Alumni Spotlight: Heidi Parks

Full Name:Heidi Parks

Grad Year: 2007

Occupation:Vice President of Marketing

Company:Provident Credit Union

Favorite SMC course or topic: Management communication - because it's surprisingly important in all business projects

Favorite SMC experience/ moment:Learning Excel - don't know how I lived without it!

What's on my iPod now: No iPod. Who has time?

What book I'm reading now: The Nordstrom Way - it's a few years old but has lots of great service insights.

Recent business trip: I don't travel for work.

Recent personal trip: Vancourver, Canada - went with my husband in our Beech Bonanza (4-seater plane) to see friends I had not seen in 7 years since moving to the Bay area!

A typical weekend: Golf with my MBA study group buddies. A plane ride with my husband. Beers at Beeb's.

Favorite Quote: "Do or do not. There is no try." - Yoda

If I won $10M, I would... Share some with family. Buy husband a bigger plane. Invest some. Start a charitable foundation.

My SMC MBA:Raised my expectations of the MBAs that work for me.

Updated Fall 2008...