That’s where Enterprise Vice President Kelli B. found herself in early February—in the Roosevelt Room, attending a White House Roundtable on “Technology Jobs in Rural America.” Her hosts for the session: US Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.
Long before the Blue Raiders of Middle Tennessee State upset Michigan State in the Big Dance this spring, recent MTSU grad William S. had his heart set on pursuing a career as an athletic director. Until he suited up as a Management Intern at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, that is.
“It was life-changing,” William says. “Once I got into the business at Enterprise, I knew this is where I wanted to be long term.” Since December, he’s been chalking up the early wins of his career as a full-time Management Trainee in the Tennessee Group.
School: Stony Brook University
Athletic Awards/Recognition: 2x All-America East Selection, Johnny Bench Award Watch List for top Catcher in Nation, 2010 MLB Draft Pick by San Diego Padres
On the GO with Enterprise since 2015
Two are helping implement the inaugural Management Training (MT) program in Spain, while one just became a part of it.
The most tenured of the trio is the fitness guru — Gerardo J., Branch Manager of the Chamartín train station in Madrid, Spain. He joined Enterprise’s International MT Program in 2013 and learned the ropes of the business in London knowing that he would return to Spain. Gerardo excelled and now is the first Branch Manager in the country who began his training outside of Spain.
That’s all in a day’s work for the Enterprise team of Field Truck Maintenance Managers. But a recent training session gave these employees and their corporate support team the chance to take their job specialty to a whole new level.
When Erin G. joined the Enterprise Management Training Program in 2004 in Cleveland, she had no idea how far her career would take her. With a strong work ethic and eagerness to always take on more, she quickly excelled and made her way up the rental ranks at some of the largest neighborhood branches in the Cleveland area.
But Erin didn’t stop there. She set her sights on a new challenge – an airport branch.
Assistant Branch Manager
School: University of New Mexico
Sport: Men’s Basketball
Athletic Awards/Recognition: Lobo Achievement Award, Honorable Mention, All Conference
On the GO with Enterprise since 2013
As an alumnus of University of New Mexico, what attracted you to Enterprise?
I was attracted to the competitive environment, as well as the people. I was able to use my athletic career to my advantage.
Luis has been performing these feats for more than 13 years in the vehicle rental industry in Puerto Rico, first with National and Alamo, now with Enterprise Holdings overseeing all three brands.
“During his tenure in the group, Luis has proven to be a true leader for the team,” says Bryan T., Vice President/General Manager of our Puerto Rico group. Bryan praised Luis’ “excellent performance, winning attitude and commitment to the Founding Values, and the development of several employees to promotions.”
Luis cites three key elements in his success: customer focus, company image and employee relations.
Dave S. was recently named Vice President and General Manager (GM) of San Antonio, Texas. We sat down with him to learn more about his career path with Enterprise and his priorities for his new team.
How did you end up at Enterprise?
After college, I worked for a sales company in Denver. I had a close friend who landed a job at Enterprise as a Management Trainee (MT), moved up quickly, and was always raving about the company. I applied for an MT position in Colorado. It was one of the best decisions I ever made.
In our ongoing series of “Five Question” blogs, we recently sat down with Pete D., Corporate Vice President of European Business Development, to chat about his career journey at Enterprise, discuss his new role and gather his general thoughts about leadership.
1. Tell us about your career journey at Enterprise:
For me, it all started in January 1996. I began my career with Enterprise as a Management Trainee right out of college in Newtown, Massachusetts, and it’s been an exciting ride ever since. I became Branch Manager within my first year and continued to take on expanding roles including Area Manager, Group Marketing Manager in Car Sales and Director of Business Rental – all in an effort to grow and develop as a leader. I left my hometown in Boston and moved to Arizona as Group Vice President in 2010. From there, I ventured overseas to Germany as Corporate Vice President to develop a strategy for growth to support both international and domestic rental demands.