44. Steve Reinemund: Seek and Follow

 Caption: Steve Reinemund, former CEO of Pepsico and now the dean of the Wake Forest business school, holds the door as two Pepsi workers install a vending machine in Farrell Hall Friday morning. Courtesy of  Ken Bennett, Wake Forest University Tumblr

Caption: Steve Reinemund, former CEO of Pepsico and now the dean of the Wake Forest business school, holds the door as two Pepsi workers install a vending machine in Farrell Hall Friday morning. Courtesy of Ken Bennett, Wake Forest University Tumblr

Beginning 2018 on the most impactful note, 180º of Impact is proud to present an interview with Steve Reinemund, a man who has accomplished just about all he could with the time he has been afforded. Steve graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, served five years in the Marine Corps, worked at IBM, went to graduate school, dove into a career with Marriott and in the restaurant industry and went on to have a remarkable 23 year career at PepsiCo, during which he led the organization as Chairman and CEO.

More impressive than those accolades is that, through it all, Steve has maintained the faith, gratitude and values that he was instilled with at a young age. He is an educator in the formal and informal senses, a father of four and grandfather of four who followed his time at PepsiCo with 8 years sharing his wisdom as the Dean of the Wake Forest University Business School. With his professional, personal and spiritual savvy, Steve was the perfect person to start the year off, making entrepreneurship and bringing your purpose to life seem within arm’s reach.

Watch today to hear a very special conversation between Matt Scott and Steve Reinemund.

For more on Matt's dad Moses Scott, who passed away March 8, 2017 and is referenced frequently in this interview, read this piece from February 2017 where he reflected on pivotal experiences in his life and the power of the kindness of strangers.

If you're interesting in learning more about Steve and his work, get in touch! Email him at steve@wfu.edu.

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