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United States Beef Corporation

Why we exist:  We are a family owned business that operates and supports great restaurants.  In doing so, we provide opportunities for personal and professional growth, development, and advancement.

Jun 26, 2017

Last week I told you to tell me which Director you wanted me to interview, and Karen Lynch, Area Director of Operations in Kansas City, won by a HUGE margin.  

On this week's episode, we learn about how Karen came to work for US Beef and how we could have easily missed the opportunity to hire her.  We talk about her experience opening restaurants and how she was able to move up in the organization by helping out when needed.  She also tells us about the first time she met Jeff Davis, owner of US Beef, and we laugh about how that interaction could have gone horribly wrong had she reacted differently.  

I've done my best to avoid having guests on CompassCast that have any knowledge of my performance when I was first starting out in management...but my streak ends at Episode 20.  Karen shares a couple of stories about working with me as a trainee when we opened Nixa, MO back in 2005.  

A fun episode with a fantastic lady who has influenced the careers and lives of so many people...add me to that long list.  

So, in the spirit of influence, Karen has issued a "Selfie-Challenge".  She wants you to track down someone at US Beef that has played a large role in your success or development, tell them how they've impacted you, and take a selfie with them.

Send your selfies to and be sure to include a story that illustrates how this person has impacted you and your career.  The first 3 people that send in selfies (with their story) will get a $20 off coupon code from our buddies at The Icebox.  This code can be redeemed for some killer Arby's swag that's available on  Not only will the first 3 selfies get a code, but I will also choose 2 of my favorite selfies/stories and they will receive a code as well.  That's 5 codes in all!  Big thanks to The Icebox for showing CompassCast some serious love.  

Stay proud, stay strong, and let Compass be your guide.




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Karen and Bo Selfie: CLICK HERE