CAREERS: Where I Work - Melissa Wicinski, Account executive,BrownFlynn Communications

How long have you been working there? Six years.

How long have you been working there? Six years.

How did you end up in your job? I was working for my two bosses - Barb Brown and Margie Flynn - as an intern when they left the company to start their own business. I begged to go with them.

Describe the physical space you work in. We recently purchased a new office building, which used to be a residential home. We completely renovated the building, creating a beautiful and productive office, decorated with modern color, art, and stainless steel furniture. We can work outside in the summer. The owners recently put in a workout facility in our basement.Our clients love coming to us for meetings. I work in the "penthouse (the attic of the old house), which you can access by a spiral staircase.

Do you socialize with your colleagues outside of work? We call ourselves a professional family. We celebrate birthdays and holidays together outside of work. We all know each other's children, spouses, and pets. I played matchmaker with one of my coworkers and introduced her to her husband.

What is the best thing about working there? We specialize in positioning organizations to make a difference in the community - to do well by doing good. It feels great to be a part of an organization that lives and breathes its core values every day.

If you could change one thing about your job, what would it be? On cold winter mornings in Ohio, when the wind is whipping off of Lake Erie, I wish I could move from Cleveland to Jamaica.

What has been your most embarrassing moment working there? I get carsick if I don't ride in the front seat. While on a film shoot, I made the production crew pull the van over so I could get sick on the side of the road. It is hard to be professional when you're green at the gills!

What is the most exciting project you have worked on recently? I have the amazing opportunity to help a client promote Governor Taft's OhioReads program in Cleveland. The interaction I have with the elementary school students, principals, and corporate volunteers participating in the program is so rewarding.

What are you thinking of when you're caught daydreaming at work? My six-month-old daughter, Clara Alice.

Number of PR dept. employees: 7
Address: 5603 Wilson Mills Road, Highland Heights, OH 44143
Phone: (440) 484-0100
Web: www.brownflynn.com

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