Ann-Marie Campbell, Executive Vice President for The Home Depot
"My grandmother had a store in St Thomas - 19 Queen Street in Morant Bay. It was called Phidd's Furniture Store. I would go there to stay with her on holidays. I loved it! That was my first exposure to retail, and watching how my grandmother interacted with people always stayed with me... She would go out and sit on the piazza and everyone who passed by, she would say hello to them. I would wonder why she was going out of her way to reach out to people, and she would tell me that everyone is a potential customer. She would say, 'They might not be shopping now, but one day they will and they will remember me.'" A favorite saying of her grandmother's has continued to resonate with her since she was a girl: "Whatever you do, do to the best of your ability."
Beginning with Home Depot as a cashier while in college, in her current role Ann-Marie oversees three operating divisions, which includes roughly 400,000 associates across 2,000 stores in the United States.