Kevin Stephany -Vendor Relations * Scheduling * Event / Seminar Planning * Public Relations * Marketing * Training
Mary consistently displays the qualities of leadership that make her an exceptional candidate for a position dedicated to evangelism. In working with her, Mary has always exhibited outstanding organizational skills, superior planning capabilities, and a passionate commitment to Catholic values. I first met Mary when she initiated the idea for a job search seminar for the parishioners of the Diocese of Trenton. She actively sought out and found people from her own parish (Sacred Heart) to serve as coordinators. She used her extraordinary interpersonal skills to persuade my father, a retired Human Resource Professional with 35 years experience; and me, someone with several years experience with a world wide organization devoted to training, public speaking and leadership development, to run the seminar as a public service. Mary’s professional and tactful social skills as well as her enthusiasm for serving the parish community were major reasons why we agreed. Mary ensured that we were always very well prepared to present our job search seminar. Mary consistently got us the materials we needed well ahead of time. She responded to all of our requests quickly and proficiently. Absolutely no details were left to chance. Mary’s energetic commitment to Catholic values is exemplary. She made sure that we opened and concluded every session of our seminar with a prayer and an expression of gratitude to the Catholic facility that hosted the event. Inspired by Mary’s conviction, we even worked a quote by St. Augustine—a man not often cited by HR professionals-- into our seminar to help instill that devotion into the class. Mary truly understands that leadership is a full time job that knows no hours. When our seminars were over, she even went out of her way on her own time to stop by our house with some food she personally made for my father and me. We both sincerely appreciated this unexpected gesture on Mary’s part. I recommend Mary for a leadership position dedicated to evangelism without reservation.