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Company: Pettis Pools & Patio
Job Title: Owner & Vice President
Ms. Pettis is the owner and Vice-President of Pettis Pools & Patio, a business started by her parents, both Brockport College graduates, in 1962. To honor their memories, she instituted the annual Pettis Pools Entrepreneurial Award competition at The College at Brockport, with the first award being given out in the fall 2014. This annual competition is like "shark tank'’ for students and fosters creativity, initiative, organizational and presentation skills.
In her current role at Pettis, Ms. Pettis is involved in most facets of the business including website development, social media marketing, creative strategies, purchasing decisions, HR management, staff motivation and development and 401k administration. She also founded a division of Pettis Pools, Softub Express, in 2002 which has grown to be the second largest Softub distributorship in the US.
Ms. Pettis received her Bachelor of Science in Business Management at St. John Fisher College in 1987, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Having grown up next door to the family business in Hilton, NY, she now resides in Pittsford, NY during the summer months and Sebastian, FL during the winters.