What is your role/job title at MRI?
I work as a member of the House Account Management team as an Account Manager level II.
What do you do?
As an Account Manager my primary role is to work closely with our clients to fulfill their vision for each and every promotion. I work very closely with suppliers and other vendors to coordinate production timing and ensure that every gaming product we put into market is of the best possible quality and meets our company standard for excellence. My main goal for every project that I work on is to provide satisfactory service and do all I can to contribute to every promotion’s success
What is your biggest accomplishment working at MRI?
My biggest accomplishment at MRI so far has been working on the Pepsi Iconic Summer 2014 promotion. This promotion was one of the largest Pepsi promotions ever produced with over 1,000,000,000 codes entering the market during the summer of 2014. This project was a welcome challenge for me and I gained so much experience that has helped to serve me on my journey tackling other projects.
What do you love about your position/the industry that you are in?
I love working as an Account Manager because every project brings something new and exciting to the table. I love starting off a project with the most basic information and watching it grow all the while becoming an expert on it. This gives me huge sense of growth and accomplishment upon every project’s completion.
Describe the company culture at MRI.
The company culture at MRI is one of hard-working, fun and motivated people. Everyone is eager to lend a hand and you can always go to someone outside of your immediate department for help or support. Everyone wants to do the best possible job they can and help others in the process to reach their full potential as well. There is a sense that the happiness and well-being of others is a top priority for everyone in the company.
What is your educational background/training?
I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Advertising from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
What do you enjoy to do outside of work? What are your hobbies/interests?
I enjoy staying active and healthy in my daily life, whether I’m playing sports, working out or attempting to eat healthy. Currently I’m trying to improve my cooking skills and musical talents. No, not at the same time, that would be ridiculous.
What makes you unique?
I like to think that I am pretty creative. I like thinking outside the box and challenging how things are done. I am always looking for ways to push the envelope and try new things.
If you could have coffee with one person, past or present, who would it be?
If I could grab a Frappuccino with anyone past or present, Abraham Lincoln would be my first choice. He is one of the most influential American presidents this country has ever had, but I wouldn’t waste his time with questions about leadership, and his political genius. Instead I would talk for hours about how boring theatre productions are and why you shouldn’t trust stage actors. A close second would be Benjamin Franklin. Seriously, who flies a kite in a thunderstorm?
If you could be any animal, what would you be?
What are you talking about? You mean if I wasn’t a Sea Lion?