MMAC Member Spotlight
Kathy Panaro - The Panaro Group LLC
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How does your membership support your business?
MMAC membership brings us into a community-centric organization, enhancing the well being of our community by creating jobs to reduce poverty. MMAC realizes that we need to invest in people today as a succession plan for the future.
MMAC also gives the smaller businesses a larger, unified voice in Washington. They are able to message and educate Washington on the challenges and realities we are facing and advise them on solutions that will stabilize and grow the economy.
I, personally, appreciated the role MMAC took with COVID to bridge the gap between healthcare and business. The two overlapped extensively and I appreciated the virtual meetings Tim held with healthcare leaders, sharing strategies and plans to keep our employees healthy and safe.
What are some common themes discussed in your Roundtable?
Developing top talent is always top of mind. We have to show our employees that we care about their growth and well being. This is not always easy when your business is in a growth mode. We share comprehensive ideas and share specific steps we can take to develop our teams.
What benefits you from belonging to our Executive Roundtables?
I have developed very close and trusted relationships with people who have become my business advisors. They are my friends. As a founder, I have had many issues over the years where I could rely on my roundtable peers' experience for solutions and advice. It allowed me to problem solve and move forward must faster than if I had struggled through the situation on my own.
What was the last music or cultural event you attended - in person or virtual??
Rolling Stones Concert
If you had a super power – what would it be?
If I could eliminate all viruses in the world, I would. Physical and mental health are valued and appreciate more than ever before
What's one fact about you – that most of your colleagues don’t know?
I love to rollerblade along Lake Michigan.
Out of town guests need entertaining – what is your go to destination and why?
Brewers Game - We have a wonderful stadium and for the love of the game.
What is one professional goal you have for the next 90 days?
Train my teams on their own personal and professional goal setting. It is so important to take time to step back and think about what you want to create in your life. Then plan how you will take the steps to do it. Life is too short.
How would you describe the 2-year outlook for your industry?
Growing - talent acquisition is in demand. Recruiters are finally receiving the respect they have long deserved for the exceptional skill and hard work it takes to attract top talent.
Name one person in the MKE region whom you admire and why.
Karen Ellenbecker, Founder of Ellenbecker Investments- Karen has demonstrated how living a life of giving, faith and caring for others can be accomplished as the culture of your business. It is not about the money you have, it is what it allows you to do in your life. When you have the opportunity to help others, you can dream a little differently by thinking of others. That is what it is all about!
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