Valerie Burgess has been with Thomas More College since the spring of 2007, bringing with her more than a decade of Executive Assistant experience. She has worked for such well-known companies as Brookstone, Gardener’s Eden, and Lindt & Sprungli, USA. With Brookstone, she assisted the Operational Vice President of Seasonal & Outlet Business; she then assisted the Vice President of Store Operations. When Brookstone acquired Gardener’s Eden, Valerie was promoted to Executive Assistant to support the President and Vice President of that acquisition. Most recently, Valerie worked for Lindt & Sprungli, USA, reporting to the Director of Store Operations as well as to the Vice President of Retail.