Megan was born and raised in the Midwest, where her personal motto and work philosophy can be summed up best by her grandfather: “Measure twice, cut once.”
I joined TRI in 2012 as the Company’s first General Legal Counsel. My leadership of the Company expanded, and after serving as TRI’s President, I became the Company’s CEO in 2018. In 2020, I acquired a majority ownership interest in the Company. I am now proud to be both the majority owner and the Chief Executive Officer of TRI. I am responsible for overseeing the day-to-day affairs of the Company’s business, as well as providing the leadership and creation of the Company’s strategic plan for the future. I serve as an executive who drives Company innovation and performance by empowering and challenging the TRI team to be both excellent and rigorous. I also bring my training as an attorney into my daily work, offering both legal guidance and my own unique pragmatism to every situation.
In addition to my work at TRI, I currently serve as a Director at Large on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), and the NACD Government/Regulatory Affairs and Sustainability Committees. I am passionate about advancing the roles of women in our industry.
I obtained my BA from the University of Minnesota and my JD from the University of St. Thomas School of Law- both in Minneapolis MN. Prior to joining the TRI Team, I was a practicing attorney in the areas of business /corporate law and civil litigation. I am licensed to practice in Minnesota, Oregon, and Washington.
I love the great outdoors- hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing and camping. I also love travel, great books, yoga, hot cups of strong coffee, and the New York Times Crossword puzzle. I have a daily meditation practice, and appreciate stillness as much as I do the rush of business. I love my roles as a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend.
I love my teammates. Every day I am grateful for the genuinely good people on this team. In addition, I find the daily business of TRI and our industry to be both challenging and fascinating.
I believe who we are is reflected more in our actions than our words. I strive to be a woman of strong character. I value honesty, fairness, and humility. I do not believe there is any substitute for hard work. Most of all, I aim each day to be a woman my daughters can admire.
I am not sure what people notice first, but it doesn’t take long for people to figure out I am good natured, while also being firm and direct. I am often overheard saying “give me the baby not the labor.” I think that sums up my personality pretty well.
Three excellent books: Personal History by Katharine Graham; Ten Percent Happier by Dan Harris; and The Patriarch by David Nasaw. I love to read … email me for a longer list of good reads!
Pragmatism, Integrity, and Resilience
Keep believing in your potential, always trust your gut, and never drink Southern Comfort. ☺
I love classical music, and I would love to learn to play the cello.