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July 27, 2023 | Posted by: Maddyson Miller
10 Year Perspective: Maddyson Miller
It’s PHM’s 10 Year Anniversary and we are reflecting on a decade of innovation and growth — and the people that got us here.
We asked some of our most-tenured employees to reflect on their time at PHM, to share memories of in-office fun and most of all, why they chose health 10 years ago and why they continue to do so.
Read on for more thoughts from Maddyson Miller, VP, Strategy.
What has changed the most about PHM in the last 10 years?
Everything! My friends and family often ask why I’ve stayed at the same company for 10 years and I tell them it’s because it’s like starting a new job every couple of years. I’ve changed seats, office locations, job titles, teams and clients over the past decade and that has kept the job fresh for me. What hasn’t changed is PHM’s ability to find the sharpest minds in the industry and hire them—I find myself working with such intelligent and interesting people each day.
Do you have a memory of what PHM was like when you first joined?
When I first joined PHM, most of us were split between one of two large client teams, which created some lighthearted competition at the agency. Which team is more fun? Who has the coolest media plan? Who works with the most innovative partners? Despite this “competition,” coming to work felt like coming home. My coworkers felt like family, and one even became my husband 😉
What do you enjoy most about working at PHM?
I’ve been here for 10 years, and I love that there are still people here who started before me. When I started, Andrea Palmer was my boss’s boss. Now she’s the President! I also love how casual the atmosphere is. It doesn’t matter if you’re an entry level employee or an executive. Everyone seems to know each other and there has never been an atmosphere of leadership being “too important” for junior level employees to approach.
You chose health 10 years ago, why do you choose health today?
At my orientation 10 years ago, I heard from company leadership that we are in the business of “helping, not selling.” This stuck for me. My family has been touched with cancer, rare disease and common health ailments over the years. I’m proud to say that I’m in an industry that helps to educate and empower patients to be their own best advocate and talk to their doctors. Healthcare is not going away. It’s important to be at the forefront of all that it has to offer.
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