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SGB 40 Under 40 Class of 2016 Honoree: Ken Chandley

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CATEGORY MANAGER WINTER SPORTS & CAMPING,
NATION’S BEST SPORTS
AGE 40 | 18 YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY

 

Ken was raised in Mentor, OH and moved to Texas in 1999. Living in Ohio allowed Ken to experience winter sports and develop a passion for skiing. In 2001, he started his career at NBS in the distribution center and has worked his way up to his current position as Category Manager, Winter Sports and Camping. Ken and his wife both work at NBS and have two wonderful children. In his leisure time, Ken enjoys spending time with his family, leading his fantasy football league and cheering for his favorite team, the Cleveland Browns.

 

EDUCATION & DEGREE(S) ACHIEVED: Associates of Arts

I COULDN’T DO MY JOB WITHOUT: Teamwork

BIGGEST CHALLENGE YOU’VE OVERCOME: Going back to college while working full-time, owning my own company and starting a family.

MOST IMPORTANT THING I HAVE LEARNED: Develop and maintain relationships

BEST ADVICE I WAS GIVEN OR THAT I WOULD GIVE: Life is short. Live every day to the fullest.

BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT TO DATE: My career, college degree and children.

WHAT OR WHO HAS ENABLED YOU TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL: My parents, wife, Rand Whitney and Bryan Davis.

WHAT WOULD YOU WANT YOUR LEGACY TO BE: I want to be remembered as someone who has overcome obstacles and achieved great success. A good husband, father, son, leader, mentor and friend.

BIGGEST LIFE LESSON: Never give up on your dreams. Obstacles will always arise, but learning how to get past them is where you will truly exude leadership and determination.

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN TWO WORDS: Ambitious and Easy-going

 

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