I have been employed with Enterprise for a little over a year and now I am on the rental side of the company and have already learned so much about how the company operates.
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.
“Network interface” is more than a computer term when it comes to Enterprise’s successful efforts to identify and hire the best and brightest in information technology.
Enterprise actively networks with the IT community in St. Louis, one of the nation’s fastest-growing high-tech markets, to ensure that Enterprise brings on board highly qualified employees.
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.