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Maddi (Neff) Williams

Degree: B.S. Agribusiness Management & Rural Development, Equine Management minor, May 2014

Career: Williams is the specialty shop manager of Women's Casual and Fashion footwear in the new SCHEELS All Sports store opening in Johnstown, Colorado. Williams works with a team to ensure everyone is providing excellent customer service and impeccable product knowledge within the footwear industry. Williams is responsible for ensuring customer service that exceeds society standards, purchasing and re-ordering product, merchandising her shop, teaching product knowledge to all footwear shop teammates, and promoting the SCHEELS culture throughout the area with community service. Prior to working for SCHEELS, Williams was a store manager with Boot Barn, operating the Fort Collins and Longmont locations.

Internships: As a WVU student, Williams completed internships at several large working ranches dedicated to providing recreational equine activities to the public. Along with her work at a boutique western store, the experiences solidified her interest in retail sales.

About attending WVU: “My coursework and internship experiences taught me to think and act like a manager to inspire others to achieve success. I learned to multi-task and think on my feet, allowing me to make decisions in the workplace that improve the employee and customer experience.”