This week we recognize Mark Lane, one of our newest senior communications executives. Mark has a team player attitude and makes sure that all client needs are met. He works with a variety of clients in several different industries. Mark has an infectious, positive mindset and is a great addition to the Marcom team. Read what Mark has to say about MCCI below!
What do you love about MCCI?
I really love the family atmosphere that we have here. Coming into a new job can be quite stressful and overwhelming, but the staff at MCCI made me feel welcome and a part of the team right off the bat. You’ve got to love the perks of having a popcorn maker!
Explain your role as part of the MCCI family.
I am a senior communications executive here at MCCI and responsible for the day-to-day management of several accounts. My account list ranges from nonprofit organizations to a Fortune 500 company.
What’s the most challenging part of your job?
Not freezing! We have a wonderful refrigeration (air conditioning) system that keeps us all a bit chilly, even during these warm summer months. Seriously, since I’ve only been here a few weeks it is making sure that I know the correct names of client contacts.
When a client is enthusiastic about your thoughts and ideas, and insists on including you in on all strategic discussions.
How do you spend your time outside the office?
I love hanging out with my family. Either playing softball and baseball with my two kids, Mackenzie (13) and Levi (11), or taking them to see Marvel movies. I currently coach Catholic Youth Association (CYO) and recreation baseball and was elected director of baseball for the Grosse Ile Youth Recreation Association. Brewing beer has become a new hobby and I enjoy taking walks with my wife, Theresa, and our dog, Cocoa.
Can you play any instruments?
I play saxophone and sing. I’ve been playing professionally since I was 18 from jazz to rock & roll. I toured Europe playing in the Montreux Jazz Festival and was hired as a cruise ship entertainer that sailed in the Bahamas (not the Love Boat). I also sang the national anthem for the Detroit Pistons, and recently performed and recorded original music with the group Motor Honey.