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ONE-to-ONE with Jim Slomka

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Jamie Nelson COO, Pattison Food Group, and EVP, Save-On-Foods
Where did you grow up? Mission, B.C. First job in the biz? Courtesy clerk. Who or what has inspired you? My parents. How would you describe yourself? Humbly strong. Best advice you’ve ever received? Treat people the way you would like to be treated. How do you define success? Earning respect from my peers, longevity in a company and financial stability. Favourite meal? Christmas dinner. Favourite sports team? Vancouver Canucks. Favourite business book? Good to Great. Hobbies? Hiking, skiing, hockey. Most treasured possession? My family. Greatest extravagance? 370z Roadster. Ideal golf foursome (select 3 people)? Pierre Poilievre, Elon Musk, Wayne Gretzky. Favourite vacation destination? Maui. What’s on your music playlist? Eagles, Tom Petty, Elton John. If you could join a musician on stage to sing with or play an instrument, who would it be? Paul McCartney; I would play the tambourine. Favourite podcast? “32 Thoughts”. Favourite TV show? “Chicago PD”. Celebrities you have met? Bobby Orr, Bryan Adams, Jimmy Pattison, Jim Slomka. Things to do on your bucket list? Visit Scotland. Car or SUV? I have both. Pet peeve? Negative people. Favourite saying? Good things happen to people who work hard. Unusual thing that has happened to you? Being asked to run with the Olympic torch in 2010. What would people be surprised to know about you? I once owned a parking lot sweeping company.
Jim Slomka
Jim Slomka is executive vice president of media strategy for Grocery Business.

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