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Megan Smith - Employee Spotlight

 

Self-referred to as a "Navy Brat", Megan Smith grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast then journeyed to Amarillo, TX where she stayed for the next ten years. Although loving her home, Megan her finance, Beaux, and 13-year-old daughter, Meredith, moved to San Antonio. Megan started with KFW in 2020 as the receptionist and has since exemplified her dedication to the company. She now works in KFW's Human Resources Department and hopes to stay with KFW indefinitely while she resides in her new "forever home".

Position: HR Assistant
Years at KFW: 1.5 Years
Favorite part about working at KFW: My favorite thing about KFW is the atmosphere and the environment…I know every single employee’s name and a little bit about them, and I’ve never had that anywhere else.

Why did you choose KFW?

Interesting story, KFW actually chose me. I was working for a temp service, and I had a great relationship with them. KFW called and needed an urgent placement, and the temp service knew I was available. So, I interviewed and started as the Receptionist here. Then over time, Ms. Merri liked my work ethic and she and I had a really great conversation about my career goals, so we decided that day that when we were able, we would have me start working upstairs with her as her assistant.

What was your dream job when you were younger, and how does that compare now?

When I was younger, I had a whole plan about how I was going to achieve becoming a doctor. I was going to serve in the military where I would earn my undergrad. Then re-enlist as an officer so I could earn my medical degree. But the universe had other plans and I become a mom at the mere age of 19 years old. So, now I’m a non-traditional student, still helping others, just in a different capacity. I still love medical science. It’s just a hobby now instead.

Any advice for an aspiring HR professional?

Don’t be afraid of failure. There is always someone to help and something to learn and it would a shame to miss the opportunity to make an impact on your company or your employee because of pride, or because we think we can’t accomplish whatever it is we have set out to achieve.

Do you have a favorite quote?

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt I love this quote because it reminds me that I am my own person – that I have to be my best self and only I’m responsible for my happiness. I have to control my feelings and emotions because I am responsible for them. I have a great passion for emotional intelligence. I love teaching my daughter about this so she can be a happier, healthier adult too.

What is your goal while working at KFW?

I hope to be working here as long as KFW will have me! I am currently finishing my degree online in Human Resources and will get certified in my field next year during my senior year. I would love to keep growing and learning alongside KFW.


Megan's co-workers at KFW said the following:

“I have no idea how she does it... but she does! I know I can always count on Megan for any question or task I have. She's always happy to help or help find someone who can.” ”
“Megan is extremely productive, personable, and caring. She has become the glue that holds us together and is never shy to try or learn something new.” ”
“She is always available to answer my questions no matter how silly they may be!” ”

More about Megan

Outside of work, Megan enjoys adventures with family and creating memories. megan smith