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 May President Message

What's Your "E"?


Dear Friends,

On Friday, April 13th, we held our annual MSED Board Strategy Meeting at the HELLA office in Plymouth.  We took over the entire training room…with coffee, white boards, presentation slides, lunch, brainstorming sessions, chocolates and ENERGY! Have you ever been to a meeting like that, where something magical happens, and EVERYONE is sharing ideas and focusing on the goal?  I know, it’s a rare thing these days considering the amount of time we all spend in meetings.  But I’m here to tell you, that at MSED we are a unique and passionate bunch, striving for EXCELLENCE of Sales and Marketing professionals across industries and across the career spectrum.

Ironically, you wouldn’t really know that from our name, would you?  Marketing and Sales Executives of Detroit.  It sounds exclusionary.  High level.  Limiting.  And when our organization was launched in 1989, there was a very different focus and intention, so it made sense.  We offered people opportunities to network and meet with those higher-level decision makers they may not have had a direct link to in the business world.  Yes, this was back before the days of social media channels like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, where we are all now BFF’s! 

And like many other companies and organizations, MSED is EVOLVING and updating our focus to meet the needs of our membership and to increase member ENGAGEMENT.  We really value building relationships through face to face interactions, whether it is through networking, professional development, rewarding achievements or giving back to the community. And in a world that is promoting self-driving vehicles and connected homes that let you turn off your crockpot from your cell phone three states away, we need to share ideas and synergize across the career spectrum, with our fellow professionals from internship through retirement.  And so, it is time for a branding ENHANCEMENT.

So, my question to you, EVER-VALUED MSED member, is what’s your “E”?  
Are you an EXECUTIVE?  An ENTREPRENEUR?  Are you ENTERPRISING? ENGAGING?  ESTABLISHED? EMERGING?
Let’s ENTWINE that “E” and make it fit who we are and what we do!
Share your ideas at one of our EXCITING upcoming EVENTS or drop me a line on LinkedIn and stay tuned for updates!

Our SUPERCHARGED Lineup continues through the spring and summer. JOIN US!

M1 Concourse

EXCLUSIVE invite to the M1 Concourse! Hear the story of Happenings in Pontiac, take a thrill ride of a life time & network with your customers and colleagues.

June 22nd Annual Golf Outing

Always fun and always a great day on the course! Get a foursome together and come out to golf for a good cause, raising money for scholarships.

Stay tuned for these upcoming programs in development!

Leader Dogs for the Blind

Be prepared to be inspired and enlightened as we join Leader Dogs for the blind to experience first-hand their powerful "Harness the Power of Leadership" Program.

Executive Luncheon Series

Join Patricia Mooradian for a small group lunch and discussion. Don't miss out on this member-exclusive opportunity to share lunch with this automotive executive!

At MSED, one of our critical missions is to provide outstanding development, networking and recognition for Sales and Marketing professionals throughout the career spectrum...from your first internship through retirement and beyond. One way to become more engaged is to join one of our committees. The Golf Committee is currently in full swing, so be on the lookout for how you can participate!

Share the Passion that is MSED! 

Carolyn Sauer
President, MSED
Marketing & Global Sales Excellence Manager
HELLA Corporate Center USA, Inc.


 April President Message

Were you Energized by the Evening of Excellence? Me too!


Dear Friends,

Last week, I had the privilege of attending my first Evening of Excellence awards ceremony at the Gem Theater on March 22nd. And I have to tell you, it was AWESOME! It was one of those events that makes me proud to share my passion for the Marketing and Sales profession, and the MSED organization. Really, how many fantastic, talented and inspiring people can you pull into one space? Our Evening of Excellence committee knows the answer to that question and they nailed it!

Working in a profession that centers around meeting new people and cultivating relationships means a never-ending journey....to self-improvement, camaraderie and shared experiences. I have pushed beyond my comfort zone and participated in programs and events that I would never have thought of on my own. So, I have to brag on my fellow members for a minute. The members of this organization are so inspiring to me. They manage their day jobs and families and extra-curricular activities and still take time to attend board meetings and MSED events. And when they are present, they are ON. I joined MSED for the networking, and I've stayed for the people. Every interaction energizes me to keep going and to think of new ways to do more... at home, at HELLA and at MSED.

