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Profile of a Glamgirl: Wendy Batiste- Johnson

Wendy Batiste-Johnson has over 17 years of experience driving sales growth in the retail and real estate industry.  As the General Manager of The Mall at Partridge Creek, Wendy functions as the local executive of the 609,000 sq. ft. center property with internal and external leadership responsibilities among numerous stakeholders. Among her accomplishments at Partridge Creek, Wendy has led her team to exceed income projections for 5 years consecutively, despite the fluctuating climate in retail real estate.  Additionally, she has led several new development projects on the property, one of which entailed manipulating an underutilized asset and transforming it into a revenue generator.  
Prior to joining The Mall at Partridge Creek, Wendy was Assistant General Manager at Twelve Oaks mall, assisting to oversee and manage the 1.6 million sq. ft. center property. Previously at the age of 22, Wendy founded and operated a retail business in Ann Arbor for 10 years.  During this time, she led her business to profitability within 3 years by developing income generating strategies that included the launch of an in-store private label.  Wendy understands the importance of community involvement, and serves on the board of directors for Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, Macomb Community College Foundation, Macomb County Chamber and The Detroit Public Theatre.  Wendy earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Cornell University, and also has completed a business certificate for Women in Leadership at Cornell University SC Johnson School of Business.  Wendy is married to her loving and supportive husband Rodney and they have two beautiful children, Blake and Blaire.