I am the parent of an active and competitive junior exhibitor in Northern California's A/AA circuit, and I have been a dutiful "Pony/Horse Parent" for the past 6-7 years. As a parent of an exhibitor, I believe I would bring a unique perspective to the current NorCal Board.
Outside of horses and shows, I have accumulated a variety of skills that would also prove useful to the Board team. I am particularly analytical by nature, and am a Harvard-trained lawyer who also holds an Engineering degree. I have pursued a variety of professions, ranging from the practice of law to strategy consulting with McKinsey & Co., to Marketing and Change Management at PayPal.
I am currently employed with MUFG (the largest bank you've never heard of!) as a Managing Director and the Head of Solutions Enablement for Transaction Banking business across the Americas, where we are currently in our 4th consecutive year of growing twice as fast as our industry peers. In my professional roles, I have regularly been in positions where I identify and analyze opportunities, and then lead change efforts through to implementation. I have managed teams large and small, but often work in an influence model at the most senior levels of an organization, where persuasion and softer skills become increasingly important factors in leading successful change efforts.