I loved my job as Social Media Manager at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and living in Detroit, but I made a decision to move on to a new opportunity. I already miss so many of the talented, intelligent, supportive, funny, and amazing people I had the opportunity to work with over the past two years since I returned home to the area, but I received an offer to work in Cincinnati I couldn’t refuse…
This week, I officially joined Fifth Third Bank as the company’s Vice President and Social Media Strategist at its headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Every step in my career has been a huge growth opportunity and I believe this opportunity is no exception. In the short time that I’ve come to know many of the team members at Fifth Third, I’ve been inspired by the company’s desire to use social media to engage with its customers to build relationships, learn from them, and provide better products and service as a result.
I Will Just Be Down the Road
To my friends, colleagues and those involved in the social media communities throughout Michigan — I will still be working for a company with a strong Michigan presence and commitment to its communities. In many ways, I’ll just be down the road (four-and-a-half hours down I-75).
If you think you’re up for the best social media job in the metro Detroit area, please reach out to my colleagues at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan on Twitter and let them know you’re interested: @andrewhetzel, @sveng, @davidlingholm, @jacki_halas, @gracedietitian, or @brianjbellz. Andy Hetzel is hands-down one of the best people I’ve ever worked for — you can count yourself among the lucky if you land a job reporting to him.
Chances are if you’re reading this, you have helped me arrive at this opportunity in ways you may never understand. For this and so much more, I am grateful.