Retail Conference Connection – June 2019

Retail Conference Connection – June 2019

Retail Conference Connection – June 2019 1000 1000 St. Vincent de Paul Detroit

Hello, my name is Megan Witty. I am a retail professional with over a decade of experience predominantly in thrift store operations.

I was once asked how I choose the thrift industry; my response was it chose me. I started my career at Goodwill in Eugene, Oregon as a store supervisor. I worked my way up to store manager, and then continued my career in Eugene ending as the Store Director of 10 retail locations.

I was then recruited to Goodwill Industries Internationals office where I was able to consult across the Goodwill movement to improve the brand image. I finished my career with Goodwill in Arizona where I went back to day to day store operations, supervising 10 stores producing over 28 million dollars in revenue annually.

It was at that point that I was convinced to move from Phoenix to Michigan by a very charismatic, handsome man. I am happy to announce that we also just got engaged! I have been in Michigan for four years now. We spend the majority of our time attending various sports functions for Jeremy’s three children. The twins, Jace and Kalen just turned 14 and are about to be headed into their first year of high school. Both are natural athletes and involved in every single sport on the planet it seems! Landon, Jeremy’s youngest son is 12. His travel soccer team was just named fourth in his league for the state of Michigan. The semifinals are this weekend, so needless to say we are very excited to see how they do.

I know the deep rooted connections all of the conferences have with the retail stores, and let me be the first to say THANK YOU for all your dedication, support, and hard work supporting our efforts to help our neighbors in need. I am committed to having clean, organized, well stocked, and profitable retail locations that can display all the beautiful donations you help gather each year. I am also committed to ensuring all of our staff understands the work you do each and every day. Rest assured you will see the retail folks at many more mission related events soon.

I am beyond excited to embark on this new adventure with St. Vincent de Paul and look forward to building strong, lasting relationships with each and every one of you. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have.

In health and happiness,