: CHICAGO, IL
: TERRITORY MANAGER
Aimee, 32, was born and raised in Elmhurst, Illinois. She graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in speech communications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, graduating in just 3 1?2 years even with a change in majors. Aimee began her career in sales for a Fortune 500 company, rising quickly through the ranks to ultimately manage over $50 million in annual revenue for five global accounts. Then she segued into a new sales arena - surgical devices - for one of the largest healthcare companies in the world, and quickly earned her place in the top 2% of sales people there. Now Aimee works for a top medical company, selling regenerative human dermal tissue for complex trauma, cancer and general surgery cases. In her spare time, she enjoys running, traveling, reading, cooking and volunteering. She says, "I should be the next Apprentice because I am wicked smart, tenacious and have insightful interpersonal skills, as well as a high level of integrity."
"Success" can mean different things to different people; what does it mean to you and how will you know when you've achieved it?
Success to me is about being loved by the people around you. I am so very fortunate for the support and love I receive from my family and friends.
Describe the toughest business situation you've had to deal with and what you did to solve the problem.
Over 10,000 paychecks were not being moved through my company's airfreight system as a result of planes being grounded on 9/11. Payday was Thursday, 9/13 and my customer was adamant about having all of their employees who were not on direct deposit receive their paycheck on time! I had 48 hours to reprint the checks and devise a plan to have these checks delivered to over 250 retail stores throughout the country. After much hard work from many dedicated people who really did not sleep for two days we succeeded in delivering ALL paychecks! I never thought I would be so happy to drive six hours back to Chicago on no sleep to see my family.
What lessons have you learned from past Apprentice winners or candidates?
Why should you be Donald Trump's next Apprentice?
I should be the next Apprentice because I am wicked smart, tenacious and have insightful interpersonal skills, as well as a high level of integrity
What's your favorite thing about Los Angeles?
It's a tough call between the beach and the weather.
What's your least favorite thing about Los Angeles? And you're not allowed to say "traffic."
The geography of L.A. creates challenges in getting from point A to point B.
What will surprise viewers about this sixth season of The Apprentice?
The posh living accommodations.
What's your marital/parental status?
Single. I do not have children, but someday!
If you could be the star of any movie ever made, which movie would it be and why?
Erin Brokovich, because she is tough, smart, passionate, and wears a lot of push-up bras - I relate well to her character!
What are your three favorite albums of all time?
"Play" by Moby
Led Zepplin IV
It's really hard for me to listen to an entire album; I barely make it through one song on my iPod without forwarding to the next one.
What are your three favorite books of all time?
"I Know This Much Is True" by Wally Lamb
"Oh! The Places You'll Go" by Dr. Seuss
"The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
What hobbies do you enjoy, outside of trying to impress Donald Trump?
Running, pilates, volunteer work, shopping, cooking, fashion, music, reading, travel, and watching football.