With experience in product development and sourcing, Mandy Marie Berry holds responsibilities as an Associate Private Brand Manager at the home office of Michaels Stores, Inc., in Irving, Texas. Part of the kids division, she analyzes market trends and pursues product sales strategies. Mandy Marie Berry collaborates with the quality assurance team in ensuring that testing requirements are met at all stores throughout North America and Canada. Reflecting corporate personnel needs, she also took on temporary responsibilities as an Assistant Buyer with the company.
Ms. Berry completed her BA in Retailing and Consumer Sciences with a minor in Business Administration at the University of Arizona where she graduated magna cum laude and with honors. A member of the nonprofit Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE, now Enactus), she founded the College Bound Club, which exists at the university to this day. Through this club, she helped instill in high school students from disadvantaged educational backgrounds the importance of preparing for college and attaining a higher degree. Ms. Berry has travelled extensively and backpacked through Indonesia, Australia, and much of Europe.