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Lisa Keeney McCarthy

 

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?

 

Motel maid. I never knew people could get a room so dirty in 24 hours.

 

If you weren’t doing your present job, what job would you like to be doing?

 

Neurological research.

 

The industry figure you most admire?

 

Mike Gentile, is.group CEO – he tells us what we need to know whether we want to hear it or not!

 

The scariest travel experience you’ve had while in the OP industry?

 

Flying back to Seattle from a DDMS meeting in Dallas years ago. The plane I was on flew through a thunderstorm and was struck by lightning. We didn’t crash though.

 

What is your greatest strength?

 

Not being afraid to shift directions when it has been needed.

 

What do you like best about the OP industry?

 

Great people, our team at Keeney’s, folks from the industry and customers.

 

What was the first record you bought?

 

Sugar Sugar by the Archies!

 

If you had one day to live what would you do?

 

I would gather my family and go hike the cliff trail at Ebey’s Landing on Whidbey Island.

 

Two famous people you’d invite for dinner?

 

President Obama and the comedian Brian Regan: Obama would make me think and Regan would make me laugh

 

What is your ideal night out?

 

Well there are many, but eating fish ‘n’ chips on a sunny summer night at a Mariner’s baseball game – and hopefully they win.

 

Have you got a claim to fame?

 

I can sing all the lyrics to the Mr Ed TV show theme song!

 

If you had to sing at a karaoke next weekend, which song would you choose and why?

 

Wasted Away in Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffet) because I would have to be or I would not be singing. It tells the whole story.

 

Any annoying habits?

 

I never close cupboard doors or drawers. Ask my husband!

 

Have you ever done anything dangerous or daring?

 

Rafted the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in a small non-baling boat.

 

If the world had a President, who would you vote for?

 

Ghandi.

 

What is mankind’s greatest invention?

 

Polio vaccine.

 

Your best piece of advice to a colleague?

 

Treat your customers the way you want to be treated!

 

What is your favourite holiday destination?

 

Anywhere warm by a beach in February