Director, Strategic Marketing
Hero: Muhammad Ali
One of the bravest, most talented, revolutionary figures of the second half of the 20th century. A gift to the world. The best boxer ever. Nuff said.
Manager, Print Services
Hero: Adrian Gonzalez
My hero for a good while has been the first baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He’s had a direct impact on my son’s life as a professional who never loses his cool and plays the game hard while having fun. He is one of the guys my son and I talk about often and his humbleness and passion are positive role models for a 12 year old kid who loves baseball.
Senior Account Executive
Hero: Nelson Mandela
My hero is the man most known for fighting for, serving 27 years in prison for, and finally negotiating the end of apartheid in South Africa. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. And this: “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” I admire Nelson Mandela for his courage, tenacity and peace-making. He was a living example of patience, love and tolerance.
Director, Marketing + Digital
Hero: Christa McAuliffe
She was so ordinary, this humble teacher from tiny Concord, New Hampshire. And yet she did the extraordinary, not just dreaming of the stars but actually striving to reach them. The tragedy of her death only underscores in my mind that achieving great things requires great risk and, sometimes, great sacrifice.
Senior Account Executive
Hero: Albert Einstein
To me, Albert Einstein is a true science hero, not only because of his genius and physics theories, but also because of his philosophy and compassion for the universe and its creatures. Einstein’s groundbreaking work in physics made possible virtually every technology as we know it today, from the space shuttle to the Internet we are using right now.
Director, Data + Pre-Media Services
Hero: Betty Squire
I know it’s an obvious choice. But my life experiences, knowledge and core values were shaped by my mom. Growing up in a single parent home (my father passed away when I was young) wasn’t always easy. But my mom was strong, devoted and loving. She overcame a life full of challenges and continues to live with the same drive and vision she always has. Mom, thanks for the lessons, support and love that no one else could have provided.
Hero: Jerry West
On and off the court, Jerry is both a leader and a winner. I’ve always admired his tenacity, perfectionism and confidence. A man doesn’t get called “Mr. Clutch” without good reason. Execution is a discipline and Jerry West exemplifies how true excellence comes from such dedication and effort.
Director, Client Solutions
Hero: Sandy Koufax
Sandy was a brilliant pitcher who won four World Series Championships during his all-too-brief Dodgers’ career. Hitting against him was like “eating soup with a fork,” Pirates slugger Willie Stargell said. But mostly I’ll remember that he carried himself with such class, even in his utter determination to win. He was a great pitcher and even a better man in my eyes.
Director, Production Services
Hero: Ronald Reagan
President Reagan understood the importance of leadership, forging a vision for the future without backing down in the face of public opinion. Even as the leader of the “Free World” he never lost sight of his own humanity. He is an example of what one man can accomplish, from a “B” grade actor to the most powerful leader on earth, while still understanding his own humble position as an individual piece in a large puzzle.