03 Apr Dansko COO Honored by SmartCEO
SmartCEO Magazine named Dansko Chief Operations Officer Mimi Curry as a 2014 Executive Management Award winner. The publication, which strives to educate and inspire the business community, recognized Curry and other leaders in the Philadelphia region for leading collaboratively and creatively, upholding the highest ethics and supporting their organization’s mission.
“The Executive Management Awards celebrate executives like Mimi Curry who go above and beyond day in and day out,” says Rick Crane, Regional President of SmartCEO media. “SmartCEO is honored to recognize Mimi’s creative management vision, leadership philosophy, innovative strategy and undeniable work ethic.”
At Dansko, Curry oversees day-to-day operations. With Mimi at the helm, Dansko opened a 200,000 square-foot LEED® Gold certified distribution center in November 2012, based near HQ in southeastern Pennsylvania. The facility increases efficiency of operations, while enhancing quality of worklife for staff and minimizing Dansko’s environmental footprint.
In addition to her business acumen, Curry inspires Dansko employees with her passion and commitment to Dansko’s triple bottom line (people, planet and profit). She is active in establishing performance expectations and goals for her staff, providing them with appropriate targets in order to identify successes and opportunities. Curry invests in staff both personally and professionally with a dedication to outside education and cross-training.
“During her role as Dansko COO, Mimi has fostered an inspiring workplace culture, one that promotes upward mobility for all employee-owners,” said Mandy Cabot, Dansko Co-Founder, President and CEO. “She emboldens, supports and embraces all of us. Further, by constantly striving for more efficient and productive processes, Mimi has helped revolutionize our business practices, evidenced by her leadership in developing our new distribution center. We are thrilled to celebrate Mimi for achieving this honorable recognition.”
The Executive Management Award was presented to Curry on March 27, 2014, at the Merion in Cinnaminson, N.J.