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New Member Spotlight – Gwendolyn M. Yockey

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By: MPI Ohio | Dec 23, 2019

Gwendolyn M. Yockey 
Bowling Green Ohio CVB...


Who are the most important people in your life?  My grandparents. They’ve truly been the ones to teach me the most important things about responsibility and dedication. They’ve done so much over the years for their community and it has really inspired me to get as involved as I can with my own.

Who do you work for and what is your role? I currently hold several positions, so where to start? I’m an Intern this semester for the Bowling Green Ohio CVB working with their marketing team. I also work as a Student Supervisor for the Brown Popular Culture Library (it’s my third year in this position) and I supervise the other student staff as they complete their assigned projects with the floor materials as well as supervise the Sustainable Green Office certificate program for the BPCL. I am a Library Ambassador too where I work to connect not only the students & Alumni of my University but also the general community with resources and events held and provided by the University Libraries. Lastly, I currently serve as a Student representative on two committees within my university The Friends of the Library & The Dean’s Director Search Committee. 

What is the best thing about your job? Getting to know the in depth information about the collections we hold and handle and creating relationships with the patrons that routinely use our materials. I find the history of marketing trends fascinating and both my position as an Intern at the CVB and as a Student Supervisor at BPCL have already taught me so much about this vast subject.

What are the 3 most important skills you use at work? Time Management is a big one, as there are always multiple projects going on at the same time. Another is adaptability, you never know who is going to walk in so you yourself have to be somewhat of an amateur expert on many subjects in order to best assist in their research endeavors. And thirdly just being open-minded and sociable, I think its extremely important to have all of these qualities no matter what position you hold.

What one piece of advice would you give to someone beginning their career in the Meeting Industry?  Don’t let the fear of the unknown hold you back and be open to talking with other more experienced members in the industry as they can give you priceless advice that may just help you succeed and overcome an obstacle that is holding you back.

What super-power would you love to have to help you do your job better? I would love to be able to influence the flow of time, (slow it down/speed it up and invent time travel), I can just imagine how much more I could get done in a day and the saying “stop time and live in the moment” would become quite literal. I’d also really just love to experience the events and histories of the past.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gwendolyn-yockey-852465167/

As a new member, we want to make sure you get the most out of your membership and feel welcomed into our community of meeting professionals. It is our mission to provide innovative and relevant education & networking opportunities as well as business exchanges. From time to time we like to highlight our new members to help introduce them into our member network.

 

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