Strong Relationships Count

Ryder System’s Cristina Gallo-Aquino focuses on creating good vibes with her staff.

If there’s one lesson Cristina Gallo-Aquino has learned throughout her career, it’s the importance of nurturing relationships with supervisors, colleagues, and staff. In fact, she credits good relationships with helping her arrive quickly at her current position as controller and vice president at $5.1 billion Ryder System at age 37.

“Because of my willingness to go the extra mile and help out everybody, whether I considered it in my job description or not,” Gallo-Aquino says, “I built very good relationships, and all these other people within other departments realized the value I was bringing to the position.”

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