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?
University of Louisville, Exercise Science – Human Health and Performance
What is your current role with Enterprise?
How did you hear about Enterprise as an employer and what made you decide to apply?
University of Louisville – Sports Administration
What is your current role with Enterprise?
Assistant Manager: Enterprise Truck Rental
In our ongoing series of “Five Question” blogs, we recently sat down with Will W., Corporate Vice President of North Central Operations, to chat about his career journey at Enterprise, discuss his new role and gather his thoughts about leadership.
You recently became CVP of North Central Operations, what excites you about this opportunity and what are you looking forward to in your new role?
I’m excited to be on such a great team – I think there’s a lot of opportunity ahead. I’m ready to tackle different challenges and hurdles that are unique this new position.
We recently caught up with Branch Manager Andrew K. to learn more about his customer service philosophy and how his team creates positive customer interactions. Andrew’s team in Littleton, CO recently offered a compassionate gesture to a customer that made a big impact.
When a customer’s son was admitted to the hospital, she needed a car fast. After learning about the situation and what the mother was going through, the team helped make her day a little bit better by having “Get Well Soon” balloons and a card waiting for her and her son when she arrived at the branch.
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.
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.
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.