Store Manager - Palm Beach State College Central Campus Bookstore
April 2015 — Present
In 2015, I accepted the position of Store Manager for the on-campus bookstore for the Central Campus of Palm Beach State College, a 5 campus network of over 60,000 students in Palm Beach County, Florida. The store grosses nearly $5 million in sales, and in my first two years at the helm my team and I successfully increased sales over budget and over the prior year for fiscal years 2016 & 2017. Our goal for FYI 2018 is to break the $5 million mark!
This dynamic position offers me the opportunity to partner directly with campus faculty, administration, staff, and students in meaningful ways. I seek out opportunities for partnerships and sales growth constantly and work to find innovative ways to promote school spirit, wellness, and a sense of camaraderie among my staff and the campus community.
Recently, I was promoted to Training Store Manager. In this role, I serve as a trainer and organizer for the other managers in our South Florida region, which includes locations large and small from Palm Beach County all the way to Key West.
Managing a store of this size and serving as the Training Store Manager for my region is an exciting challenge that allows for personal and professional growth daily, and this position is one at which I hope upward growth and momentum continue to be possible.
As manager for the store on the largest Palm Beach State College campus, I've also had the opportunity to teach English courses, serve as secretary on the College Affordability Task Force, and most recently be elected Vice President of Public Relations for the PBSC Toastmasters International chapter.