Habits: Renee Wilson, MD, president, Northeast region, MS&LGroup

Renee Wilson, MD, president, Northeast region for MS&L talks about her daily routine and reflects on her career.

Morning ritual
I wake up every day at 5:30am, scan my BlackBerry, and get my almost 3-year-old ready for her day. Once she's all set, I hop a train, read e-mail that arrives overnight from Europe and Asia, and get to the office by 8am.

Required reading
PRWeek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Working Mother, Vanity Fair, and The Huffington Post. I also subscribe to the following on Twitter: TechCrunch, ForbesWoman, ExecutiveMoms, and CharleneLi, among others.

Proudest career achievement
Not resting on my laurels; I believe this is yet to come.

Most regrettable career moment
Having not done an ex-pat assignment in China before I started a family. I was fortunate to spend four years in Europe working on panEuropean campaigns, but today it is all about China.

Best career advice you've ever given
Adopt a mindset of life-long learning. It's up to you to take the responsibility to keep educating yourself everyday.

Favorite city to travel to for business
London. It's my second home with friends, family, and colleagues. I love the sophistication and ceremonial nature of working there.

First PR job
Working as an intern at an international agency in the travel department on the Cunard account. I spent many memorable moments on the QE2.

Most distinct aspect of your personal office
My daughter Olivia's artwork and the very first picture I hung in my first office of a traditional newsstand with some classic publications that are out of print. It reminds me how much the business is changing.

Person to call in a crisis
David, my husband, as he is the epitome of grace under pressure with a brilliant marketing mind. I've witnessed him handle several amazing situations in his business and I learn from it every time.

Mentor
Throughout the years, I've worked with some incredible women, such as MaryLee Sachs and Louise Pollock. I also read a ton of business books and interviews by working moms, such as Meg Whitman, Sheryl Sandberg, and Suzy Welch, to learn new ways to juggle it all.

Ideal job, if not in PR
Maybe I've watched too many James Bond films, but I'd love the chance to be a CIA agent, for the challenge, travel, and duty.

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