Hands down, March is our craziest month of year – it’s trade show season! So naturally we thought it best to put the spotlight on Johanna, our office whiz without whom coordinating any of our events would be nearly impossible! Johanna is our Relations Manager which roughly means she works with each and every department in our office making her the Queen of Multi-tasking. Henry describes her as a bottle of 5-Hour Energy personified! Without further ado, allow us to introduce Ms. Johanna Breton:
BR|LGC: How long have you worked for BR|LGC?
Johanna: This summer it will be 7 years.
BR|LGC: Job Title & Description?
Johanna: Relations Manager
BR|LGC: What do you like most about your job?
Johanna: Everyday I face new challenges and so I’m always making and meeting new goals and I really enjoy being able to do that.
BR|LGC: Do you need glasses?
Johanna: No, but I love the David Yurman DY073 frame. They are my favorite sunglass because they are simple and classic, just like myself!
BR|LGC: How long have you lived in the NY Area?
Johanna: Almost 4 years, since I got married. But I’m originally from New Jersey.
BR|LGC: Where did you go to college?
Johanna: Marymount Manhattan College in the Upper East Side.
BR|LGC: What was your major?
Johanna: Business Management, with a minor in International Business and Trade.
BR|LGC: What’s the best thing about working in the city?
Johanna: Shopping and FOOD!!! You can find all the stores you need and let’s not get into food… I am a FOOD LOVER!
BR|LGC: Where’s your favorite restaurant?
Johanna: I don’t have just one! As I am a big food lover, I can’t really make up my mind. But I definitely prefer a friendly atmosphere. Good restaurant = good food + good service.
BR|LGC: What’s your favorite “Not For Tourists” thing to do in the city?
Johanna: Shop! EVERYWHERE!
BR|LGC: What’s your coffee/tea order?
Johanna: Coffee when I need it in the AM – specifically a Vanilla Latte from Starbucks. But lately, our director of Customer Service, Lindsey, has turned me on to Green Tea because I’ve been trying to get healthier and green tea is a great caffeine alternative!
BR|LGC: Describe yourself with three words:
Johanna: Friendly – competitive – workaholic.
BR|LGC: If you could go ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, where would it be?
Johanna: A place where I am stress free, but I don’t think such a place exists!
BR|LGC: What’s your comfort food?
Johanna: It’s a staple in the Dominican Republic (where I’m from) – it’s just a meal that consists of rice (my favorite!), beans and meat with a side of green salad and avocado.
BR|LGC: Number One Played Song/Artist on your iPod?
Johanna: A Spanish song- Amor Divino. My Spanish heritage has a large influence on my playlists!
Thank you, Johanna, for taking the time out of your incredibly busy schedule to chat with us! That’s the thing about Johanna, no matter how busy she is – she’ll make time to help you with whatever you need!