Talent Spotlight: Manager, Executive Briefing Center

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.

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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!

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Q: What emoji describes you best?

A: Right now it’s the “Hook Em Horns” emoji- my son is a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin, so that emoji is getting a lot of use! Screen Shot 2017-01-09 at 11.45.44 AM

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!”

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