Monday Mentor Minutes- Richard Stankiewicz

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Spartan Richard Stankiewicz discusses both his role as an IT executive and how he has seen the field change over time.

Richard is currently working as a Senior Manager for the State of Michigan with an IT focus, spending a lot of his time conversing about IT projects with customers both at the executive and business level. More specifically, he is representing three state agencies on the implementation of the new statewide financial system, along with working on two other large projects.

When Richard began his career, after receiving a computer science degree from Saginaw Valley State, he says the IT field did not exist. Professionals in the IT field were required to jump in and find solutions, unlike today where people have specific roles and responsibilities. Additionally, he mentions how the field has become more accessible through the internet and use of mobile devices as well as through specialized University programs. Richard also received a degree in Parks and Administration from Michigan State and is working towards earning an MBA from Texas State University.

For those of you who are thinking about going into the I.T. field, Richard offers some great advice you may not have already thought about. For example, before entering the field, individuals should know what sector of business they want to be in, with options ranging from healthcare to business management. He also says in order to be successful in IT, professionals require flexibility and communication skills. Most importantly though, Richard says it is imperative to find a mentor early and utilize him/her often so as to offer sound guidance and advice.

Contact Richard-

Email: StankiewiczR@michigan.gov

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Monday Mentor Minutes-Shane Shirley

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Spartan Shane Shirley discusses her specialties in media, communication, and marketing.

WHO IS SHE: She says she started out her journey almost a decade ago to live a healthier life, and says this has developed into a career helping clients in many industries develop digital media strategies.

Her consulting specialties are digital media strategy, mass communications, content creation, inbound marketing, web development, copywriting and editing, connecting your brand with the right online audience, as well as planning and implementing social media marketing efforts.

WHAT SHE CAN DO FOR YOU: She is a digital strategist that can create solutions to all of your digital media (think social media management, Inbound Marketing, SEO, blogging, content creation and web development) to make you look good and your business more profitable.

She was selected by a Fortune 500 corporation as one of the top ten bloggers in the U.S and Canada to serve on their Blogger Advisory Board, was a Ford Motors Digital Influencer, and she lobbies for safer chemicals in Florida as well as Washington DC. She is also a CMO for SBS brands and is a green consumer advocate, she works out to relax and her most important job is being a mom to her three beautiful daughters.

CAN YOU TWO TALK? She says, in today’s world, business moves fast and relationships are being built online and offline that are moving sales for companies that know how to position themselves to effectively utilize digital media opportunities.

If you want to talk about how she can help you succeed in today’s digital business space, please reach out with a call or text 407.230.8592 or email at info@shaneshirleymedia.com

HER SPECIALTIES: digital media strategy, mass communications, content creation, inbound marketing, copy writing and editing, connecting your brand with her vast green audience, as well as planning and implementing social media marketing efforts.

Contact Shane-

Email: info@shaneshirleymedia.com

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http://shaneshirleymedia.com