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Ashley Duffy FLIC Award Good News

A very big Global Good News shout-out to Ashley Duffy, RM for Region 3, for her well-deserved Convenience Store News’ Future Leaders in Convenience (FLIC) Award! Ashley is one of only 20 recipients across the nation to receive this coveted award

It’s abundantly obvious why Ashley deserves this recognition and her story is an inspiring one. Ashley started at Global 18 years ago as a part-time cashier in the Smithfield, RI store, while she was going to school to be a teacher. Well life has a funny way of changing courses sometimes and opportunities kept opening up at Global for Ashley to grow and advance within the company, so she took hold and has never looked back. Moving from part-time cashier to Shift Leader to Assistant Store Manager to Store Manager to Assistant Territory Manager to Territory Manager and now to Regional Manager (Ashley just had her one year anniversary at this post on July 18th), she’s enjoyed each and every one of these jobs and credits this strong foundation for forging her work ethic and her love of being part of the Global team. “There’s still so much to learn here, especially as an RM, and I’m constantly intrigued by the job,” Ashley said. “No two days are ever the same!”

Ashley credits Lori Rothe, RM for Region 2, for mentoring her over 17 years at Global, “Lori helped me grow professionally here. I was only 18 when I started working for her, so she’s helped me in so many ways over all these years.”

In 2012 Ashley received the New England Convenience Store Manager of the Year Award in Leadership. Ashley’s motto is still to lead by example, “I always try to support, train and show my teams how to get jobs done and I love jumping in when needed to help out, especially now more than ever during these trying times.”

It could be why Ashley is known for being so well-versed in all levels of store operations and for building such strong store teams. Her 6 year old daughter Julia, when asked what she thought her mommy did for work, answered, “you help people and you’re nice to people!” And to this day, her teams still call her “Coach” – not so far off from her initial dream of being a teacher. Congratulations Ashley!