Thursday, April 19, 2007

Adios, Seniorita Ramirez

Kristina Ramirez is leaving us today.
She will be missed.

Kristina came to The BizRadio Network fresh out of college. Sometimes, she’d even come into the control room still wet behind the ears.

I think she is representative of a new crop of media professionals: smart, savvy, unafraid of taking new risks, and willing to move on to explore new frontiers. Did I mention we’re going to miss her?

The first day Kristina came to work, she sat down behind the microphone, fired up her computer, looked at me and asked, “what do I do.”

I gazed over at her from over my own computer monitor, looked at the clock, and then back at Kristina, and said, “well, whatever you do, you’ve got about eight-minutes.”
The look on her face was priceless.

Kristina’s been a great sport around here.
Most days, she’s the most-popular girl in the room. She’s generally the only girl in the room, but so what? Growing up with a houseful of nothing but brothers probably prepared her best for this environment.

So an era is ending here at the Network. Kristina has been great to work with because she was able to make it up as we went along, adding bits here and there, always adjusting, always learning…always willing to do whatever it takes. That’s the mark of a good company.

Our loss is the next business’ gain. We wish her well …and she will be missed.

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