Roni B. ChambersPeople Professional Coach and Mentor Energize and Engage When I left Anheuser-Busch in March of 2010 after a FABULOUS 22 year career, I received the book, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! By Dr. Seuss. The following pages contain some of the inscriptions in this book. I share these very personal inscriptions because they support my position on the importance of every person to the success (or failure) of an organization.
Roni B. ChambersPeople Professional “I can’t tell you how impressed I have been with your character, integrity, and commitment. You are a unique individual, to be able to balance business practicality with sincere empathy in dealing with people. If you measure yourself (as we all should) not by the wealth we create or accomplishments … but by the depth of our interactions with people and by improving the lives of those around us … you are, by that measure, one of the most successful people I know.” Dave Peacock President, Anheuser-Busch Inc.
Roni B. ChambersPeople Professional “Your departure from A-B is bitter sweet for the Sales Team. You have been an unbelievable part of our organization for many years & were instrumental in all of the achievements we have been able to accomplish. You spearheaded 3 reorganizations flawlessly with class, and professionalism, while always maintaining compassion, sensitivity to those who were leaving. You have unbelievable patience, & always were passionate about always doing the right thing for the people & A-B. You were a great mentor to me around the many HR issues that were new to me given a group this size and I will always remember how you would push me when I was not moving fast enough. You always had my best interest at heart. You will be sorely missed. On the other hand I am excited for you as you embark on this new phase of your life and I am happy you may now find the balance we are all looking for. Make sure you take the time to enjoy yourself and spend time with your family before jumping into a new endeavor. Make sure you stop by & keep in touch. All the Best.” Evan Athanas Vice President, Sales and Wholesaler Development Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
Roni B. ChambersPeople Professional “We have all worked with a number of HR people over the past years. You are one of the best for one reason – you were as concerned about the “H in Human” part as you were about the “R”. That meant a lot to all that you served, and to me personally. Keep in touch and all the best.” William Jones Region Vice President Sales Anheuser-Busch, Inc. “Wish you all the best as you enter in a new phase of your life … Lord only knows you deserve a little peace and quiet and not having to worry about 700 plus sales employees. Drop me a line if you ever make it out to Denver.” Emelie Tirre Region Vice President, Sales Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
Roni B. ChambersPeople Professional “I’m so sad for me – so happy for you !! Working with you has been a pleasure and I’ve learned a lot from you. I’ve never worked with anyone who is so passionate for the people; supportive, compassionate, and extremely fair … all are admirable traits and you have made it extremely difficult for anyone to fill your shoes. All the best, and please stay in touch” Michelle Williamson Executive Assistant Vice President. Sales and Wholesaler Development Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
Roni B. ChambersPeople Professional “Thanks for all that you have done! You have been a “Champion” for the employee’s best interest and the success of A-B. You have been an unbelievable resource and I will miss you greatly. Thank you; and I wish you all the best in future endeavors!” Damon Williams General Manager, Sales Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
“On a personal note all I can say is thank-you!! On a professional note, you would steady us to the center when we started to swing hard left and right! Enjoy the next phase of your life! You will be missed.” Dirk Danklef Region Vice President, Sales Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
Roni B. ChambersPeople Professional “Just wanted to thank you for everything that you have given to us here at A-B. You have always given 100% and your heart has always guided your way! You have been a great friend and I really appreciate everything you have done for me and my family. I am a better person due to your guidance. Can’t wait to hear about your travels. Enjoy your family.” Doug Mars Dir. Strategy and Development Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
“Wishing you all the Best on you next adventure! Truly enjoyed working with you. Appreciate all of your patience and guidance. You’ve had a tough role juggling the demanding requests of the Field while protecting us from ourselves .... not an easy task. You do it with kindness, consideration, and uncompromising integrity. Thank you for that! While I hate to see you leave us … am truly happy for you and hope you get some quality time for you, you truly deserve it.” James Brady General Manager, Sales Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
Roni B. ChambersPeople Professional “Hope you enjoy this next stage in your life. You have certainly earned it. Thank you for all you have done, your council and consoling. You are a class act and will be missed. Don’t make yourself scarce; look forward to our paths crossing down the road.” Joe Pandolfo Vice President Anheuser-Busch, Inc. “Change is not always just good or just bad; it can sometimes bring mixed emotions. Roni, your departure saddens me because we are losing a valued team member who I have counted on for help and counsel. I am also happy for you because your departure will lead you through doors that will bring new adventure and opportunities. Thank you for everything over the years and I hope our paths will cross often”. Henry Dominguez Region Vice President Sales Anheuser-Busch, Inc.