Tori Bogner - Director of Business Development - Northwest Division

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What year did you join Baldwin & Shell?

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
With our vast repertoire of capabilities, the sky is the limit. I can open doors to just about anyone and connect them with our talented, dedicated staff to bring their visions to life.

What is your specialty? 
People! They are just the best.

What relationships have you built through Baldwin & Shell, and please describe?
Not only do we have an incredible support system within our office, but Baldwin & Shell enables me to build new relationships each and every day. This is a company that truly cares about being engaged in the community, so whether I am meeting with potential clients, industry partners, or community partners, I am consistently building my personal and professional network.

What is your favorite thing about working at Baldwin & Shell?
Everyone we hire, everything we promise, everything we stand for is genuine.

Please list where you obtained your education and any degrees:
Bachelor of Arts in Communication, University of Arkansas Master of Education with an emphasis in Higher Education, University of Arkansas

Please list any community service involvement: 
Junior League of Northwest Arkansas
University of Arkansas Women’s Giving Circle
Arkansas Alumni Association, Associated Student Government Alumni Society
Leadership Fayetteville
Bentonville Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors

What is your favorite movie?
Despicable Me

What is your favorite sport?
Razorback Football

What are your hobbies?
Entertaining, going to the lake, baking & cooking, party planning, community involvement

What are two things you cannot live without?
Wifi & a good teasing comb

What is your most memorable life experience to date?
Waiting to hear the results of my campaign for student body president at the University of Arkansas. I was standing on Old Main Lawn with my team, my sorority sisters, and my parents and when the clock struck 5pm, the bell tower started playing the University’s alma mater. I realized in that moment that no matter the result, true leadership is about service to an organization that you love and can bring success to, not about personal gratification or gain.

Who do you admire most?
My dad. He taught me everything I know about people and leadership.

Where did you grow up?
Weiner, Arkansas

What is something that would surprise people about you?
I really, really dislike vegetables.

What is your favorite food?
Fried chicken. Preferably the good stuff from country gas stations.

What is one word to sum you up?

What was your childhood dream?
To be a rainbow watcher.

What is your favorite color?

What is something you absolutely will NOT eat?

What is your biggest pet peeve?
The sounds that come from the buttons on phones, remotes, and calculators.

What motivates you?
"You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand." Woodrow Wilson



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