By Penny Lynch, Communications Manager
This week, I’d like to introduce you to Dexter, a web-doctor who specializes in pin-pointing Weblink (the Chamber’s CRM management software) issues, doing whatever it takes to solve mystifying cases that come his way using his stylish wit. Read on to find out why Dexter is the Chamber’s very own web-MD
Do you have any weird habits? What?
Yes, my closet must be organized by Style,(I’m very stylish) i.e.; Suits, Polos, button-ups and patterns as well as by color, down to long sleeve and short sleeve from left to right
Best advice you’ve ever received?
Yes, I have two:
“You should always remember the people that helped you get to the top, because you will need them on your way back down.” And also, “Forget the things that hurt you, value the things that help you, and forsake the things that hinder you.”
What was your favorite movie/show as a child?
How would you describe your team?
I have one word – eccentric! I love all of our personalities. As different as some may be, they keep things fun and interesting in meetings. They are valuable, goal-driven contributors that function similar to fingers on the same hand – each significantly contributing in their respective ways to the common goal.
Is it Important to be a team player? Why?
Yes it is very important – when the time calls for it. In certain environments/situations maximum efficiency calls for independent functioning, but in other situations teamwork is vital. And in those situations that demand you to be a team player, you have to understand that it is important because the maximum output of a team is greater than the sum of its parts. That is, if each person functioned independently in a team environment, the amount of output of each person added together would not equal the amount of output if they had functioned as a team.
What is WebLink and why is it Important to the Chamber?
Simply put, WebLink is the software that we use to manage our database of members. Its importance is evident. In a member-based organization, membership is the blood that keeps an organization alive. This blood (and the resources it provides) runs through each our departments; therefore, look at the departments as organs each charged with their respective responsibilities.
Now with all this being said, (stay with me) let us now consider WebLink as the heart. The heart is responsible for facilitating – or managing – the blood and its many resources to organs in different parts of the body. Without this manager, this facilitator, this central processing unit which ties us all together, the Chamber in the most extreme case would die.
If you were creating a database and your teammates were tables how would they link and why?
If I were creating a database where my teammates would be the tables, I would have myself joined to Jennifer joined to Caylon joined to Tiffany joined to Diana joined to Kelle joined to Yolonda joined to Jon joined to Leslie – and to tie it back together Leslie would be joined to me.
In other words, Dexter > Jennifer > Caylon > Tiffany > Diana > Kelle > Yolonda > Jon > Leslie > Dexter
The explanation of relationships:
-DF & JS – We are both very competitive, as our competitiveness is fueled even more by the rivalry of our alma mater (i.e. Arkansas vs. Texas A&M).
-JS & CM – These two have both sustained injuries to the lower half of their body.
-CM & TB – This might be a good thing if you are from…say Texas, but these two were both born in the good ol’ state of Texas.
-TB & DR – These ladies are joined by their gifts of song, as they are a couple of people who do not mind singing outside of the shower.
-DR & KM – They have exchanged vows with their significant others and have been blessed with Holy matrimony
-KM & YH – Just like the previous two, YH has also been blessed with Holy matrimony
-YH & JG – Both these individuals have offspring of their own
-JG & LC – Just like the previous two, this is an exciting time for LC because she now also has offspring of her own
-LC & DF – Now tying it all back to the beginning, is the love for Twizzlers that both LC and I share.