Robert E. Kashmer Jr., 2009 Honoree

Vice president of IT
H. D. Smith
Springfield, , Ill.
First job:
"Working at our family drugstore selling newspapers."
Most valuable career advice:
"Work hard, communicate effectively and treat your other associates like gold."
What do you love about IT?
"The feeling you have when you provide a valuable solution to someone that changes their life."
Passion outside of work:
"Church and helping people."
Favorite TV show:
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Leadership philosophy in a nutshell:
"You need to be passionate about your work, the solutions you provide and the impact you make in life. You need to spend equal time not only learning from your failures, but also celebrating your successes."
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