Regional Vice President Inez F. has many accolades associated with her name: She was the first female Branch Manager to oversee Enterprise’s airport operation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; she was one of 90 U.S. employees selected to participate in Enterprise Holdings’ first North American Corporate Minority Forum; and she served on the North American Diversity/Career and Family Focus Team.
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) recently announced Kelley earned the prestigious Auto Care Association World Class Technician Award.
As calendar years go, this past one turned out to be aptly named: ’16 – the year of 16,000 promotions (16,233 to be exact). The total number of internal promotions for the year grew an impressive 8.2 percent over 2015.
“Enterprise was founded on a promote-from-within philosophy when my grandfather Jack Taylor started this business nearly 60 years ago,” says EVP and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Chrissy Taylor. “What’s amazing is to see all the new opportunities that continue to blossom as we grow as a global organization. We’re building the next generation of business leaders, and I’m excited about what’s ahead.”
In this ongoing series of “Five Questions” blogs, we ask five questions of various members of the Enterprise leadership team to get their perspective on the business. In this edition, we sat down with Mike H., Vice President of Sales in North America.
What excites you about your role and the different areas of the business you oversee?
The people and accounts I interact with continue to excite me every day.
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:
We recently spoke to Branch Manager Eric C. who manages an Enterprise branch in Canoga Park, California. One of Eric’s customers wrote to Enterprise to express her appreciation for Eric, who went above and beyond the call of duty during her recent rental.
You became Senior Vice President of Fleet Management earlier this year. What are your biggest opportunities?
“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.
A fluent speaker of five languages, Stefanie resided in six different countries by the time she was 18. So it may have taken her a little by surprise when a couple of years ago—after finishing a master’s degree in Switzerland—she discovered a career “home” at Enterprise.