EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

Marissa-Color

Q. Job Title – Associate Project Manager

Q.  Please provide a brief job description: Right hand of the Project Manager – help in all aspects of project management except client interaction.

Q. When did you join Focus Forward? March 2014

Q. What do you like best about working at Focus Forward? The people. Everyone has been open and friendly.

They encourage you to grow and answer any questions you have. They always make time for you, no matter how up to their elbows in work they are.

Q.Tell us a little about where you grew up. Are you a Philadelphia native? I am not. I’m from a small town on top of mountain appropriately named: Mountain Top. It’s above Wilkes Barre in PA.

Q.What is a unique or fun fact about yourself that most people don’t know? I’m actually a fraternal twin

Q.What are your hobbies? I enjoy reading and writing and have been writing short stories since I was 8 years old.

Q.Do you have any pets? I have three black cats that I adore, and a Jack Russell Terrier at home with my parents.

Q.What was your first car? I actually just got my first car when I moved here; it is a Black Ford Taurus.

Promotion Announcements

 

Krystina-Color

We are pleased to announce that Krystina Brindley has been promoted to Project Director in the Qualitative department.  Krystina joined Focus Forward as a recruiter in 2009. In nearly 5 years with the firm, she has held several positions including Recruiting Supervisor, Qualitative Services Associate and most recently, Project Manager. We wish Krystina continued success in her new position as Project Director.

 

 

Mark-Color

We are pleased to announce that Mark Mundy has been promoted to Director of Recruiting. Mark joined Focus Forward as a Recruiter in 2009 and was promoted to Recruiting Supervisor in 2011.  Mark has been a tremendous asset to our firm during his tenure and we know he will be very successful in his new role.

Congrats Lisa!!!

Focus Forward’s Lisa Albright married Dr. Andrew Diamond this past Saturday, May 31st at 4pm. Congrats to the happy couple; we wish you years of love and happiness…and more immediately, an amazing honeymoon!

 Check out the pictures of the beautiful couple and some of the FF crew who were there to celebrate, along with a picture of their honey bear favors, complete with honey from the father and brother of the bride’s beehives.

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Now for your CBS News

Focus Forward is spotlighted on CBS’s Money Smart! This is the first segment in a five part series. President, Liz Granahan, explains how people all over the country are signing up to get paid for their opinions!

 

http://ktla.com/2014/05/27/how-to-turn-your-opinions-into-cash/#axzz331AMtIil

 

If you’re not already signed up, start receiving paid opportunities today at www.focusforwardsignup.com

 

Announcement

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Focus Forward, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Ali Dervin to Director of Qualitative Services. Ali most recently served as a project director in Focus Forward’s qualitative department and brings with her experience in marketing and branding.

5th Annual SPCA Golf Tournament

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Focus Forward is a proud sponsor the 5th Annual SPCA of Luzerne County Golf Outing taking place today. Good luck to all the golfers!

Philly’s Race for the Cure!

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Focus Forward supported the Susan G. Komen foundation by participating in the 24th Annual Breast Cancer Walk on Mother’s day. The Philadelphia Race for the Cure has funded more than 140,000 free mammograms, provided $52.5 million in grants for local breast cancer programs and contributed $21.5 million for research. We are thrilled to be a small part of this cause. Thanks to everyone who participated! 

Employee Spotlight – Nick Dittman

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 Q.  Job Title 

Accounting Clerk

 Q.  Please provide a brief job description:

In short, I provide accounting support to/for the company, handling the daily tasks of Accounts Receivable and Payable.

 Q.  When did you join Focus Forward?

February 2012

 Q.  What do you like best about working at Focus Forward?

The sense of camaraderie.

 Q.  Tell us a little about where you grew up. Are you a Philadelphia native?

Nope. I grew up in central PA, the heart of Pennsyltucky, in a small town called Philipsburg.

Q.  What is your favorite Philadelphia area/activity?

Honestly, nothing all that unique to Philadelphia. I mainly enjoy the things that go along with being in a city such as the restaurants, bars, shops, and general hub-bub. Though I do sometimes like to be a shameless tourist; there’s just too much history not to.

Q.  Tell us about your favorite travel destination.

I’ve always wanted to go to Bruges. The city is gorgeous, with delicious food and great beer. Also, I think it would be fun to walk around with my friend, who looks kind of like a bearded Brendan Gleeson, and reenact some scenes from “In Bruges”.

Q.  What superhero do you most identify with?

Booster Gold, because I know that if I stole future tech to make myself a superhero, I would become just as ridiculous as him.

 

 

 

The 24th Annual Susan G. Komen Race

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This Mother’s Day, FOCUS FORWARD PARTICIPATES IN THE SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE: We welcome all to “Embrace the Honor and Empower the Promise” to end breast CANCER!

The festivities take place at Eakins Oval at the Philadelphia Art Museum. For the past 20 years, the Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure has been more than a simply 5K Walk and 5K Run it is a Mother’s Day tradition, with families, co-workers and best friends of all ages gathering together in the movement to fight breast cancer.

All employees, family and friends are welcome to join! For more information, email manderson@focusfwd.com.

NYC’s ARF Conference!

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Look who Focus Forward’s Business Development Manager, Matt Heckathorn, ran into while visiting NYC for the ARF RETHINK 2014 Conference? Maybe Robin Thicke needs his songs transcribed?!