We love each other. No really, we do. We think you should love us, too. Today we are continuing our series that lets you get to know our Army of Awesome. Meet our newest Account Manager, Colleen McNally, and Digital Marketing Manager, Savannah Chamblee.
Meet Colleen McNally
1. HOW WAS YOUR FIRST DAY OF WORK AT ARPR?
Very inspiring! I was greeted warmly at my desk with a new laptop and fun ARPR swag, a sunny view of Atlanta’s skyline, a big binder full of tricks of the trade and a packed itinerary of Rookie School sessions. I left the office feeling humble, smart and hungry for more.
2. WHAT IS ONE THING YOU DO EVERYDAY THAT YOU WISH WAS AUTOMATED?
I’m still waiting for a computer in my closet like Cher’s in the movie “Clueless” that would choose my outfit every morning. Better yet, a robot that could do laundry would be pretty rad.
3. WHO OR WHERE WOULD YOU HAUNT IF YOU WERE A GHOST?
Great question. I would happily spend eternity in historic Savannah, GA or Charleston, S.C. They are some of my favorite places for a weekend getaway — full of beautiful homes and lowcountry sunsets — but also are pretty spooky places, so odds are good that I could make some ghost friends.
4. WHAT ARE THREE THINGS STILL LEFT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?
Like some of my fellow comrades in the Army of Awesome, writing a book — or maybe two — is definitely on the list. I also would love to learn to surf. And last, but far from least, I want to be a mom.
5. WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
I was born in metro Washington, D.C., but my family moved to metro Atlanta when I was in elementary school and I’ve called Georgia “home” ever since. None of our family was from the South, but now it’s hard to imagine living anywhere else! My family moved here just after Atlanta hosted the Olympics, and the city has changed so much over the past 25 years — and continues to evolve. I love how there’s always something new to see, do and learn.
Meet Savannah Chamblee
1. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST NONWORK-RELATED ACHIEVEMENT?
I am actually a “professional singer,” which simply means people pay me to do it. I went through 7 years of vocal training and became a lead cantor in the Catholic Church. From there I have sung numerous weddings, funerals and other ceremonies and really enjoy it!
2. WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO KARAOKE SONG?
My ARPR peers know this from experience from our Mid-Year Retreat: Hands down “Without Me” by Eminem. If my fiancé is involved, then “Fat Lip” by Sum 41.
3. WHICH TWO CELEBRITIES (DEAD OR ALIVE) WOULD YOU LIKE TO SIT IN BETWEEN ON A 10-HOUR FLIGHT?
JonBenét Ramsey and Hugh Jackman. I have so many questions for both of them.
4. DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN THREE WORDS.
Empathetic, open-minded, outgoing.
5. FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE TECH INDUSTRY?
I know it’s cliché, but I love how the tech industry is ever-evolving and constantly on the verge of innovation. As someone who is new to the industry, I appreciate the intentional approach to marketing.