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Sales Rep of the Year Mentors At-Risk Youth


Loren Wilder, Sherwin-Williams Branch Manager, The Americas Group, in Decatur, Georgia, remembers the profound impact his first mentor – his high school football coach – had on his life as a homeless teen in Springfield, Massachusetts. Now, the two-time East Coast Sales Rep of the Year is driven to pay it forward, striving to have a similar impact on others.


Wilder, who has been with the Company for more than 10 years, serves as a trusted mentor to fellow employees and at-risk youth. At one point, he was volunteering with nine organizations at a time. Today, he’s narrowed his engagements while still passionately supporting efforts to empower children and young people.


Active within the Company, Wilder assists with college recruiting and serves as the Employee Resource Group leader for Hispanic recruiting, an onboarding trainer for new employee training and a Safety Pod Leader. In addition, he mentors several part-time employees and store managers, assisting with interviewing skills and encouraging them to reach their goals.



This story is featured in the Sherwin-Williams 2021 Sustainability Report.