This week we are recognizing Lisa Hubbs, our Executive Assistant. Lisa is reliable, patient and she puts MCCI’s best foot forward at all times. She knows MCCI inside and out and is loyal through and through. Without Lisa, MCCI would fall apart at the seams. Her attention to detail, excellent organization and absolute professionalism keeps this office running day in and day out. Read what Lisa has to say about MCCI below!
What do you love about MCCI?
The people I work with are absolutely fabulous. I’ve been a part of MCCI since Mort Crim opened the company in 1993. The management here is top notch and are truly the nicest people I’ve ever worked for. They really care about their employees, every single one of them. MCCI has created such a great environment to work in; it’s so comfortable, we are like a family here. Our new office is also phenomenal - it’s such a treat to be working in Detroit and I’m looking forward to a lot of great things to come for the city.
Explain your role as a part of the MCCI family.
My main role is to provide support to our President and CEO, Terry Oprea, but I’m also here to support the entire staff in any way I can... From scheduling appointments, corresponding with clients and making travel arrangements… I try my best to make sure the office is running smoothly. Every day is a new experience and I always look forward to a new challenge.
What’s the most challenging part of your job? Most rewarding?
I’ve been in this position quite a while so I’m capable of handling any challenge that comes MCCI’s way. However, sometimes an unexpected task will arise and it can get overwhelming but at the end of the day it can also be very rewarding. The most rewarding part of being at MCCI (aside from how cool it was to see the new Batman movie being filmed on the streets just below us) is spending time with such great people. The staff really cares about MCCI – that’s what makes us successful.
How do you spend your time outside the office?
About six months out of the year I spend most of my weekends at a seasonal campground on Little Portage Lake in Grass Lake where our camper is permanently parked. I refer to it as “glorified” camping - complete with a pontoon, golf cart and even cable TV. I enjoy getting together with my family and friends; several are (alum) hockey moms (two of my sons played ice hockey from ages five to 20). We will meet up for dinner, go to the movies or just hang out. They’ve been extremely supportive to me since losing my husband of 31 years to cancer two years ago. I also love to play with our beautiful Siberian husky, Maizey Blue (we’re University of Michigan fans if you couldn’t tell; and next May I hope to have a third child graduate from UofM).
What was the weirdest day you’ve ever experienced in the office?
This summer the fire alarm went off and we all had to evacuate the building! It wasn’t a drill! They were doing some construction on a different floor of the building and they clipped a fire alarm wire. It was actually a pretty funny experience and we all went to breakfast until getting the ‘all clear’ to return.