Welcome to Hyosung’s employee spotlight! Our July Spotlight is on Ginger Dearing, Marketing Event Manager, Trade Shows & Events. Ginger is the brains behind Hyosung's innovative CXC tours, events, and conference showings. “Ginger’s work ethic and event execution ensures that attendees to every Hyosung event have an exceptional experience whether it is an internal event, trade show, dealer recognition event, or CXC tour. She ensures that all events are executed at the highest level reinforcing the Hyosung brand. Keep up the great work!” Sharon Shaw, Senior Director of Marketing
Get to know Ginger more below!
Q: How long have you worked at Hyosung? What was your start date?
A: 7 years
Q: Can you tell us a little more about your background and how you joined the company in 2014?
A: I started Hyosung as an Executive Assistant and assisted 3 different CEO’s from 2014-2016, eventually being promoted to Marketing.
Q: What was your first impression of Hyosung?
A: A friendly environment with deep rooted culture
Q: Are there any important skills or attributes that are important for someone that wants to pursue a career as an Event Manager? Is there anything about your job or your team that you think people outside would find surprising or different in the way you/it works?
A: Being outgoing and personable is a must. Events (both internal and external) take a lot of planning, patience with multiple changes, and being able to think quick on your feet. I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting and networking with customers at numerous events that I can now call my friends.
Q: Can you tell us about your role and summarize your day-to-day responsibilities?
A: My role is not limited to trade shows. I am also the owner of our new Customer Experience Center, where I coordinate customer visits, catering, and maintenance. In addition, I am the Suite Host at the AT&T Stadium for all home Cowboy Football games in our Hyosung owned Suite. Most recently I implemented an online Hyosung merchandise website hosted by Staples to streamline Sales give-away needs for customers, one-off orders for special events, and other needs. Currently, I am managing eight shows for 2021 and 3 major internal events taking place next Spring.
Q: What inspires you every day?
A: My children. Hyosung was my first job after being a stay at home mom and raising my 4 children for almost 20 years. They are proud of my accomplishments and continuously praise and push me to do more. I have become an important example showing them that hard work, dedication, and loyalty pays off, even in stressful times.
Q: In 5 years what do you want to achieve or where do you see you yourself?
A: After having worked in 2 areas of the company now, I would like to learn more across different departments within Hyosung. I am hopeful for my future and tenure at Hyosung in 5 years.
Q: What do you like to do outside of work?
A: I freelance; I decorate outside of Hyosung, and it has become a fun hobby. My youngest is very involved in softball, so most weekends you will find me at the softball fields!
Q: Do you have favorite memory or standout accomplishment you want to talk about?
A: My most memorable accomplishment at Hyosung was when I was promoted to Marketing Manager in 2016. With no formal experience planning a trade show, I was given the task to plan and run a show in under a month notice. It went seamlessly, and I am now happy to say that I have 30+ internal and external events successfully executed under my belt.