WILMA’s Leadership Institute: Meet Aris DurJava

Snapshot of this year's Leadership Institute members

WILMA’s 2022 Leadership Institute, an annual nine-month program, gives area women the opportunity to learn from leaders in the region, visit a range of local companies, and serve as each others’ personal board of directors.

The program is part of WILMA’s Women to Watch Leadership Initiative, created to help develop more women leaders in our area.

Meet institute member ARIS DURJAVA.

Aris DurJava

Arisdurjava Dsc 1811 001Title: Sales Territory Manager

Company: US Foods

How long have you been with your current employer?: 6.5 years

Alma Mater: Florida Gulf Coast University

Prior career experience:

  • Banquet Events Manager at SMG Wilmington Convention Center
  • General Manager Michaels Seafood
  • Food and Beverage/Events Manager Pink Shell Beach Resort

Current job responsibilities:

  • Foster customer and restaurant relationships by building rapport and maintaining consistent  communication.
  • Develop new business and identifying prospective customers by utilizing market intelligence, following leads from existing clients, participating in local organizations and clubs, and attending trade shows/conferences.
  • Know market conditions, product innovations, and prices to share and collaborate with customers to understand needs and recommended appropriate solutions.

Hobbies: Love trying new restaurants (Foodie), traveling, hopping on the boat with my husband and baby Jack, and volunteering in my community!

To learn more about WILMA’s Leadership Institute and Initiative, go to wilmamag.com/women-to-watch.

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Categories: Women to Watch