We’re so excited to announce a new addition to our sales team! MaryAnne Riodique joins us as a Client Advisor from Phoenix, AZ, where’s she’s lived for more than 20 years working in international higher education.
MaryAnne will work with the sales team to help provide team building and experience consulting solutions to our corporate clients.
MaryAnne spent much of her formative years traipsing back and forth between the Philippines, Japan, and California on various military bases around the Pacific Rim. MaryAnne has a BA in History from Arizona State University, concentrating on Asian history and Japanese language; and an MBA in Global Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Needless to say, she loves history, travel and learning about other cultures.
“Naturally, I think that museums are freaking awesome, too – which is why I’m so excited to join the Museum Hack team!”
MaryAnne will report to Heather Jangraw, Museum Hack’s sales manager, who had this to say about her hiring:
“MaryAnne brings over 17 years of experience in a variety of sectors, including higher education, high volume retail stores, and dabbled in sales & marketing for a Fair Trade skincare company. MaryAnne, we are so excited to have you on the team!”
We asked MaryAnne a few questions to get to know her better!
Museum Hack: Why did you apply to work with Museum Hack?
MaryAnne: I applied to Museum Hack because I love museums – I think museums acts a snapshots of society/ our culture, reflecting what we value, what we revere, what inspires us, even what haunts us – it’s the human experience housed in a beautiful setting – what’s not to love about museum! The thought of working with a bunch of folks who geek out on museums as much as I do was an opportunity I could not pass up.
Museum Hack: Tell us about one of your favorite Museum Hack experiences.
MaryAnne: Doing a Scavenger Hunt at the American Natural History Museum was like reliving “Night of the Museum” for me. The joy and wonder exploring that space isn’t just for kids – I felt that same magic, and wish I had more time to look around.
Museum Hack: What’s a fun fact that most people don’t know about you?
MaryAnne: I grew up as a military brat in Japan.
Museum Hack: If you had to be trapped in the Museum overnight, what would you do?
MaryAnne: If I were trapped at the Met, I’d probably spend the whole time lounging in the French/Versailles vignette and dream about Marie Antoinette.
Museum Hack: If you could work at any other museum, which one would you choose?
MaryAnne: The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. It’s more than a space to showcase art, it has a cultural and social significance for the Asian American community, highlighting legacies from the past, but also work from today’s artists.
Museum Hack: If you were to be reincarnated as an animal, which would it be and why?
MaryAnne: I’d be a migratory bird of some type like a crane – taking flight when the weather gets too cold, flying vast distances just for some sun & warmth.
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