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Service Award Interview with Steve Loney

6/4 | White Papers

This month’s Service Award Interview is with Steve Loney, Project Management Leader, who is celebrating his twenty-fifth anniversary at TowerPinkster.

- What was your best moment at TowerPinkster? 
That's a tough question! I can think of so many great moments over the past 25 years at TowerPinkster...my first day, ground-breakings and ribbon-cutting ceremonies for clients, moving into our new Kalamazoo office...I could go on and on.

I guess I’d have to say of all the moments here, I distinctly remember the first time (of many more to come) in which I felt empowered and trusted to make the right decisions on our client’s behalf. I had asked a colleague a question and his response was simple: “Can't you just do it?!" At that moment, I felt a true sense of autonomy and empowerment. And to this day, we still joke about that statement.

- What advice can you give to young people who are interested to join the field?
Be patient, listen, ask questions and develop a thick skin.

- When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was very young I wanted to be a farmer so I could drive tractors. And like a lot of kids, I wanted to be a professional athlete, specifically baseball. But since the 7th grade, I knew I wanted to be in this (A/E) business.  I realized it was a good combination of two things I really enjoyed: building things and drawing.

- What everyday thing are you better at than anyone else?
I cut a pretty mean lawn...

- What do you listen to while you work?
Everything from ESPN Radio to new music my kids put in my iTunes. But mostly I just listen the hum of the office.

- What's the best advice you've ever received?  
To be a great leader, develop a team of exceptional talent that can benefit everyone.