Welcome to episode 11, Season 1 of the RETAIL IN AMERICA podcast! This episode was recorded live in our Airstream trailer in Dallas, Texas, and I am honored and excited to introduce you to Patrick Carrion.
Patrick is the perfect guest to share what retail in America means to Texas, as he is originally from Robstown, a small town close to Corpus Christi.
He attended Baylor University in Waco for a bachelor's in marketing and a minor in Fashion Merchandising. Subsequently, he received his Master's in Business Administration from Texas A&M Kingsville and is now a certified life coach.
Patrick has been in retail for over 20 years, including 13 years at Gap Inc with Old Navy, Banana Republic, and GAP, where he went from retail to corporate. (9 years in the field and four years in SF at Corp)
From there, he spent four years at Louis Vuitton as a Training Manager for the Central Region of the US. After four years with MCM Worldwide, where he started as a Training Manager for the Americas, he is now the brand's Global Director of Learning and Development.
Patrick is also the first guest to share his insight on the metaverse and Web 3.0 - you don't want to miss it!
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Go to RETAIL PRIDE and follow me on IG @retailpride to see all the details about the RETAIL IN AMERICA tour, the cities we will visit, media links, and more.
Contact me directly here to nominate a retail hero for this podcast, host a retail networking or book signing event in your city, or say hello.
Keep your retail pride strong, and I will see you on the road!
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