(Tampa Bay Times)

(Tampa Bay Times)

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When Ann-Marie Campbell was a student at Georgia State University, she worked her way through school as a cashier at Home Depot. Even after she graduated, she continued to work her way up inside the company, and her hard work has now paid off: she has been named the executive vice president of Home Depot.

She graduated with a Bachelors degree in philosophy and a master’s degree in business administration from GSU, which she used to her advantage as she climbed the ranks of the company. Prior to her promotion, Campbell held positions in the company as store manager, district manager and regional vice president.

“She has also served as vice president of operations, vice president of merchandising and special orders, vice president of retail marketing and sales for Home Depot Direct, vice president of vendor services and, most recently, president of the Southern Division of The Home Depot,” the store’s corporate website says.

Her rise to success in Home Depot has not gone unnoticed, and she has continued to be recognized for her work. In 2010, Campbell was recognized by Black Enterprise as one of the 75 Most Powerful Women in Business. In 2012, she was also listed on Atlanta’s 100 Top Black Women of Influence by the Atlanta Business League. In 2014, she was declared #38 on Fortune‘s list of 50 Most Powerful Women in Business.

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