“We get to, literally, drive the industry forward”
President and CEO, Stericycle
How did your experience as a truck driver and in management positions give you unique perspective in your leadership position?
Each opportunity taught me more about the business. And when you get into management and need to make decisions, it helps to know what effects your decisions have on the front line.
What do you enjoy most about working in the trucking industry?
Working in healthcare logistics gives you the opportunity to contribute to a chain of actions that benefit a greater good, and I think that’s really special. Our work is purpose-led, and we get to, literally, drive the industry forward.
What is one of your priorities?
One of my priorities is inspiring and cultivating career growth for underserved groups in the industry. In March of last year, I joined more than 2,000 CEOs pledging to take action to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace through the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion coalition. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, the first female CEO of a waste company, and Stericycle’s first female CEO, I recognize that promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion isn’t just a goal at Stericycle, it is a responsibility for the industry as a whole.