This week we are recognizing Katie Rebella, one of our Senior Communications Executives. Katie is very poised and makes sure every project is polished to perfection. Her PR expertise and superior leadership skills make Katie a vital part of MCCI. She is a joy to work with. Read what Katie has to say about MCCI below!
What do you love about MCCI?
I love the people. We have the kind of team that you want to spend your day with. Everyone has a great sense of humor and we foster a very collaborative environment. You can ask anyone a question or for help in finding some solution and they’re more than happy to assist. Some of the best ideas come from unexpected places.
Explain your role as a part of the MCCI family.
Part of my role (a part I really like) is helping clients connect the dots. It’s about making sure that everything we do makes sense within their business from aligning business goals to supporting their internal systems. In everything that we do, we are thinking long term and I think that’s something that I personally bring to the table. I enjoy thinking about what’s around the bend and what’s coming up so that we can always be prepared.
What’s the most challenging part of your job? Most rewarding?
The most challenging part is the time constraint. I get really excited about a lot of different projects but the nature of our business requires me to prioritize. I have to decide what needs to be done first but sometimes I wish I could just do it all! It’s most rewarding when we have a big, crazy idea and we pull it off successfully. There is so much anticipation that goes into it making sure everything is correct, timely and coordinated - that we have all our bases covered - but when it’s done well you really feel as though you’ve hit the mark.
How do you spend your time outside the office?
I just had a baby, Dominic, so 99.9% of my time goes there these days. My husband and I have an Italian mastiff and we love to take him to the dog park. Our friends have dogs too so it’s fun when we can all get together. I’m also a big reader and I love non-fiction. I read all kinds of science books, and most recently read “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” which is about the history of the first stem cell line. I’m such a nerd.
Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?
I’m definitely a gatherer. I really like to assess a situation and understand it before I approach it. I like to handle tasks in a specific order and tend to be organized and methodical (if you can’t tell), so I think a gatherer fits me best.