We enjoy celebrating our team members, because they make League great! For the last twenty-six years, League has grown with good old fashioned hard work and determination. Inspired by the best of the all-American lifestyle, League continues to be the collegiate-wear company you know and love. Today we’re honoring a newer team member bringing a breath of fresh air to League.
We’d like to introduce Catherine Podlogar, who joined us in August of last year. She’s bringing her entrepreneurial spirit to our Brand Merchandiser program as our Retail Program Coordinator.
When asked about her proudest accomplishment during her time with League so far, she said, “It’s an accumulation of a bunch of smaller things all contributing to our Campus Brand Merchandising program. Building out this program to include more marketing tactics and mainstreaming everything to run more efficiently and effectively has been very rewarding.”
It’s no surprise she works in the apparel industry. “In middle school, I wanted to be a fashion designer,” she stated. “I’d sketch dresses all day long and read up on all kinds of successful designers. One year, I got a sewing machine for Christmas and I taught myself how to sew! I’ve made a few dresses, purses, and my bedroom curtains. Now, although I am not involved in the design process here, I do enjoy seeing what the designers are working on.”
Catherine says her favorite aspect of working at League is “Coffee! Ha, just kidding, but I really do appreciate the coffee here. I love that my work space is situated between two amazing boss ladies! It is so inspiring to have women in the workplace to look up to, get advice from, and laugh with.”
She enjoys traveling for League and visiting campuses, but hopes to do more exploring on her own as well. “I’ve always wanted to visit Utah,” she told us. “The canyons always look so magnificent in pictures I’ve seen, I can’t even imagine what it’d be like in person. Ideally, I’d plan a trip and see The Mighty 5: Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Zion National Park.
Naturally, we had to ask about her favorite League products. “I love all of the new Vineyard Terry Collection and can’t wait to really get my hands on it! But I must admit, I do live in the Vintage Wash Long Sleeve Pocket Tee when I’m home.”
When relaxing at home, Catherine says, “I don’t watch a whole lot of TV, but for whatever reason I plan my Monday nights around The Bachelor. It’s terrible. I know.”
Catherine has been inspired by many people in her life. She comments, “My parents have always pushed me to explore things that I’m interested in. Whether it was fashion designing in middle school, architecture and engineering in high school, or marketing and psychology in college.” She adds, “But I really owe it to them for making me look at their old stomping grounds, Marquette University. I think attending college in the Midwest really shaped me to who I am today and I wouldn’t be anywhere without my amazing support group of 16 hilarious, genuine, and ambitious women.”
We are glad to have Catherine as part of our team! Thanks for being a great addition to League.