Title: President, Owner
Company: Mister Bee Potato Chip Co.
Location: Parkersburg, West Virginia, United States
Mary Anne Ketelsen, President and Owner at Mister Bee Potato Chip Company, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership in management.
Inspired by her mother, Ms. Ketelsen knew she wanted to be successful in the business industry from a young age. After graduating from high school, she attended Glenville State College in West Virginia, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in management. Right out of college, she began working at Welch Oil and Gas. Ms. Ketelsen remained with the company for 30 years, gradually gaining enough experience to venture out on her own. In 2015, with her endlessly supportive mother by her side, she bought Mister Bee Potato Chip Company. For the first three years of her time there, she served the company from the backend prior to taking control as the president and chief executive officer in 2018. Today, Ms. Ketelsen continues to demonstrate consistent success in this role.
Reflecting on her abundant success, Ms. Ketelsen credits her hardworking nature for her current professional stance. When she entered her field in the 1970s, she was one of the first women to maintain a leadership position. Due to this, she always made sure to perform to the best of her ability, which is a value that has stuck with her throughout her entire career. In 2020, Ms. Ketelsen was featured in West Virginia Living Magazine as a “Wonder Woman” in light of her many accomplishments. Additionally, she maintains affiliation with Women in Business and actively supports the Boys and Girls Club and Habitat for Humanity. Looking toward the future, Ms. Ketelsen hopes to continue working for as long as she is able. Her motto is, “Do it right the first time.”
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