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SAMANTHA HIGGINS

OPERATIONS MANAGER: THE BLEND

Samantha was hired as a Sales Associate at The Blend Express her first semester as a freshman. In her position, she enjoyed serving customers and growing closer to her fellow employees as well as developing her professional skills. Second semester she was then promoted to her current position as Operations Manager of The Blend. In this position, she is responsible for daily operations including all administrative functions and maintenance of equipment. Each day she is responsible for any health inspection concerns as well as maintaining a positive divisional appearance. Flyer Enterprises has allowed Samantha to not only grow professionally but personally as well. She has enjoyed the camaraderie that has been built between her and her fellow employees. Being promoted into management has permitted her to utilize her leadership skills in becoming a servant leader. One goal that Samantha has as Operations Manager is to further develop the training and overall effectiveness at The Blend. She hopes with better training of the current Flyer Enterprise employees that they, alongside herself, are able to provide outstanding customer service and satisfaction.

Louisville, KY

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Class of 2022

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Discover Business

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CAROLYN HANEY

PRODUCT MANAGER: COFFEE

Carolyn was hired in September of 2018 as a sales associate at The Blend. She quickly transitioned into the role of buyer for a few of the division's suppliers. In April of 2019, she was promoted to Product Manager of The Blend and The Blend Express. As Product Manager, she intends to introduce new suppliers and products to the divisions. In addition, she plans to increase financial transparency, accountability, and communication between her fellow sales associates and management team.Carolyn aims to increase customer loyalty to the unique Blend brand by catering products to the tastes of customers and providing opportunities for customers to give feedback on products sold.

Cincinnati, OH

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Class of 2022

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Finance 

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JANE POLLARD

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING: COFFEE

Jane was hired as a sales associate at The Blend Express in August of 2017. Soon after, Jane became a buyer for iSupply, Pepsi, and Ele. After studying abroad in Ireland during the Spring 2018 semester she came back and picked back up her roles as a buyer and also became the Assistant to the Director of Marketing for The Blend and The Blend Express. After enjoying her time as an assistant she decided to get more involved by going for a management position where she was selected as the Director of Marketing. Jane's main goal is to increase our presence across campus through customer interaction

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Fairfield, CN

Class of 2020

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Marketing Major, International Business Management Minor

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RYAN CENDOL

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES: COFFEE

Ryan started out at the Blend as a sales associate in Fall 2018 and was promoted to Director of Human Resources in Spring 2019.  Ryan oversees the human resource operations of two separate Flyer Enterprises divisions through recruiting, selecting, training, and disciplining over 40 employees.  He also develops and maintains employee culture while fostering an enjoyable and passionate work environment. Other responsibilities include enforcing company policy, carrying out disciplinary procedures, and successfully training and onboarding employees into the company. Lastly, creating schedule for hourly employees while anticipating future conflicts and changes to employees’ schedules.  Ryan is excited to continue his journey through Flyer Enterprises and increase his involvement as the years go by.

Toledo, OH

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Class of 2022

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Finance

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