On July 12th, REI Systems hosted 26 high schoolers from the Loudoun Youth Leadership Program (LYLP) to allow the students to experience the innerworkings of a modern business. Our People Services team took the LYLP students on a guided tour of our building before introducing them to a panel of REI Systems employees, including our CEO Shyam Salona. During the panel, the students asked questions of and listened to advice and anecdotes from REI Systems teammates across the company’s business units. While responding to a question about leadership, Shyam Salona explained to the students that he sees himself as a “gardener”: his role is to help REI Systems employees grow by giving them all the tools to flourish and succeed personally and professionally.
We are excited to host the next group of LYLP students on August 2nd!