I am happy to announce that I will be joining the corporate communications department at Enterprise Holdings on March 1. I am very excited about this opportunity and truly grateful for it. I will be working remotely this spring (due to the pandemic), but hope to move to the company’s corporate campus in Clayton this summer.
As a corporate communications manager with a digital focus, my primary responsibilities will revolve around website and social media content. I have made meaningful contributions to 15 different professional sites and more than 30 social media accounts throughout my career, so these are two areas I’m very comfortable in.
I want to publicly thank Sara Miller, Greg Phillips, Jaclyn Pollnow, Lisa Martini, Phil Martin and others from Enterprise Holdings who were involved in this decision. They were terrific to deal with during the interview process, and I’m looking forward to doing great work with everyone I cross paths with moving forward.
For those who aren’t familiar, my new employer serves as the parent company for three major rental-car brands — Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent-A-Car. Enterprise was originally founded in St. Louis (under a different name) by Jack Taylor in 1957. The Taylor family, which still owns the business, acquired National and Alamo in 2007 and formed the holdings company in 2009.
Enterprise Holdings is the world’s largest car-rental operator. Serving as an industry leader in mobility and technology, it has approx. 80,000 employees (including about 5,000 in St. Louis) in 100 countries and territories. The company has approx. 9,500 branches worldwide and owns roughly 1.7 million vehicles. In addition to renting cars and trucks, it features an Enterprise Car Sales division.
My job search was a long winding road, but I tried to remain positive and optimistic throughout. There were more than 60 million Americans on unemployment in 2020, so I knew many others were in a much tougher situation. It took many months to get here, but I’m confident the wait for this position was worth it.
Before wrapping this up, I have so many people to thank. Between family members, personal friends and professional contacts, I’ve had hundreds of people reach out in recent months. You know who you are, and I can’t thank you all enough. Your support, especially during challenging times, means the world to me.
Locally in the St. Louis region, my sincere gratitude to people like Betsy Cohen, Tim Nowak, Katy Jamboretz, Melanie Bernds, Chris Mitchell, Greg Gaia and Diana Rosen. The list of people who assisted with my job search at one point or another is much longer, but these seven went above and beyond multiple times.
Thanks for reading today’s job update. I hope to connect with many of you in the days and weeks ahead. I am pretty easy to track down via 317-501-3627 (call/text), firstname.lastname@example.org or social media. Best wishes to all of you, personally and professionally. Stay healthy and safe!