General Manager - Colerain
All-star General Manager, Becky Huber, has been with Panera since 2008 and has proudly served as the GM of our Colerain bakery-café in Cincinnati, Ohio since 2016. In the past 5 years she has always been a role model to the team members she manages and exemplified the best parts of the Panera brand. “Becky leads the market in comp sales, café health, and financial performance,” says Area Director, Carrie Stevenson.
Regional Catering Sales Manager, South Carolina/Georgia Market
Haley McCurry is a Panera rockstar through and through. She started in 2012 as an associate at the Centerpoint location in North Charleston, SC, then transitioned to a Catering Coordinator role at the West Ashley location in Charleston. In 2017 Haley was promoted to Delivery Operations Manager for the South Carolina/Georgia market, and shortly after transitioned to her current role, Regional Catering Sales Manager. If you ask the SC/GA leadership team, they will say that Haley is much more than just an RCSM. She is a coach and mentor to every Catering Coordinator at the 26 cafes she covers, a strong pillar of support for Managers and Directors, and an all-around team player.
GENERAL MANAGER - DOWNTOWN COLUMBIA
Sophia Guerrero is an example of how hard work and commitment pays off. She started with Panera just over a year ago as an associate, and within just 6 months was promoted to General Manager of our Downtown Columbia, SC bakery-café. Sophia runs her café’s financials very well, has hired many valuable team members for the South Carolina market, and continues to grow and train with integrity. District Manager for the Columbia area, Heidi Gore, says that Sophia always goes above and beyond when it comes to café cleanliness, speed of service, and customer service. She also says that Sophia’s staff has the utmost respect for her. “You can feel the Panera warmth when you walk into Sophia’s bakery-café, she truly puts her all into her work and it shows, “ said Heidi. Sophia is always ready to greet customers with a positive attitude and a smile on her face.
Ashley Wallace started with Panera in 2014 and quickly climbed the ranks to her position as General Manager of our Gahanna café in Columbus, Ohio. Current Columbus District Manager, Colton Meier, recruited Ashely for an assistant manager position at the Polaris café, in which he was the General Manager at the time. “Ashley and I instantly hit it off,” said Colton. “When I think of Ashley I think of a leader, role model and someone that I can trust day in and day out. I personally would not be where I am at today in my Panera journey if it weren’t for her. Ashley deserves this recognition, and I couldn't be prouder or more privileged to work by her side.”