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#WeAreKNB Series: Corrie Fisher

By Sarah Flakus

The “We are KNB” series gives us an opportunity to showcase our amazing team of experts and gives you an opportunity to learn more about what makes them tick. We ask them a variety of questions ranging from their career path, to goals, and personal fun facts. 

This month we would like to highlight Account Supervisor, Corrie Fisher. Corrie has recently rejoined our ranks after a brief period away from KNB, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome her back into the fold. Here are a few questions we asked her: 

 

What made you gravitate back to KNB Communications?

I always valued the close knit, family-like atmosphere. No one is boxed into one role, and we all understand the importance of rolling up our sleeves to support each other and our clients. When I joined KNB as their first remote hire in 2020, I instantly felt part of the team and knew culture had a big part to play in this. 

 

Describe what you like most about working in healthcare communications.

The amount of change and growth we see every day. It’s not a stagnant field, but one that we can all relate to, whether you work in the industry or not. I love to share our clients’ stories and mission with family and friends, especially when I know someone can benefit from their offerings.  

 

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

I’m a total sponge. Especially from those I look up to, or admire, so there is plenty I’ve received and try to implement daily. However, to admit you don’t know an answer to something is quite powerful and vulnerable.

 

Describe something you have learned from your coworkers since coming back to KNB. 

Take ownership and pride in your work. Show others the value you're bringing to the table and don't undermine the skills and time that deserve recognition. Oftentimes, our clients don't know how long something takes to complete, or how powerful a media placement means for their business. Showing them this value is essential! 

 

Who is your biggest role model? 

Since working with our VP (MVP) Amy Roberts, I've considered her to be a mentor of mine. I admire the qualities she portrays as a leader, including the loyalty, respect, and appreciation she has for her team. I've learned a number of valuable lessons from her and am appreciative of her guidance as I develop in my career.

Everyone has their own definition of mentor, and it's a goal I'm hopeful to achieve. This is why I'd consider her a role model, since I'm optimistic she has what it takes, and is passionate about growing and challenging her team to meet their goals. 

 

What is your favorite TV show? 

I’m a huge fan of reality TV, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that knows me! But, one show I can watch on repeat is MadMen, because, well, Jon Hamm plays the lead character.

 

Describe the impact you want to have in healthcare in the next 5 years and how you will go about achieving that.

I would love to have a substantial role in helping a healthcare company with an impactful and inspiring business model get exposure from the top reporters in our industry for earning a number of series funding. I'd like to someday look (read) back on their growth and see how far a company has come and share stories of how they evolved over the years, including the number of people they've helped along the way. 

PR can take years of networking and relationship building. I've made it a goal of mine to actively read upon what those top reporters are writing about and engage with them on social media, so that one day I have the opportunity to work with them. 

 

Do you have any hobbies that people may be surprised to know?

I’ve developed an interest in planning, remodeling and decorating my home. From small to large projects, by far my favorite was building my very own custom closet! I’m quite the regular at Homegoods on the weekends.


by Sarah Flakus

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