By: Peter Friesen
Madison Union Event Services always needs someone to supervise the events and everyday building operations, but senior marketing major Jack Mathes has been chosen to be January’s employee of the month because he goes beyond what is asked of him. His friendly and attentive manner makes patrons feel at ease and enjoy themselves. He always has a smile on his face, greets all guests to ensure a smooth event, and if he sees a fellow team member struggling, he will not hesitate to lend a helping hand. If something has not been completed, he will see it done himself to make sure all events are put on as effectively as possible.
Jack also has an eye for detail that is essential for a building and event manager. His attentiveness guarantees everything behind the scenes will be perfected for each event. When there is a task assigned to Jack, he makes sure he and his team complete it to the best of their abilities without direct supervision. This allows potential supervisors to focus on other aspects of planning without stress.
Jack is a natural-born leader and knows how to rally a team together. He understands that the best work gets done when everyone on a team knows what their task is and is happy to do it. His leadership, coupled with his friendly and perfectionist attitude, make him January’s long-awaited employee of the month at Madison Union.