ROSEVILLE, CA. (January 29, 2020) — PRIDE Industries (PRIDE) today announced the appointment of Leah Burdick as Chief Growth Officer.
PRIDE Industries is a nonprofit social enterprise meeting the manufacturing, supply chain logistics, and facilities service needs of businesses and government agencies nationwide while creating meaningful jobs for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment, including service-disabled veterans.
In her role, Burdick will lead PRIDE’s Marketing, Proposals, and Development and Donor Services teams, collaborating with Business Development to drive sales growth and create strategies across multiple lines of business sectors to grow PRIDE’s customer base and the organization’s mission.
“Leah is a perfect fit for our nationally recognized company,” said Jeff Dern, President of PRIDE Industries. “She brings international expertise in marketing, strategy, and leadership that are invaluable to PRIDE’s continued success. As a community-minded professional, Leah is passionate about PRIDE’s mission to create jobs for people with disabilities.”
With over 20 years of marketing, communications, advertising, and sales enablement experience, Burdick has held a variety of leadership roles, including as the Vice President of Marketing, Americas with Jones Lang LaSalle, a Fortune 500 global commercial real estate firm and most recently as Vice President of Global Marketing with Hudson RPO, an international publicly-traded talent solutions and recruitment outsourcing company.
Active in the community, Burdick created FosterCoalition.com, an online resource site for foster youth, foster parents, and those who wish to support children in care, earning recognition as an Angel in Adoption by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. She also serves on the Advisory Board of Chill Sacramento, a nonprofit dedicated to building healthy, safe communities.
“I’ve always believed that everyone has talent and value to contribute to the community,” said Burdick. “Working with PRIDE allows me to leverage my marketing and business growth experience to increase access to employment for people who deserve an opportunity to shine. It’s an honor to be part of the talented team here at PRIDE that embraces our powerful mission.”
Burdick earned her Global MBA (with honors) from the Thunderbird School of Global Management at the Arizona State University and holds a bachelor’s degree (cum laude) in Creative Writing and Spanish from the State University of New York at Binghamton.
About PRIDE Industries: PRIDE Industries is one of the largest employers of people with disabilities, with expertise providing facility operations and maintenance services, custodial services, contract manufacturing, supply chain management, and fulfillment services to public and private organizations nationwide. Founded in 1966, PRIDE creates paths to employment for people with disabilities through person-centered job coaching, training, and placement. PRIDE’s mission extends nationwide, assisting individuals to become self-sufficient, have a sense of purpose, contribute to their communities, and achieve their goals. For Business Services, learn more at prideindustries.com. For People Services, learn more at prideindustries.org and follow PRIDE Industries on Facebook.
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PRIDE Industries is a social enterprise delivering business excellence to public and private organizations nationwide.