What about you? What inspired you to join MSED and what are some of your favorite events or improvement ideas? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this and share them on our website. Consider it free advertising for your personal brand and company, a member-exclusive perk if you will. Drop me a line with what you love and what you'd like to see improve, and you may see yourself on our home page! My personal email is carolyn-321@hotmail.com. And I welcome your feedback. After all, you are one of the fantastic, talented and inspiring people that keeps me going!

Our SUPERCHARGED Lineup continues through the spring and summer. JOIN US!

April 20th Prof Development

Join John Fitzgerald of The Quell Group to up your game when it comes to marketing digitalization!

June 22nd Annual Golf Outing

Always fun and always a great day on the course! Get a foursome together and come out to golf for a good cause, raising money for scholarships.

Stay tuned for these upcoming programs in development!

M1 Concourse

EXCLUSIVE invite to the M1 Concourse! Hear the story of Happenings in Pontiac, take a thrill ride of a life time & network with your customers and colleagues.

Leader Dogs for the Blind

Be prepared to be inspired and enlightened as we join Leader Dogs for the blind to experience first-hand their powerful "Harness the Power of Leadership" Program.

Executive Luncheon Series

Join Patricia Mooradian for a small group lunch and discussion. Don't miss out on this member-exclusive opportunity to share lunch with this automotive executive!

At MSED, one of our critical missions is to provide outstanding development, networking and recognition for Sales and Marketing professionals throughout the career spectrum...from your first internship through retirement and beyond. One way to become more engaged is to join one of our committees. The Golf Committee is currently in full swing, so be on the lookout for how you can participate!

Share the Passion that is MSED! 

Carolyn Sauer
President, MSED
Marketing & Global Sales Excellence Manager
HELLA Corporate Center USA, Inc.



 March President Message

 Supercharged Lineup


Dear Friends,

We've had a great start to the year...from the Fowling Warehouse to a conversation with Matt Simoncini and spending time at Forgotten Harvest. And if you are looking for more inspiration and ways to shine, the MSED supercharged lineup of events continues!

Join us tomorrow, on March 6th, for some amazing insights and conversation with a few of Detroit's leading female executives! Like most of our events, the more intimate setting allows you to ask your questions and really get to know our panelists and fellow members, so you can walk away feeling empowered with insights. 

Is your company doing something unique to promote women in leadership? Tell us about it through sponsorship! We are looking for sponsors for tables, name-badges and cocktail hour. Call Meeting Coordinators for your custom sponsorship package 248-643-6590.

March 6th Women Executives

Hosted by Julie Fream, join this panel of amazing and talented female executives for their thoughts on work, family & more.

March 27th Evening of Excellence

MSED awards Trailblazer, Leadership & Lifetime Achievement To deserving industry leaders, and announces the winners of the Platinum Awards for Marketing or Sales Excellence!

April 20th Prof Development

Join John Fitzgerald of The Quell Group to up your game when it comes to marketing digitalization!


May 29th M1 Concourse

EXCLUSIVE invite to the M1 Concourse! Hear the story of Happenings in Pontiac, take a thrill ride of a life time & network with your customers and colleagues.


June 22nd Annual Golf Outing

Always fun and always a great day on the course! Get a foursome together and come out to golf for a good cause, raising money for scholarships.

At MSED, one of our critical missions is to provide outstanding development, networking and recognition for Sales and Marketing professionals throughout the career spectrum...from your first internship through retirement and beyond. One way to become more engaged is to join one of our committees. The Golf Committee is currently in full swing, so be on the look out for how you can participate!

Share the Passion that is MSED! 


Carolyn Sauer
President, MSED
Marketing & Global Sales Excellence ManagerHELLA Corporate Center USA, Inc.


  Janaury President Message

    Happy New Year!



