In a recent USA Today article, columnist Steve Strauss asked the question, What makes someone a great entrepreneur? Among the many successful business leaders he spoke with at the EY Strategic Growth Forum / Entrepreneur of the Year Awards was Andy Taylor, Executive Chairman of Enterprise Holdings. Here is how the writer describes their discussion:
“I cannot think of a better way to have spent my summer than being a part of the Enterprise Accounting department! I have gained a lot of insight into business operations as well as accounting functions.
Even as an intern I was given opportunities to make decisions that matter.
In our ongoing series of “Five Question” blogs, we recently sat down with Jane H., Senior Vice President of Southeast Operations, to chat about her thoughts on leadership, her new role, and what advice she has to share from her 30 year career at Enterprise.
You recently became Senior Vice President of Southeast Operations. What excites you about this opportunity and what are you looking forward to in your new role?
Summer interns in the Southwest region were asked to participate in a project to show how they have grown during their time at Enterprise. Each intern was asked to think of two hashtags: one explaining why they came to Enterprise, and one about what they’ve learned so far. Then, they each provided a short explanation for their choices.
We spoke with Carolyn Kindle, Vice President and Executive Director of the Enterprise Holdings Foundation to learn more about her perspective on the business. Here are her answers:
The Enterprise Holdings Foundation has contributed more than $230 million to thousands of non-profit efforts; what are the Foundation’s philanthropic strategies and objectives?
“I never know what the day holds for me at Enterprise because every day is different from the day before. A day at Enterprise consists of driving different cars, solving problems, having fun with coworkers, and my favorite, getting to interact with and help different customers.