My husband and business partner, John Masiello, joined PDA in 1991. When we incorporated our business in 1995, I started attending meetings of the New England Chapter as a sponsor. Eventually, I became an official member of the chapter.
I developed the sponsorship program which gave sponsors advance notice of events and made the meetings profitable. I also created the “metallic sponsor” program for sponsors to make contributions to the scholarship fund. As a member of the chapter’s Scholarship Committee, I am proud to say the chapter has awarded deserving students $18,000 in scholarships the last two years.
Get involved and share your talents! You will meet new friends, learn more about your industry and develop a sense of accomplishment as part of a team that produces valuable information and creates opportunities for fellow members at different stages of their careers.
I am not sure how “hidden” my talents are, but persistence and tenacity are my strong traits. I remember my brother learning to read and I was sure I could do anything he could, so at age four I learned to read. I learned to ride a bike as he was learning. And I changed a flat tire on our family car because I watched a video in driver education class.
I am sure mountains were meant for me to move.
I stopped drinking soda in 2006 and I stopped eating chocolate in 2007.