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Updated: August 5, 2019 / 2019 40 Under Forty Awards Honorees

Amanda K. Stanton

Photo | J. Fiereck Photography Amanda K. Stanton


Chief Operating Officer, Stanton Equipment Inc.

Age: 29

No. of years with current company: 5

Town where I live: Glastonbury

Town where I work: East Windsor

College: Bryant University

Highest degree: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration

Who is your favorite superhero? Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Amanda Stanton is a second-generation leader of Stanton Equipment, a John Deere dealership with three locations in Connecticut. She has emphasized the company’s focus on today’s equipment and yesterday’s values. In 2015, Stanton developed new marketing, advertising, and social-media strategies resulting in record sales and business growth.

What’s been your biggest professional accomplishment so far in your career?

Developed a business plan and presented effectively to John Deere corporate, resulting in the acquisition of a new lawn-and-garden location for Stanton Equipment.

How are you involved in the community?

I co-chair the Outing for Scouting, a golf tournament that has raised over $300,000 for the Connecticut Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts of America. I coordinate equipment donations across the state for use at fairs and charitable events promoting agriculture in the state of Connecticut. I also donate time and expertise to career fairs to raise awareness for technical schools and careers.

What do you like to do outside of work?

You can often spot me at a Yard Goats game with friends and family. I also take my rescue pup Bleu for many adventures to the beach.

Four reasons why you deserve to be a 40 Under Forty:

• Ability to listen to customers needs and make honest, knowledgeable recommendations about product lines that has resulted in high customer satisfaction, countless referrals, and repeat business.

• Successfully developed a new marketing strategy for Stanton Equipment.

• Increased personnel by 200 percent since 2015.

• Serve as a role model for cultivating women’s leadership in agribusiness, a traditionally male-dominated industry.

Fun Fact

I have been golfing for as long as I can remember, and am still waiting for the day that I can beat my dad.

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