Hello! This is Ron Thurston, the best-selling author of https://www.amazon.com/Retail-Pride-Celebrating-Accidental-Career/dp/1544515928 (RETAIL PRIDE), and I am on the phone today with Nadine Huebel to learn all about the heroes of the travel retail industry.
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This podcast is part of The RETAIL IN AMERICA Tour, my year-long journey to discover incredible retail heroes all across the country, celebrating our retail culture, community, and careers. Go to http://retailpride.com/ (retailpride.com) or IG @retail pride to see it all, including past podcast episodes, playlists, and future cities on tour.
Today I am in West Glacier, Montana, and excited to have this conversation with Nadine about travel retail - an enormous segment within our industry full of retail heroes that you might not fully appreciate as all of us are running through airports and cruise ships around the world.
A bit about Nadine Huebel, she just took on a new role as the Senior Managing Director of Travel Retail at http://hdh.co.uk (Harper Dennis Hobbs), where she is responsible for establishing the world's most sought-after luxury brands in the North American travel retail market, converting more travelers into customers.
Most recently, Nadine was the CEO of https://www.heinemann-americas.com/hai/en (Heinermann America's), Inc. During her six-year tenure as the highest-ranking executive in the company's history, she secured contracts with some of the world's most significant cruise lines, bringing the company's projected revenue to $250 million by the end of 2022.
She is passionate about mentorship, female empowerment, giving back to the community, and Miami's budding tech ecosystem. She sits on the Advisory Board for Babson College's Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) and the South Florida Board for UNICEF.
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