March 25, 2014
Can you tell us a little bit about your role?
My current role is a dual role as the Director of Marketing for York Solutions and the Executive Director for Think IT Association. For York Solutions, I am always looking for ways to ensure
we are constantly providing value to our clients, consultants, and members of Think IT. Additionally, I am charged with budgeting, staffing, and execution of all our Think IT programs and helping to expand what we’ve currently built in the Twin Cities to the Chicago and St. Louis markets. I have worked for York Solutions since 2003, and I began working for Think IT
in early 2011. It has been extremely rewarding to watch the groups blossom from starting with just 2 groups to our current 8.
Where did you go to school at?
I attended the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. I received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. Go Hawks!
What drew you to York Solutions?
I was drawn to York Solutions right away by the friendly people, flexible work environment, and family-oriented culture. No matter where you start here at York, if you work hard and continually show that you can add value to the organization, you will succeed.
What has been your biggest accomplishment since working here?
I would say my biggest accomplishmentto date has been organizing and structuring Think IT to what it is today, including building a wonderful team of people that accomplishes great results
for both York and Think IT.
Why do you like coming to work every day?
Working at York is like being a mechanic and working on a car while you’re driving down the highway at 70 mph, and for some crazy reason that excites me! I also truly enjoy the people I work with and I’m passionate about seeing what we’ve built turn into something special. Another reason is our unique culture. We’re a work hard, play hard type of organization
where everyone understands the importance of driving results, but we make the entire process fun!
Who has influenced you the most, either professionally or personally?
Many people have influenced me along the way, but most recently, Dr. Arnold Bacigalupo, our organizational development guru, has really helped me to navigate the path to leadership.
Personally, I would have to say my family. Every day they motivate me to be a better mother, a better wife, and a better person in general.
How do you spend your time outside of the office?
With my husband and two small children. We like to go for family walks, trips to the park, and will soon be getting into ballet and t-ball.
Posted By: Danielle Toste