New Exchange General Manager Takes the Reins at the Beale Exchange

Mary Omler, Army and Air Force Exchange Service general manager, goes over inventory with Amanda Thornsberry, AAFES executive assistant at the Base Exchange Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 13, 2012. Omler has 20 years of experience with AAFES and comes to Beale from McClellan Air Force Base, Calif., where she was the store manager for the past two years. (U.S. Photo by Senior Airman Allen Pollard)

Mary Omler, Army and Air Force Exchange Service general manager, goes over inventory with Amanda Thornsberry, AAFES executive assistant at the Base Exchange Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 13, 2012. Omler has 20 years of experience with AAFES and comes to Beale from McClellan Air Force Base, Calif., where she was the store manager for the past two years. (U.S. Photo by Senior Airman Allen Pollard)

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., -- Beale's newest resident, Mary Omler, is ready to make an impact on quality of life here as the Exchange's new General Manager.

"I'm extremely excited to be at Beale," said Omler. "Taking care of Airmen and their families is my number one priority. I will strive to ensure their needs are met every time they step foot in the Exchange."

Omler comes to Beale from McClellan, where she was Store Manager for the past two years. She has 20 years of experience with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and has served at Travis as the Military Clothing sales manager and Sales Area Manager.

"Much like our customers, I have been on the move throughout my career," said Omler "I am anxious to put best practices learned from previous assignments to use here at the Beale Exchange to provide a great shopping experience."

Making the Beale Exchange the customer's first choice helps the entire community as part of the Exchange's dual mission is to generate earnings which provide a dividend to support the Military Wealth Readiness. In 2011, Airmen exercising their benefit by dining and shopping on base generated a dividend of $462,459.

"These funds are critical to MWR programs and Services ability to enhance local programs and facilities," said Omler. "As a result, the dollars that Airmen and their families use to shop the Exchange generate a healthy return by directly improving quality of life efforts."

For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Theresa Weir , 530-788-0221 or weirt@aafes.com.