Meet Desiree Mosiman - General Manager of the Lebanon Outlet Marketplace.
Mosiman is originally from Elkhart, Indiana. She received a degree in Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
She began her work with Simon, the company which operates the outlet mall, in 2015 as the assistant general manager at Grapevine Mills in Dallas. In April 2016, she accepted the general manager position with Lebanon.
"Having recently passed my one year mark, I consider myself very lucky to be in Wilson County among so many friendly, hardworking people," she said.
In her role, she manages both big picture and day-to-day operations of the shopping center.
"Through my role at Lebanon Outlet Marketplace, I work to support retail development and local business growth, as well as community involvement. At Lebanon Outlet Marketplace, we're proud to be active members of Wilson County and as such, I'm always working to come up with new and exciting ways to get involved," she said.
In her spare time, Mosiman is an avid sand volleyball player. She actually attended the Volley America Nationals in New York City and hopes to compete again in Clearwater, Fla. this year.
The woman she most admires is her mother.
"My mother is my hero. She always told me that no matter how little you have, you can still make something big of yourself. She taught me how to be resourceful and never back down from a challenge. Because of her, I don't believe in 'impossible,'" she said. "My mom showed me by example how to be strong, independent and fearless and I can't thank her enough."
Another woman Mosiman looks up to is television star and entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey.
"Despite her tough upbringing, she has let nothing stop her from becoming one of the most successful, iconic women in the world. She uses her success as a platform to give back, inspire and lift others up to improve their lives," Mosiman said. "To me, that's the true mark of success."