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LONE SUPERSTAR: Marissa Cerna!

For this month, I chose to highlight Marissa Cerna of the Houston office by spinning the wheel of names of employees of the month for 2021.

Adapted by an article written by Jamie Selman for the July employee of the month.

Marissa has been with Lone Star Communications since November of ’06 (Halco 2006 – 2015). This year will mark her 15-year anniversary.

Marissa was born in Allende, Nuevo León Mexico and moved to Houston when she was two-years old. Marissa enjoys spending time with her grandchildren any chance she gets. She likes watching scary movies and dislikes being home alone. She also likes to go visit family in Mexico and travel to places where she can enjoy mountains and rivers.

Marissa considers her biggest accomplishment paying off her first house and just about paying off the second one. She enjoys volleyball, but as far as other sports go, she is not a fan of any team in particular.

Comments from Marissa’s coworkers for July 2021 Employee of the Month

· Marissa Cerna is the kind of person who’s always available to help us regarding HR so she definitely is my employee of the month this time.

· Marissa is always willing to help regardless of how busy she is.

· Always gets the work done on time.

· Marissa is a hard-working lady that gets the job done.

· Team player, hard worker and dedicated.

· Great Supervisor ;)

· Always available to help.

Q & A from Amy Weisinger

Q: Where is your hometown?

A: Allende, Mexico

Q: Where did you go to school?

A: I completed High School here in Houston

Q: How many children do you have?

A: I have two children. Juan Daniel Perez is 26 years old. My Daughter is 23 and her name is Julissa. She is single and in school working on her bachelor's in business management. I also have a stepson, Mark Cerna. He is 22 and father of a two-year-old baby girl.

Q: How many grandchildren do you have?

A: Three total. My son is the father of two boys ages 4 and 1. My stepson, Mark has a 2- year-old girl.

Q: How would you describe what you do in your current position at Lone Star?

A: Accounting. I enjoying billing and processing new jobs. I look over contracts, do administrative tasks and lots of other things. I’ve been here a long time.

Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?

A: I got married when I was 18 and had my first child at 19 years old.

Q: What is the weirdest job you’ve ever had?

A: I worked as a waitress at a taqueria when I was 14. I also had a job in a bakery, worked at the post office warehouse, a department store. I was even a loan officer at a mortgage company before joining Lone Star.

Q: Do you have any pets?

A: Two dogs. Rocky and Duke

Q: Are you a dog person or a cat person?

A: Neither. If I HAD to choose? Dog.

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: I'd like to make more time for my hobbies. I enjoy working out, riding bikes, and spending time with grandbabies.

Q: What is your favorite Houston sports team?

A: No thanks. Not really a sports fan.

Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Houston, and why would you recommend it to people?

A: Lupe tortilla, because they have the best fajitas.

Q: What are you currently reading?

A: After reading emails and contracts, I don’t enjoy reading for fun.

Q: What are you currently listening to or watching on TV?

A: I like to catch up on a soap opera here and there. 911 just started and Phillip and I are going to watch that.

Q: What is something you’ve always wanted to do, but haven’t done yet?

A: I’ve always wanted to go to Niagara Falls or take the Alaskan cruise.

Q: Any dirt you can share on Phillip?

A: A lot. Not that she's willing to dish any necessarily, but she has put up with him for all 14 years they’ve shared together. 😊

-By Ronald F. Kruse, Chief Operating Officer, Houston &

Amy Wiesinger, Receptionist / AR Assistant, Houston



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