Jennifer Orgolini

Jennifer Orgolini

Sustainability Director


New Belgium Brewery

Fort Collins, CO USA


Times of stress [are] necessary for growth, but you also need that time of recovery and ease, because that's when you integrate your gains.

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Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Was going to graduate school, studying philosophy; took a part-time job at the brewery on the side.
Started on the bottling line, then did some office work for the company's CEO.
She slowly moved up in the ranks; says this wasn't a "big career vision," but people needed help and she'd help out.
Eventually realized it'd be in her best interest to get her MBA; did a night program while working full-time.
Sometimes wishes she could be something simple and satisfying, like a receptionist.
But acknowledges that you need stress to encourage growth, need to take on challenges sometimes.
Says your job should be fulfilling, but sometimes that's a luxury-sometimes you have to take jobs you don't love to make a living.
Constantly redefines her role to make sure she's doing something she believes in-went from chief operations officer to sustainability director.
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Education

High School
Bachelor
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Washington College
Graduate
Philosophy
Colorado State University-Fort Collins

Career

Sustainability Director

I helped create many of the structures which exemplify New Belgium like employee ownership and environmental advocacy.

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My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Food
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