Vice President, Hurt & Hurt Restaurants Inc.
Shiroleen Adams-Hurt went from McDonald’s being her first job in high school to being vice president of a company she runs with her husband, John, which operates several McDonald’s franchises.
“Every role and job, no matter how big or small prepares you for the next; so always do your best regardless of the role or the title,” Adams-Hurt shared.
The Grady School of Nursing alum obtained her master’s degree in health Services Administration, and she is a proud graduate of Hamburger University.
“This afforded me various opportunities and leadership responsibilities in both the private and public sector,” said Adams-Hurt. “I’ve had the privilege to serve on nonprofit boards including the Boys & Girls Clubs and the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities.”
Adams-Hurt cautions those seeking a similar career path that it is a tremendous commitment, and she encourages them to choose their associates wisely because people are the most important aspect of the business.
“Don’t be deterred by the roadblocks, they will come and go,” she advised, adding her favorite quote from Maya Angelou. “When people show you who they are, believe them.”
The technical savvy of the younger generation and their access to information motivates Adams-Hurt.
“Some of the challenges we face, they already know the answer, we just need to engage them,” she said. “Some of the business opportunities we struggle with, they can help resolve. They understand what’s relevant in today’s society.”
The most important factors in Adams-Hurt’s success have been her staying true to herself, her willingness to give her time, talent, and resources back to the community, and her ability to prioritize her commitments.
“Learn as much as possible about various investment vehicles, retirement options, and insurance plans,” she encourages those looking for ways to increase their net worth. “Seek out advice from trusted individuals, but do not blindly trust anyone.”