When we launched our first ever Office Hero of the Year Award a few weeks ago, we wanted to seek out the best of the best. We all know people who do the impossible. They’re expert improvisers. They’re perfect in a crisis. They’re the glue your office needs, whenever you need it. In recognition of these everyday heroes, we launched this award. And the response was amazing: many hundreds of impressive nominations later, we’ve finally found a winner.
Dana Brown is the Office Coordinator at Weebly’s Scottsdale, AZ office. She has all of the qualities that make an office hero, and more. Hannah Perkins, who nominated Dana for the award, offered this story in her nomination:
“On [Dana’s] first day in the office it was brought to her attention that the previous Office Coordinator hadn’t pre-ordered lunch, which meant that 70+ people were about to go without the lunch that was promised to them that day. Now, to most people that would have been a disaster, but not to Dana. She is a quick-thinking hard worker who came up with the idea to order a bunch of Jimmy John’s subs with chips, cookies, and pickles so everyone could eat. Who knew that in her first day she’d already be the office hero Weebly had been dreaming about since opening the Scottsdale office in 2014!”
“I love that my coworkers are excited to come to work because of something I’ve done or provided; it’s the best feeling.”
Dana Brown, Office Hero of the Year
Throughout the selection process, we found each story about Dana more impressive than the last. She’s not just a lunch hero, she’s an anniversary and birthday guru. She’s a handwritten note giver. She’s the type of person who will give you a ride to the store if you’ve broken your ankle.
We reached out to Dana this morning to let her know that she’d won, and she had this to say: “I am so honored to be the Office Hero of the Year! Thank you to ezCater for creating this award and recognizing me for the contributions I make to Weebly Scottsdale. I love that my coworkers are excited to come to work because of something I’ve done or provided; it’s the best feeling.”
We reach Hannah Perkins with the news, who said this: “Dana deserves this award and it’s amazing that she won! Weebly is lucky to have such a loyal & caring office hero. We don’t know what we’d do without her and we’re happy she’s on our side!”
Congrats, Dana! Your heroism is appreciated.