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Megan Teates

Executive Vice PresidentAffinity Group

Charlotte, NC

Member Since April 2023


Sales & Marketing
Business Strategy
Account Management


Megan Teates is an Executive Vice President at Affinity Group Southeast. Megan started her work with Affinity Group in Foodservice Sales, but during her tenure her roles have included Operator Specialist, Account Executive, Sales Manager, K-12 Director, as well as VP of Noncommercial. Megan is a proud graduate of Clemson University and resides with her husband in Charlotte, NC. She is passionate about food, golf and the Clemson Tigers!

Published content

Growth mindset in the workplace


Six ways you can identify prospective employees with a growth mindset.

9 reasons biz conferences are still relevant—online and in person

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In 2024, it's about finding an event that provides value and is worth your time.  When the COVID-19 pandemic forced major shutdowns across the globe in 2020, it prompted conference coordinators and their biggest sponsors to quickly rethink how to transition into offering a broader range of virtual events to professionals who wanted to participate despite having to shelter in place. Their ability to revamp the annual or bi-annual conference experience as we used to know it gave businesses and nonprofits an even wider scope to spread their messages while also educating professionals on the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities to find better solutions for their current and future clientele.  In this discussion, members of Fast Company Executive Board explain how they currently view the latest networking platforms and their ability to elevate their business profile or brand awareness in today's marketplace. They also share nine reasons why it's still a must to attend hot ticket industry affairs—whether you're traveling to an exciting destination with all the perks of in-person business connections and going out with colleagues, or you've decided to cut back on your travel itinerary and prefer to watch the entire event from your living room couch. 

17 business lessons from self-help and personal growth development 

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This is why working on yourself outside of the workplace can improve your ability to be a better manager who is more excited about the job. What does it take to become a better leader in the work world? You could ask 20 different people, but you'd quickly realize that the answer may vary depending on who you are talking to, and what circumstances in their life have shaped who they are today—personally and professionally. Here, 17 members of Fast Company Executive Board discuss what they learned when they blocked some time to focus on self-help improvement and personal growth development opportunities. They also weigh in on what their experience was like and how they applied it at the office. By pushing themselves beyond what's typically expected, these leaders have increased their ability to operate a more efficient and successful company as they continue to inspire their direct reports to do the same.

Future-proofing your business: Five tips to be successful in 2024 and beyond


Just as the teams you manage are always advancing, your responsibility to them as a leader is that you are constantly working to improve as well.

10 ways to empower team creativity that will help a company grow

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Be willing to keep less timely ideas on your radar for future consideration. As a manager, you're responsible for leading a team that can help the company thrive. That is why it's necessary to foster a work culture where everyone's voice matters and they feel heard. If you are seeking team feedback on innovation and new ideas to move the business forward, it can be hard at times to decide which ideas have potential and which ones deserve your attention and should be tested.  Below, 10 members from Fast Company Executive Board share their best strategy for implementing their team's ideas diplomatically and in a timely manner.

Making room at the table for Gen Z


Here are six ways those in the food space can get Gen Z to sit down at the table.

Company details

Affinity Group

Company bio

From culinary support, to store-level merchandising, to sales planning and strategy, Affinity Group's experienced retail and foodservice teams can help you build Your Bridge to Success. Learn how our talented team of sales pros can help your brand today! Operating in a collaborative environment, the Affinity Group shares our strengths, expertise, and resources to benefit our clients, customers, and our organization. We are focused on the foodservice and retail fresh food channels, helping our customers and clients succeed with highly engaged leaders and tenured top sales and culinary talent in North America.


Marketing & advertising

Company size

501 - 1,000

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