Sheree Morvant is a billing specialist and was recently nominated by Business Office Manager Sheila Hebert. Sheree was recently nominated because she has passion in every aspect of her job. She takes pride in her day to day tasks and gets excited to take on new projects. She is on the ESOP committee and looks for innovative ideas to promote ESOP within the department. Her fun-loving spirit is contagious. Congratulations on a job well done. Awesome work, Sheree!
Sheree walked us through what a day in her life looks like.
AA: Describe a typical day at work.
SM: Emails, phone calls, coffee, more emails, planning, executing, emails again, meeting deadlines and repeat.
AA: What was the best vacation you have ever taken?
SM: Pensacola with my family every summer. You can’t beat the view for just a few hours in the car!
AA: Describe yourself in one sentence.
SM: I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious. -A. Einstein
AA: What is your favorite thing about your job?
SM: The chair spins. Just kidding! My favorite thing about my job is the quick pace and the people. I work with really great people.
AA: What food could you live on for a month?
SM: Landry pizza plus mushrooms from Pizza Village.
AA: Do you have a side hustle, hobby or volunteer group that you’re involved in outside of work? What else do you spend your time doing?
SM: I have two teenage sons and three rescue dogs that take up a lot of time and eat a lot of food. I enjoy couponing and clearance hunting. I also like planning parties and events. When life affords us a little break, we like to head up to our camp in Toledo Bend to disconnect from the world and just enjoy nature for a bit.
AA: How do you stay motivated at work?
SM: Deadlines and appreciative management.
AA: What has been the most fulfilling moment in your career so far?
SM: There have been so many! It’s all of the little “thank-you’s” and “I appreciate you going out of your way” comments that I’ve received along the way.
AA: Who would play you in a movie?
SM: Rebel Wilson
AA: Tell us about a moment that changed your life.
SM: My mom dying (along with thousands of others) from the side effects of her opioid addiction definitely changed my life. Now, I am way more inquisitive of healthcare advice and recommendations for myself and my family.
AA: What would be your advice for future [safety professionals]?
SM: Come work at SMS/Liberty! We have ESOP and it’s a super safe way to save for your future.
AA: What is your favorite activity outside of work?
SM: Trying new restaurants while pretending to be a food critic. I also enjoy shopping and attending concerts.
AA: Name one book that inspired you professionally.
SM: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
AA: Which talent or superpower would you most like to have and why?
SM: Eat what I want and not gain weight. I love food, and cupcakes make me happy but my jeans, not so much.
AA: What was the best advice you were ever given?
SM: You can’t control what happens in life, but you can control how you react to it.
Also, jealousy is a complete waste of time. If someone has something that I want, I will absolutely become their best friend and learn from them and figure out how to get myself on that level.
AA: Do you have a bucket list? What are the top 3 things on it?
SM: I don’t have a bucket list per se, I try to work on things in different seasons of life. Right now, it’s about diet and health and overall wellness.
AA: Do you have any pets? What are their names?
SM: A terrier named Lucy, a boxer named Eloise and a pitbull named Millie.
AA: A penguin walks through the door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?
SM: Throw me somethin’, sista! (He’s in town for Mardi Gras, duh.)