Lenny's News and Interviews
On the Move – John StrandJuly 04, 2006
New Position: Director of Education and Development, Lenny’s Franchisor, LLC
Hometown: I don’t have one as I grew up traveling all over the United States and Europe, but eventually settled in Memphis after completing my degree at the University of Memphis.
Education: B.A., Communication, the University of Memphis
Career Advice: The only advice I might have comes from John Paul Getty: “Rise early, work hard, strike oil.”
What you most like about your job: What I like most about the new position is the opportunity to use the latest in technology to develop and implement new education programs and systems to positively impact a growing brand.
First job in your field: Fleming Companies, Inc. – manager of video and multimedia production, producing educational video development material for the supermarket industry.
Personal hero – My father – he served 24 years in the U.S. Air Force and has spent the balance of his working career as a special education teacher until retiring last month.
Books read recently: The Not So Big House by Sarah Susanka
Person you would most like to meet: Steve Jobs
Favorite quote: “Whatever you can do, or dream you can begin. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Therefore, it behooves us all to think, hope, dream and believe on a plane higher than seems reasonable and to defy the devils of doubt appointed to guard the past.” – Goethe
Favorite vacation spot: Aspen, Colo.
Favorite restaurant: Lenny’s, of course
Favorite film: “Blade Runner,” but I like so many films that it would be hard to say just one. I like most of the films directed by Ridley Scott.
Likes about Memphis: Memphis is big enough to be filled with opportunity for those who seek it, without being overcrowded and having the congestion problems of other major cities.
Dislikes about Memphis: Its crime.
What do you most enjoy doing in your free time: Spending time with my family and enjoying a variety of outdoor activities.
Contact Lenny's Public Relations:Jenna Duett
Marketing and PR Manager