a Best Boss by Promotional Products Association International, one of the highest
honors an individual can achieve in the $18 billion advertising specialty industry.
Kathy co-owns the company along with husband Harold Bauer who founded it in 1974.
She has brought the company to new heights, incorporating an extremely successful e-
commerce strategy to complement the corporate gift program that Royce began with back
in 1974. Most importantly, Kathy was chosen and nominated by her peers and employees
at Royce for setting the gold standard in customer service, business development and
executive management that was previously unprecedented at Royce.
“The response we received was tremendous,”
the team of editor who managed the Best Boss selection). “Our readers responded with
stories of bosses who challenged them to do better, equipped them to achieve their goals
and celebrated their success. Those who made this year’s list by far are those who
regularly demonstrate strong and supportive leadership practices and create healthy,
successful work environments.”
According to employees, Kathy Bauer's management styles is epitomized by the Einstein adage "It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer". There is no problem too daunting, no customer too difficult, and no situation too stressful for Kathy to deal with the utmost professionalism, level-headedness and innovation. Her creativity capacity has no bounds and her persistence is relentless. It's no surprise that she single- handedly took the initiative and supplemented a promotional products company with an e-commerce business that now sustains serious household name recognition.
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