This podcast episode is sponsored by the Iowa Economic Development Authority.
Today, I’m excited to introduce our guest, Mary Beth Hart, Director of Community and Diversity Relations at Hy-Vee.
In today’s episode it’s going to be a little different. We are going to go behind the scenes of Mary Beth’s career journey from where she started to where she is today. She is going to share her advice and tips about things like growing your career in a city like Washington DC and a place like Iowa.
Throughout your career you are going to have to make big decisions. Should I take this new job? Should I move? How can I grow and get more involved in giving back to my community? And most importantly, what are the best financial choices I can make to reach my financial goals as well?
If you are considering making a big career change or even a big move in your location, you are going to love this episode!
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Mary Beth Hart
Mary Beth started her career with Hy-Vee in October 2016 and currently serves as Director, Community and Diversity Relations. In this role, Mary Beth works alongside corporate administrative and store operations departments to advance community involvement and create a welcoming inclusive environment. Prior to her current role, Mary Beth served as Director, State Government Relations where she advanced Hy-Vee’s policy agenda in seven Midwestern states and served as administrator for the Hy-Vee Employees’ Political Action Committee.
Mary Beth is a member of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute’s class of 2019. Mary Beth began her career working for Pioneer Hi-Bred International in Johnston, IA before joining the DuPont government relations team in Washington, DC. Before moving home to Iowa, Mary Beth worked in grassroots advocacy for the Business Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC). Mary Beth is a graduate of Ankeny High School (Iowa); she received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of St. Benedict (Minnesota) and her Master of Arts from The George Washington University (Washington, DC). In her spare time, Mary Beth enjoys gardening and spending time with her husband Dan Hamann and golden doodle Roxie Hart.
In this episode you will learn from Mary Beth’s career journey including:
Mary Beth Hart’s networking tips and practical steps to landing a new job in a different city.
How to use professional associations and what you should know before you make a big career change.
Where she started and what she does today.
The difference between DC and Iowa when it comes to community involvement.