Position: Vice President of Retail
Paula Halligan is the vice president of retail for Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality and food service. Delaware North is one of the largest and most-admired privately held companies in the United States with revenues of approximately $3 billion and 60,000 associates serving half a billion customers in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe.
In her role, Halligan oversees the company’s retail operations across all subsidiaries, including the design and implementation of growth strategy. She also looks after the division’s standards, processes, and policies and procedures.
Halligan began her career with Delaware North in 2007 as the director of retail for the Delaware North Parks & Resorts division. Prior to that, she held management positions with organizations such as New Era Cap Company, Tops Markets and AM&A’s. Overall, Halligan has more than 20 years of wide-ranging experience in the retail industry.
Halligan holds a micro MBA from the University at Buffalo and has completed several professional training courses, including The Partnering Group Category Management Process, AC Neilsen Category Masters, Dale Carnegie Public Speaking & Human Relations, Leadership Training by High Performance Consulting Corporation and Women’s Food Forum.