Today is my Sweet 16. Sixteen years ago I joined HMA Public Relations (then known as Hanson, Moser & Associates) as an account executive. And what a phenomenal 16 years. In addition to the personal accomplishments (promoted to vice president/general manager and finishing my master’s degree in mass communications) I have been a part of some amazing projects during my time here.
We played a critical role in communicating the voices of the tribal governments in Arizona when they were negotiating for the right to game on sovereign land.
When Tempe played host to Arizona’s first Super Bowl, we were on hand to share with the world all that the city and our state had to offer. Even got the then-mayor, Neil Giuliano, an interview with the Today Show.
We have had the distinct pleasure of working with some very smart and energetic entrepreneurs who were risk-takers.
We have many long-standing corporate and government clients, some that have been with the firm for more than a decade. Their continued trust in us makes us very proud.
Our non-profit clients are some of the best of the best in what they do. Whether that is preventing our kids from using drugs, advocating on behalf of people with disabilities or providing a safe place for kids, our communications efforts have helped them raise awareness and the much-needed funding to keep on doing what they do.
And the people I get to work with everyday. Scott Hanson and I have known each other for more than 20 years – as friends and then as business partners. You could not ask for a better person to work with.
And to the former HMA’ers, thank you for what you brought to the company.
I can’t think of a better place to have spent the past 16 years and here’s looking ahead to more of the same.