Dear Friends,

I hope that your new year is off to an amazing start!  Every year in January, I look forward to replacing my planner pages with new, fresh, blank sheets of paper just waiting to be filled with moments, memories and events.  Yes, I know, there's an app for that!  And while I do use digital tools in the office, I still love that feeling of putting pen to paper and looking back at where I've been, who I've seen and what's coming up next!

And that's why I'm so excited to share our MSED calendar lineup with you for the next several months.  Our Programs Committee has been hard at work building relationships and developing programs for your pleasure and learning.  So, quick, grab your calendar and write down these dates!  And then, click on the links to get registered.  Check our website frequently for updates on open registration. Sponsorship opportunities are also available for all events to promote yourself and your company!


January 31st         Fowling Warehouse        

Learn the story behind fowling and try it out. 

This is a great team building event, so bring a group!

February 15th      Fireside Chat                      

Hosted by John McElroy, chat with Matt Simoncini (Lear) and learn his secrets to a successful career, and retirement!

 

February 23rd      Forgotten Harvest           

Collaborating and helping the community is great for bringing friends, families and teams together.  Sign up and bring your team for a great day of making a difference!

March 6th             Women Executives         

Hosted by Julie Fream, join this panel of amazing and talented female executives for their thoughts on work, family & more.

March 27th           Evening of Excellence     

MSED awards Trailblazer, Leadership & Lifetime Achievement

To deserving industry leaders, and announces the winners of  the Platinum Awards for Marketing or Sales Excellence!

May 29th               M1 Concourse                   

EXCLUSIVE invite to the M1 Concourse!  Hear the story of Happenings in Pontiac, take a thrill ride of a life time & network with your customers and colleagues.

June 22nd             Annual Golf Outing          

Always fun and always a great day on the course!  Get a        foursome together and come out to golf for a good cause,  raising money for scholarships.

At MSED, one of our critical missions is to provide outstanding development, networking and recognition for Sales and Marketing professionals throughout the career spectrum...from your first internship through retirement and beyond.  If you are benefitting from your MSED membership, please share your experience with us, your friends and colleagues.  Drop us a line, or share your experience via Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn!

Share the Passion that is MSED!

Carolyn Sauer

President, MSED
Marketing & Global Sales Excellence Manager
HELLA Corporate Center USA, Inc.


December President Message

The Gift that Keeps on Giving!



Dear Friends,


As a child, my favorite holiday was always Christmas.  There was so much magic and excitement around visiting with cousins, making holiday ornaments and guessing what would be under the tree on Christmas morning.  And over the years, I have come to appreciate the holidays in a different way, as I now have responsibility for "creating the magic" for my own loved ones...doing the shopping, the cooking, the wrapping, the hiding, the jingling, the singing and the smiling.  Does anyone else get just a bit worn down at this time of year?

If so, then it is time to add in a new tradition.  No, not one more thing you have to do.  But one more thing that will keep you going and sustain you when you are running on caffeine and five hours of sleep.  The gift that keeps on giving, if you will. This year while you are in the midst of the hustle and bustle, pause.  Pause, and do something nice for yourself.  Whether it is having a cup of hot chocolate and admiring your holiday decorations or finally picking up that book you haven't had time to read this year, just pause, and take some time to reenergize.  

At MSED, one of our critical missions is to provide outstanding development, networking and recognition for Sales and Marketing professionals throughout the career spectrum...from your first internship through retirement and beyond.  This month I would encourage you to take some time out for you.  Practice the pause, and enjoy the gift that keeps on giving.  Two such opportunities are coming up next week - designed just for you!

I hope to see you at our Workshop for Sales & Marketing Rockstars, along with our "Mingle & Jingle" Holiday Networking Luncheon on December 15th! Personally, I can't think of a better way to recharge than surrounding myself with the energy that comes from being around and networking with our fellow MSED members!

Wishing you continued Success by Association,
Carolyn Sauer
MSED President
Marketing & Global Sales Excellence Manager
HELLA Corporate Center USA, Inc.



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