#22 – Fried Food and Family Ft. Josh Bickford

#22 – Fried Food and Family Ft. Josh Bickford

Joel sits down with Josh Bickford, EVP of Strategic Initiatives and 4th generation owner of Clyde’s Donuts, a 102 year old donut manufacturer in Chicago-land.

Josh talks about the family legacy and fun culture of Clyde’s, creatively involving the frontlines in ideation, how he wants to be an enabler for frontline employees, the joy of making a product that brings families together, and so much more. 

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#39 – From Front Desk to SVP Ft. Said Elkhodary

In our inaugural episode for 2023, Joel chats with Said Elkhodary, SVP of Professional Dining at Elior North America, one of the world’s leading operators in contract catering and support services. Said reveals the pivot he made from mechanical engineering to the service industry at the beginning of his career, he reflects on the biggest challenges in corporate dining now, the generational differences in the workforce, what he loves most about his job, and much more.

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#38 – Be the Change Agent Ft. Barb Rooney

Joel wraps up the 2022 podcast season with a meaningful conversation with Barb Rooney, SVP of Lodging, Spa and Owner Services at Boyne Resorts. Barb talks about running Big Sky Resort lodging at just 24 years old and the painful but important learnings she experienced, how her change-agent personality has evolved over the years, the important transition Boyne made to focusing on servant leadership, the legacy she wants to leave behind, and much more.

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