If you want to know what makes the corporate events world go round, her name is Mary and she’s in Fort Worth, Texas.
Q: What was the first job you ever had?
A: I was a tour guide at South fork Ranch- back in the day when “Dallas” was a big hit!!!!
Q: How did you become interested in the production industry?
A: I have a unique role and I am not directly in production, but in the corporate events world. I always say I “lucked in” to my job. I began my career working at Ross Perot’s IT company, EDS. I began as a meeting planner (way before meeting planning was anything, much less a college major) in their Executive Briefing Center (EBC) in the Dallas Headquarters building. I moved into a global corporate events role, also at EDS, where I spent 20 years planning corporate level events and meetings all over the world, very often for high profile guests. I have now gone back into an EBC-type environment managing Alcon’s training and education center in Fort Worth for their customers- doctors and retailers. I absolutely love my job and have been blessed with a fun career.
Q: What is the professional accomplishment you are most proud of?
A: One year at EDS I had to plan and execute 2 incentive events back to back (5 days apart) in 2 very different locations- Palm Springs and Hawaii- Approx. 800 attendees at EACH event. It was incredibly stressful, but proud to say both events were flawlessly delivered, and I survived!
Q: What is the best thing about working for TeamPeople?
A: The number of people I get to work with from different backgrounds and parts of the country. I’ve been very impressed with the people and the complexity of managing so many employees at multiple sites.
Q: What is the personal accomplishment you are most proud of?
A: I would have to say my family- and being able to balance family and work- and I’m still happy!
Q: What emoji describes you best?
Q: Name one thing about you that not too many people know.
A: I am a proud 6th generation Texan!
Q: What is your favorite workplace saying?
A: “We appreciate you!”