is the best business advice you’ve ever received?

I think so much of how I’ve been shaped goes back to early life, and it all kind of boiled down to two things: Do the right thing and always act with integrity, and the need to really strive for excellence and absolutely always do your best; those were the ways I was brought up. The best business advice is be willing to take risks and redefine yourself; do different things, grow, learn and take a chance.

If you could be one superhero, which one would you be and why?

Wonder Woman. First of all, Wonder Woman had formal calling to be a superhero, she was called to do that. Beyond that, some of the great characteristics she embodies are wisdom, super stamina, the ability to heal and fix things, and she is also blessed with sort of great sight and vision.