January 22, 2016

The University of South Carolina at Spartanburg alumni and mom of three, Misti Mason has a full plate. As the category manager at Circle K Southeast, Misti is an expert on two of JHE’s favorite items – packaged beverage and ice cream. The Ware Shoals, South Carolina, native is responsible for merchandising, pricing, management and sales of these products within Circle K stores.

As the newly-announced two-year sponsor of Circle K and Kangaroo Speed Street, a JHE-produced event, we took the opportunity to learn more about the dynamic personality that drives pricing, shelving, marketing and promotional activities to assist with the visibility and accessibility for Circle K customers.

Q&A with Misti:

  • What is the best career advice you ever received?  “Having a simple conversation never costs you anything”.  Equally the best would be “always… razzle, dazzle.”
  • What is the best part of your job?  The best part of my job would be negotiating.  I truly enjoy working with our supply partners to develop strategies that contribute to the business plans for all parties.
  • Why did you choose your career path?  Long story made short, life sort-of handed me my current career path.  I have always enjoyed meeting and working with people; thriving on watching others develop and grow.
  • What is the best part of working with JHE?  The service mentality, organization and skill set of the JHE folks are absolutely amazing!
  • What has most impressed you about JHE?  Most impressive about JHE would have to be the people!  Watching the way they love and care for each other to the attention they provide a client is superior to that of any company I’ve experienced.
  • What is your personal definition of success?  Being truly happy with what you do.

Things people may not know about Misti:

  • I’m inspired by … My brother, Tommy.
  • I start my day by … Consuming lots of coffee while catching up on the news.
  • My favorite apps are… During racing season, NASCAR, to keep up with all things NASCAR related, of course.  Amazon & Target’s Cartwheel to shop while saving money.
  • My ultimate stress reliever is … A massage and body wrap!
  • My favorite sports are … College football and racing.
  • My favorite quote is… “Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift.  That’s why it’s called the present.”  -Bill Keane
  • The best concert I’ve ever seen is… Garth Brooks last year in Greensboro, NC.  Garth’s performance was filled with his emotions and very moving.
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