Employee of The Year: Dana Havens


We take our core values — OWN IT — very seriously. In 2021, our Employee of the Year, Dana Havens, put these values into action every day. We saw tremendous growth in 2021, and she took this rapid growth in stride, going above and beyond for her colleagues and team members. Dana has proven to be a critical member of our team and has lent endless positivity and excitement to the Scottsdale office. 

We sat down with Dana to discuss everything Emerge, from where she started to where she’s going. Learn more about Dana below:

Q: How long have you been with Emerge? What position did you start in, and where have you moved since?

A: I’ve been with Emerge for about a year and a half. I started in July of 2020 as a CSS – Client Solutions Specialist – then moved to Office Coordinator, and most recently, I’ve been promoted to Manager of Business Operations.

Q: What does a typical day look like in your role?

A: I spent most of this year working as our Office Coordinator which is an exciting and wild role! I am the go-to person for all office needs, managing our executive’s schedules and events, as well as helping every other department with projects they may need help working on. No two days are the same as an Office Coordinator, but that’s what makes it so exciting!

Q: What’s your favorite part of the job?

A:  I love the opportunity to get to work with every department within our organization. It’s fun getting involved in so many different projects and becoming friends with everyone in the process!

Q: What do you like most about Emerge?

A: The people. I can’t say I’ve ever worked at another job where I genuinely love being around and working with everyone. We have such a unique culture of working hard while also having fun, and I absolutely love it.

Q: What advice do you have for people looking to be successful at Emerge?

A: Take initiative and work hard. That’s really it. It’s impossible not to notice when someone is putting in their full effort and truly cares about reaching our common goal as an organization.

Q: What are you looking forward to in 2022?

A: I am most looking forward to stepping into a manager role for the first time in my professional career. Since graduating college, I’ve had many job titles, but this will be my first time being a manager, and I am so excited to experience the things that will come with this new opportunity!

Q: Any other thoughts, inspiration or advice you would like to share?

A: There is an abundance of opportunity here at Emerge. We are growing and changing so fast; it’s going to be incredible to see where we are just in the next few years. To the moon we go!

Emerge’s Employee of the Year was based on anonymous voting from the Emerge leadership team. Congratulations to our Employee of the Year, Dana Havens!

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