July 1 marks my 25th anniversary at HMA Public Relations. I wanted to write something profound to mark the occasion. Should I write about the wonderful clients I’ve had the pleasure of working with over the past 25 years? Or would it better to talk about and acknowledge the incredibly talented individuals that have been a part of the HMA team? I could reflect on all the changes that have happened in our industry since I started here. Or perhaps it would be better to talk about all that has stayed the same.
I think the simplest (and perhaps most profound) way to mark the occasion is to just say thank you.
Thank you to Scott. For bringing me onto your team as a freelancer all those years ago and for that well-timed phone call on Memorial Day 1993 extending the offer to join the agency on a full-time basis.
Thank you to all the clients – past and present – that have placed their trust with us to develop and implement important communications initiatives on your behalf.
Thank you to the HMAers who have been a part of the team over the years. Your creativity, professionalism and commitment are to be commended.
Thank you to the many partners who have been part of our success.
And thank you to my family and friends who have travelled this journey with me.
Twenty-five years is a long time and I couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you.