Michael is not only a successful high school student, but he also holds the title of company CEO. As a high school senior leading a Student-run Enterprise at White River Valley High School in Switz City, he’s a roll-up-your-sleeves guy who leads by working alongside people rather than directing them. Charged with heading up logistics, Michael focuses primarily on marketing and on boosting Wolverine Enterprises’ online presence. For this, he learned about and implemented a system that, among other things, links the company’s website to point-of-sale products and tracks inventory. Plus, he created a succession plan, mentoring a junior in the program who can manage the online store next year.
Chief Executive Officer
Joining Heritage Research Group after completing her doctorate in analytical chemistry at Indiana University, Ana Flavia quickly distinguished herself by not only displaying a high-level of technical expertise but also by demonstrating a relentless push to grow in any way that could make her more valuable to the organization. Throughout her time working with the various companies, Ana Flavia displayed her ability to become proficient in less familiar, specialized areas and be a guide and resource to the founders. This was a huge asset when she was named the primary contact for four unique startups with very different technologies and objectives. Her professional knowledge of testing methods was invaluable in helping the founders make the most of their time and resources.
Dr. Ana Flavia Petro
Senior Analytical Chemist
Heritage Research Group
Hired in 2022 to drive internal communications and employee engagement for Toyota in Princeton, Caeli had seen her responsibilities expand just a year into her role to include four other states … and even that falls short of her ambition. “In five years, my goal is to have redefined what engagement and communication looks like at Toyota’s North American manufacturing sites,” says the 2016 Purdue University management grad. Caeli’s superiors say she listens to what’s happening on the manufacturing floor and creates communications that are not only clear but meaningful to employees, proving to be an essential asset in a time of change.
Manager, NAMC Regional Communications
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana
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