Friday, April 23, 2021

Moving on to a new adventure

After an eight-year run that can only be described in the most positive terms, today is my last day as Director of Communications at Vitamix.

It was my first experience in a corporate setting, albeit a little different than most, coming as it did at a mission-driven, fourth-generation, family-owned company. I was afforded a wide range of opportunities to solve big problems, help set organizational direction, and work closely with the highest levels of leadership.

I sharpened skills I already had and developed a host of new ones, all while earning a master's degree in Integrated Marketing Communications for which I'll always be grateful.

On a personal level, though, the impact was even greater. If I started to name all of the Vitamix people from whose example and encouragement I benefitted, this post would take an hour to read. Suffice it to say that I took far more from these eight years than I could possibly have given to others at the company.

I'm proud of what my team and I were able to accomplish in that time. When you're a professional communicator, you seek out ways in which you can apply your craft to achieve large-scale business goals and resolve important issues. I got to do that almost every day, which simply isn't the case in many communications jobs.

A recent infusion of new leadership led to a restructuring that resulted in the elimination of my position, and to that I can only say, it happens. It obviously isn't what I hoped for, but I firmly believe the company is in excellent hands and is going to make great strides in the next few years to fulfill its purpose and mission.

And really, what do I have to complain about? I am blessed in more ways than I can count, and I have no doubt my next professional move will be an opportunity to make a similar impact on a new organization.

Vitamix will always hold a special place in my heart as the longest-running and most enjoyable position I've held over a 30-year career that has been almost nothing but enjoyable.

But now it's time to move on. I honestly can't wait to see what comes next.


  1. Scott,you did a fantastic in the promotion of Vitamix. Before, you joined the company I have never even heard of it! It's definitely their lost! I'm sure you have made many contacts during your tenure there and will be able to continue to thrive in any pursuit you desire!

    1. Thanks, Jess, I appreciate that! I’m excited for whatever comes next.

  2. You were a pleasure to work with!!! Best of luck in your next adventure!

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  4. Good luck in your search Scott! Any company would be lucky to have you as a part of their team.

  5. Hi Scott, I stumbled upon your blog while prepping for an upcoming visit to Vitamix HQ. Couldn't find your email, so I am leaving a message of gratitude for your writing here. There's so much good stuff here and it's inspiring me to keep documenting my learnings for future generations (possibly on my daily blog that I stopped posting to after about 600 posts). Thanks again