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Sylvia Barbagallo ('03)

Sylvia Barbagallo ('03)

1. Basic Information:

Name: Sylvia Barbagallo
Title: Retention Manager
Organization: Thomson Reuters
City: Eagan State: MN Country: USA

2. Educational Record:

At Marietta College:
Graduation Year: 2003
Major(s): French Language Studies
Minor(s): Management and Leadership

3. Describe your organization and what you do in this organization (job responsibilities, recent projects, work environment).

Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. I work for West, a Thomson Reuters company, which provides information, decision support tools and services for legal, intellectual property, compliance business and government professionals throughout the world. I work with the Law Schools across the nation and am in charge of ~$50M in revenue retention.

4. Briefly discuss how "leadership" plays a role in your professional field.

I work with a myriad of departments, field sales representatives and managers, and external (and internal) customer groups. I have to provide leadership on a daily basis as I am the voice of our Law School Department. Any type of situation that deals with other groups is a leadership opportunity if I want to get any sort of initiative launched and have it be successful.

5. Briefly discuss how the McDonough Leadership Program prepared you for this professional field and leadership challenges.

I believe the McDonough Leadership program provided me experiences to work in smaller groups and across different boundaries. It provided confidence to speak up and raise legitimate concerns when things are not going well, as well as the ability to engage higher levels of leadership to acknowledge success.

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