Faces in business: Caryn Hodge

Title: Marketing director

Company: Chiles Restaurant Group, 101 Pine Ave., Anna Maria

What was the best business advice you ever received?

Concentrate on building great relationships, always treat people with respect as you never know when a partnership might be beneficial and when you don't know something, seek out the people who do.

If you could choose another profession, what would it be?

I would be an event planner for dogs in animal shelters and rescues.

What is the biggest risk you've taken in your career?

With a degree in marketing education moving here to live with my grandparents and working my way from restaurant server to jump into volunteering on marketing projects for Taste of Manatee and for Mar Vista. I took risks and ended up at the Chiles Group as the marketing director.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you start?

I haven't seen much of the United States and would visit all the national parks, Alaska, then to Sardinia, Italy, where I'd live.