Sawyer Howitt is one of many millennials who has taken his expertise and turned it into or applied it to a business. At the age of 17, he has been made a project manager at the Meriwether Group in Portland, which is a business development service. Sawyer possesses a keen sense of customer service operations and how they can interact with different company brands. With the Meriwether Group, Sawyer is exploring ways for businesses to adapt to ever-evolving technologies. The Group was founded by Sawyer’s father, David Howitt in 2004.
At 17, Sawyer is already very business-savvy and involved in some major philanthropic causes. These causes include fighting for women’s rights, running mentoring programs for youth, and leading an international studies group. During his spare time, he likes to fish, root for the Portland Trailblazers, and play racquetball.
Sawyer plans to attend the University of California Berkley to further his career as an entrepreneur. He plans to major in Entrepreneurial Finance. At Meriwether, he is learning from both his father and other executives at the company.
Before going to work for his father’s company, Sawyer worked in customer service at the KURE Juice Bar for three months in 2015. He then worked as a business strategy analyst for the innovative technology redesign in brick-and-mortar retail business, RFID Checkout for almost a year. He has been the project manager for Meriwhether for about six months as of July 2017.
Sawyer may not be a college student quite yet. However, his case proves that it is possible to start a career at a young age. He is also an example of what it truly means to be a leader at a young age as well.
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