Monica Massana

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Name: Monica R. Massana

Title: Marketing Manager

Firm: Cherokee Enterprises, Inc.

SMPS Chapter: South Florida

Number of years in the A/E/C industry: 8 years.

Why did you join SMPS? I joined SMPS in 2009, just 2 years after coming on board at Cherokee. I joined SMPS to connect with my peers in the industry. It was important that I start to create relationships that would allow me to share ideas, ask for advice, and most importantly grow my network.

What is the most important thing youโ€™ve gained from joining SMPS?
I would say the abundant amount of resources available on the mysmps site. From the webinars, member directory and chapter events, SMPS really offers a wealth of marketing and business development knowledge to its members.

How did you get into the A/E/C industry?ย 
I did not intentionally decide I would pursue a career in the A/E/C industry. I was actually working for a university and had recently graduated, so I did what any new graduate would do and sent my resume to every company out there. Eight years later, and here I am. I love my job and the industry; best move ever!

What excites you about your work and the contribution you make?
I love being a part of a team that does good and honest work. It's also exciting to have some responsibility in bringing in new work for the firm, it's what I love the most about my job.

What is one thing that might surprise people to know about you?
During college I wrote a series of short stories, hoping one day I'd be published. I still have hope!

If you could learn anything what would it be?
I would like to learn to speak several languages fluently. I could travel to any country, work anywhere and have zero language barriers.

What is the last book (or newspaper, magazine) you read?
I read news articles daily from all sorts of outlets, but the very last book I read was "Lean In," by Sheryl Sandberg.

What is your favorite book or movie and why?
My favorite book has to be "To Kill a Mockingbird." I love this book because it is told by a child's perspective and how their innocence clouds most heavy subjects. The book does an amazing job of allowing the reader to remember what it's like to be a child again.

When you were little, who was your favorite superhero and why?
Probably Inspector Gadget, must've been those go-go gadget arms!

How do you enjoy your free time?
I enjoy my free time with my 18 month old son by either visiting museums or other kid-friendly events.

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