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10:43am EDT November 28, 2007
Born: Chicago

Education: Bachelor’s degree, University of Florida; MBA, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Whom do you admire most in business and why?

I don’t know if right now I have a specific individual that I could share with you. Instead, we admire companies that are very much principle-based that we believe are doing the right things to create the work environment, the community service and a lot of the things that are values that we’re trying to see done here.

What is the most important business lesson you’ve learned so far?

For the most part, it’s not to take things personally. Especially when you think you’re doing so much to try to move the ball and sometimes it’s not moving, it’s not to take that feedback personally and let it discourage or dissuade you from staying on the things you believe are the right things to do.