Ecumen's Andrea McDonald Marboe Featured in Saint Paul Pioneer Press

Date
Jan 4th, 2010 2:51pm

Saint Paul Pioneer Press, January 4, 2010

Mover: Andrea McDonald Marboe

What is your new title? Strategic communications manager, Ecumen, Shoreview

Describe your responsibilities. New corporate branding strategy, public awareness of Ecumen as senior-services leader, "Changing Aging" grassroots advocacy network, and employee engagement.
What is your educational background? English with business degree, Concordia College, Moorhead, and the school of leap-then-look.

My career has taught me to value ... contrary opinions, comrades, a socks-first-then-shoes approach, my intuition and my attention-deficit disorder.

My new job gives me an opportunity to ... engage in good work as part of an exceptionally innovative organization in the interest of serving — and honoring — the fastest-growing segment of the population.

What is your favorite part of the day? Daughter's bedtime — talk, pray, sing, then shoo the bad dreams out of her room.

If life were a dance, I'd be doing a ... Norwegian polka.

What advice would you give to someone interested in entering this field? Listen. Challenge (thoughtfully) "the way we've always done it." Deliver what you promised. Be authentic.

When I take time off, I ... go-go-go, then stop-stop-stop.

Most people don't know that I love ... order.