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style + work
Non-Profit Marketing Director
Shalissa has 15 years in the marketing, PR, and event industry. Her current organization directly impacts Downtown businesses and events, which is perfect because she lives Downtown. So, yeah, you could say that she’s pretty invested in her work.
Shalissa walks to work and all over Downtown for meetings, so weather plays an important role in selecting her outfits. Don't worry, she has a closet in her office (!) with cute heel options on hand.
On her wish list:
A great pair of nude booties, and a new cropped leather jacket.
Client meeting must haves:
Notebook, pen, business cards, and phone.
Method to running meetings:
Making sure everyone knows each other and then getting to the point.
Favorite office supply:
Email management strategy:
Take care of little things right away, and flag other messages with reminders for follow up.
Quick walk to work every day.
First thing she does in the morning to prep for work:
Checks Yahoo weather app on phone
Other work space, besides the office:
Weekend Coffee and CBD Provisions
at The Joule Hotel
Secret to meeting daily objectives:
Blocking time in Outlook calendar for
If you’re resourceful, you can figure out how to do just about anything!
"It really is the perfect job because there isn't a particular routine. Everybody's interested about what's going on Downtown, and there's a lot of excitement."
Shalissa works for Downtown Dallas Inc. which is a non-profit agency that strives to stimulate a vibrant Downtown environment for businesses and residents. It's simply a Very Cool Place to Work.
Amazing views from one of the Downtown Dallas Inc. conference rooms.
Shalissa's office includes a comfortable sitting space, perfect for small meetings and discussions.
Downtown Dallas Inc. is located in the penthouse of the Bank of America building and has this amazing mural in it's common space.
Downtown Dallas promotional sunglasses
Glam Rocks card case
Pastry from lunch event
(clockwise, from top):
Shalissa's meeting essentials: her notebook, her phone, and her iPad which she uses to refer to things online.
"I've had some jobs where I was exposed to people that were on the Board of Directors for companies and organizations; so being around people that were stylish and smart had a big impact."