Member Spotlight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BETHANY MCRAE

What is your favorite placement?

My favorite dual placement was severing as the Email Coordinator and Website Admin. Those two placements went hand and hand, usually when an event was added to the website it would need to be featured in News & Notes. Also, it allowed me to use my degree and improve my email marketing skills.

Why did you get involved in the JLM?

One of my first friends in Memphis, Cristina Jabbour, is involved with JLM and she brought me to a few events and I knew I wanted to get involved. At the time I was new to Memphis and I wanted to find a mentor, meet friends outside of work and become involved in the Memphis community. 

What have you learned from being a member of the JLM?

I have learned to be a better listener and empathy towards others. I have gained confidence speaking in front of a group and organization skills.

What advice do you have for other members about choosing a meaningful placement?

A meaningful placement will be different for everyone, but FIRST ask yourself does this placement fit your life schedule. If you know you’re getting married, taking on more responsibilities at work/church/family then the most meaningful thing you can do is take something that isn’t a large time commitment. To me, a meaningful placement is something that gets you EXCITED to volunteer. The placement adds value to your life either personally or professionally by adding that skill to your resume. 

What’s been your favorite GMM location and/or speaker?

My favorite GMM location has been The Levitt Shell. It was such a fun way to kick off the year. Our Affinity Group 38Wine04, would bring snacks, wine and our pop up chairs. Plug for my favorite speaker will always be Sally Pace (mentor and my Provisional Advisor).

What is your occupation?

 Email Marketing Consultant at ServiceMaster. 

Who has inspired you in your career/field?

My former manager at ALSAC, Richard Grissom. He made me cry, he expected excellence, and he challenged me to become a better communicator. He once wrote on a post-it “Where does the devil live?”… well the devil lives in the details! Which I live by today at work and at home, having tunnel vision will lead you to forget important details or not explain yourself clearly.

What is your favorite Memphis restaurant?

This is a VERY hard question! Instead of the white table cloth route, I am going to go with a restaurant that makes you feel like you are part of the family and that is Bardog Tavern. Sure you can get a great happy hour cocktail, but the Island Club is where it’s at. Not to mention their menu during Downtown Dining Week is superb. Go to Bardog and ask Joe the bartender to make you a Peach Tea Ice Pick

Who’s your favorite sports team?

The University of Florida (GO GATORS!)

What is your favorite quote?

“Sometimes you just have to put on lip gloss and pretend to be psyched” – Mindy Kaling

What is the last book you read and would recommend?

The honest answer, I can’t even remember the last book I read. My favorite Podcasts right now are: Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations, NANCY and NPR’s How I Built This.