Company Name: Kadlec
Title: Executive Director, Ancillary Services
Years at Company: 7 years
What are three things you use at work every day?
My planner, coffee, and a positive attitude
What was your first job?
I started as a babysitter at age 10 then I moved to working concessions in high school. My first professional job was as a social worker working in mental health. All my jobs have focused on service in one way or another!
Where is your hometown?
How do you spend your free time?
With my husband and daughters, although now I only get time with my girls when they are home from college. I also like to cook, run and knit for stress relief!
What are three words that best describe you?
Genuine, hardworking and kind
What did you want to become as kid?
My Mom tells me when I was little that I wanted to be a truck driver, however I remember wanting to be a lawyer up until I took a psychology class and was hooked!
Where is your favorite place to travel?
We went as a family to Europe this summer and I’d love to go again. My favorite place was Amsterdam with the Scottish Highlands being a close second.
How long have you lived in the Tri-Cities?
What is your favorite movie?
The Princess Bride
How do you define success?
I love to coach my team. I feel the most successful when I have helped someone else succeed, see a new perspective or feel supported to do their best work.
What excites you the most about the direction of the Tri-City Regional Chamber?
I am encouraged by how the chamber has been engaging the whole community to identify an inclusive growth strategy with the intent of meeting the needs of our diverse population as we move into the future.