Five years ago, Molli Megasko was promoted from intern to account coordinator at Arment Dietrich. She was fresh out of Western Michigan University and she competed with her peers for a full-time job. And she won.
Today she leads four client accounts, manages expectations, and drives results. She does this all from New York City, where she moved with her then boyfriend two years ago (she married him three weeks ago).
I’ll never forget the day she walked into my office, closed the door, and sat down. I thought, “Oh no. She’s quitting.” She was shaking she was so nervous. I was convinced I was right.
Instead she said Adam had taken a job in Manhattan and she wanted to go with him. But she didn’t want to leave the agency.
She’d been there the longest, through thick and thin, and I didn’t want to tell her no. We had never had a remote employee. No one really knew what to expect. But I knew if anyone could make it work, it would be her.
And make it work she has. She’s even opened the door for other remote employees; some part-time and others full-time.
Because she’s made it work so well, she continues to be given more and more responsibility. Clients call her mini Gini, which I think is a compliment (it is, isn’t it??).
When some of my friends, including Justin Goldsborough, Heather Whaling, Marcus Sheridan, John Falchetto, and Danny Brown met her in May at BlogWorld, a few of them pulled me aside and said how nice it was to see such a good relationship between two colleagues.
I’ve watched Molli grow from a street smart young lady from Detroit to a full-blown professional woman. When you own a business, it’s difficult not to get emotionally involved with employees. I work really hard at not doing it, but Molli will always hold a special place in my heart.
We’ve been in business for six years so she’s been here for the majority of it. And that is why she is today’s #FollowFriday.
She doesn’t spend much time on Twitter, but she is the face behind the building on our Facebook wall. In fact, if you want to know what it’s really like to work here, I’d be willing to bet she’ll be happy to let you in on some secrets.
Some of you already interact with her. For those of you who don’t, I encourage you to get to know her. She’s smart, she’s hilarious, she always knows about the best new music, and she’s the queen of reality TV trivia. Get to know her. YWRI.