FastFive – August 2017
Maggie Young, CMP
Meetings and Events Group Manager
Medtronic

1. What story in our industry impacted you the most in 2016 and why?
I don’t think I can name just one story. Our industry has many different moving parts that are constantly changing and evolving. Staying educated helps me to make the biggest impact on my career, my company and our industry.

2. What advice would you give your younger self?
Get involved! The more involved you are, the more you get out of it. This can be applied to all aspects of life. Be involved in your marriage, your kids’ lives, your company, church, clubs, etc.

3. What’s your guilty pleasure?
Binging on Netflix shows. My fiancé works the night shift so I will sometimes watch an unhealthy amount of shows in one sitting. Who didn’t watch the entire season of Stranger Things in one day??

4. What does your current “just get it done” playlist look like?
Nothing like a good mix of 80’s and 90’s to get me motivated!

5. What’s your favorite city and why?
Chicago is my new favorite city. I moved here about 5 years ago. It is where I met my fiancé at a Cubs game. Summer time in Chicago is so much fun because there is ALWAYS something going on. I have even come to enjoy the winters. Not as much as the other seasons, but shoveling snow offers a new kind of workout that I never got to have growing up in Louisiana.

About Maggie
Maggie was born in Shreveport, LA and currently lives in Chicago. She graduated from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN with a BS in Marketing. In 2005 Maggie started her meeting planning career with Medtronic as an Associate Meeting Planner. Over the last 12 years, Maggie has climbed the corporate ladder and now manages a team of meeting planners within Medtronic’s CardioVascular Group. Outside of work, Maggie enjoys attending sporting events with her family and friends. She is a big fan of the New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers; however, she will support Chicago teams when they aren’t playing a Louisiana team! Maggie is engaged to be married and has a 14 year old son.


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