This week we are recognizing Paul Manzella, Vice President of MCCI. Paul handles/is the brains behind one of our largest clients. He is a video expert. His creativity and ability to make connections are some characteristics that make Paul invaluable to MCCI. He is always pushing the envelope and expanding MCCI’s reach! Read what Paul has to say about MCCI below!
What do you love about MCCI?
I love the family atmosphere. We all care about each other and work together towards a common goal. I think that we are all very good at giving each other that little push you need to keep going sometimes. We want to give our clients the absolute best service.
Explain your role as a part of the MCCI family.
You could say I provide comic relief… But really I have been working on the General Motors account since 2002. I am primarily handling video work but I also assist with other communications assignments when they arise.
What’s the most challenging part of your job? Most rewarding?
The most challenging part of my job is staying up to date on all developments that continuously happen at a company as large as GM. I need to be aware of changes in personnel, technology, values and messaging. With 200,000+ employees around the world, that’s a lot to keep track of. It’s most rewarding when someone responds to a communications message we are promoting. It’s amazing when someone looks at one of our campaigns, understand what it’s saying and begins to act differently as a direct result of the message we assembled.
How do you spend your time outside the office?
I spend a lot of time with my family. My two adult daughters now both live in Boston, so I don’t see them as much as I would like… But my wife of 38 years (Mary Lynn – a fellow MCCI team member), and our golden retriever, make my home life a nice refuge from the hectic happenings of my job.
If you could high five one person, living or not, who would it be?
Martin Luther King Jr.