Member Monday Spotlight: Lisa Esser

Name: Lisa Esser
Hometown: Willingboro, NJ
Day Job: Communications Manager at Adventist University of Health Sciences

What is the best part about your job?

I get to do my favorite thing 99% of the time: writing. And it’s really satisfying to be able to use a skill I’m passionate about to find creative solutions and support my team’s efforts.

How would you describe your responsibilities in a tweet (yes…160 characters or less)?

The office word nerd and grammar geek. I do the writing and manage social media. You could probably replace me with an autonomous thesaurus.

Why did you join Ad 2 Orlando?

I originally joined Ad 2 for all the conventional reasons: networking, portfolio/resume building, learning new skills, etc. But what I thought would become a chore, turned out to be an awesome experience both personally and professionally! I’ve made real friendships and I’m always connecting with people from varied backgrounds and industries. Ad 2 is a terrific resource for people in professions other than marketing or advertising.

Most memorable Ad 2 moment?

I’ve had some great times with Ad 2, but recently, I’ve really enjoyed my time working with the Public Service Committee. It’s a very different experience from my day job duties – pitching completely new ideas, collaborating with a client, and working on entirely new content.

If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?

Ooh, I’ve thought about this one a lot. I feel like it’s too cliche to say “flying” or “super strength”, although those would be great. I like the idea of time manipulation. I think every adult wishes they had more time to get things done, ha ha. I feel like stopping time or turning back the clock wouldn’t work out well in real life, but since when do comics factor in logic?