Ann-Marie Campbell – From Cashier To Executive VP of Home Depot USA

Jamaican Native Ann-Marie Campbell named Executive Vice President of Home Depot USA.

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Back in April 1985 when Ann-Marie Campbell was a student at Georgia State University, she went to work as a cashier at Home Depot in North Miami Beach Florida. It was a job that along with offsetting her college expenses, would be the gateway to one of the highest positions award a Black Woman by Home Depot.

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After graduating from GSU, Campbell continued to work her way up inside the company.That hard word resilient work ethic  paid off.  Ann-Marie has been named the executive vice president of Home Depot USA.

The Kingston Jamaican native graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelors degree in philosophy and a master’s degree in business administration. She used her degrees to her advantage as she rose through the ranks of Home Depot.

In January 2015, Ann-Marie was awarded the position of executive vice president of Home Depot USA. On February 1st, 2015 she officially replaced out going executive vice president Marc Powers.

Campbell told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution last year that her inspiration and business knowledge come from her grandmother in Jamaica, who did not finish high school but transformed a roadside business into a multimillion-dollar company.

Prior to achieving the position of Executive Vice President, Campbell held positions in the company as a store manager, district manager and regional vice president.

Campbell also achieved the positions of vice president of operations, vice president of merchandising and special orders, vice president of retail marketing and sales for Home Depot Direct, vice president of vendor services and, most recently, president of the Southern Division of The Home Depot,” the store’s corporate website says.

Campbell has racked up other notable achievements.  In 2010, Campbell was recognized by Black Enterprise as one of the 75 Most Powerful Women in Business. In 2012, she was also listed on Atlanta’s 100 Top Black Women of Influence by the Atlanta Business League. In 2014, she was declared #38 on Fortune‘s list of 50 Most Powerful Women in Business.

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Black Enterprise listed Campbell as one of the 75 Most Powerful Women in Business. In 2012, she was also listed on Atlanta’s 100 Top Black Women of Influence by the Atlanta Business League. In 2014, she was declared #38 on Fortune‘s list of 50 Most Powerful Women in Business.

Campbell is a perfect example of how hard work, intelligence, and perseverance can pay off.

 

 

Author: Geo Gee

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