Marcy Harold, Mission Federal Credit Union
What was the best advice you ever received in your career?
“When presenting a problem or challenge always provide a potential solution”. My first Facilities mentor taught me that and I have used it almost daily. He was adamant about being a problem solver not a problem starter. It was great training to become a strategic thinker.
What has been the greatest challenge you’ve experienced in your career?
Working for a company that could not sustain the economic downturn was extremely hard; Decommissioning properties, deferring maintenance and ultimately being laid off. Although I learned a lot, it was not an easy road.
What is your biggest pet peeve at your job?
Not having a Starbucks inside my office?? Although I am really lucky and I thoroughly enjoy my job it would be ok with me if there was a permanent ban cooking broccoli or fish inside the workplace.
What is your favorite after hours hobby and why?
I am an avid scuba diver, there is no better way to experience the ocean. Scuba diving has lead me to some fantastic places in the world, tiny little islands in the middle of the ocean like Truuk to the rich cultures of Indonesia. I am always looking for a new dive spot to explore.
If you were to sum yourself up in one word, what would it be?
How many people does your business employ?
How long have you lived in SD? If not a native where did you live before and and what brought you to this city?
I was born and raised in North County, San Diego. After living in LA, Tucson, Denver, Cozumel for brief stints I was pulled back to this wonderful city. It’s hard to remember why I ever left.
Are there any specific fields of work that you would like to see join IFMA that we don’t have members in now?
I would like to see more financial institutions represented from the professional side and smaller trades i.e handyman, locksmiths, door repair, electricians on the partner side.