Associate Spotlight: Marianne Johnson

Marianne JohnsonYou’d be hard-pressed to find an administrative assistant with more cheer and a better attitude than our very own, Marianne Johnson (or “Mer” as we call her). Marianne’s knowledge of all things office-related helps keep VistaComm associates organized and informed. With a cornucopia of skills, Marianne keeps our supplies stocked, documents ordered, and she even lends a vigilant eye to newsletter editing. Marianne’s tireless efforts make every associate’s day run smoothly and efficiently, which ultimately helps us to better serve our clients.

How long have you been with VistaComm?
Over 14 years.

What is a typical day like for you working at VistaComm?
As an administrative assistant and receptionist, my main purpose is to help and encourage others. I make sure visitors feel welcome and associates have what they need to function efficiently and comfortably. I help build relationships with our associates, restaurant staff and customers, as well as prospective franchisees. The rest of my time is spent assisting others with their tasks and special projects.

What profession, other than your own, would you like to try?
A Microsoft Office software trainer and in-house help desk technician at a large corporation.

What’s the most interesting place you’ve ever visited?
I’ve visited many, many interesting places across the country in my life. But I think the most interesting would be to travel the back roads of America, stopping at the local cafés, ordering pie, and visiting with the people.

If you were a superhero, what would your powers be?
I’d be Flash and get everything done with super speed!

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
I’ve received good advice all through my life. Here are a few:
As a young mom: Love your child (or anyone, for that matter) warts and all.
As a perfectionist: Know when good enough is good enough.
As a person wanting to improve: If you want to change something, something has to change.

What is your proudest VistaComm moment?
When the associates finally laugh at the jokes I tell at our monthly birthday celebrations!