Meet The MPS Crew: Melanie McNamara

Jan 29, 2016

MPS’ VP of Administration Gill Beasley (left) & CFO Melanie McNamara (right) at the Nike Women’s Marathon in 2011.

Meet Melanie McNamara, Chief Financial Officer of MPS, aka the Money Lady! When she’s not balancing the books, you can find her tubing down the Guadalupe River or hanging with her dogs Sunshine, Stella, and Gracie. (Fun fact: those first two are named after Grateful Dead songs). Melanie is a ton of fun.

1. How did you get your start with MPS and how long have you been with the company?
Ten years ago MPS advertised on for an accountant and I sent in my resume. Prior to working at MPS, I worked in many various industries. The most recent three, were manufacturing of welding rods, a restaurant group and tanning salons.

2. When you’re not at MPS, where can we find you? i.e. How do you recharge?
You can find me relaxing with my husband and dogs, floating the river, riding my bike and hanging out outdoors.

3. What’s your favorite piece of equipment to work with?
I don’t actually work hands on with the equipment. I am the money lady and I ensure that MPS stays profitable.

4. If we were to hop onto your music playlist, what would we see you were listening to most recently?
I listen to everything. My playlist has almost every kind a music on it. You never know what song will come up next, and it is always a surprise.

5. If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
I want to fly. No reason other than it would just be enjoyable.

Renting out of Austin? Come say hi to Melanie and the dogs! Give us a call at 512-220-9456 or email us at [email protected] We’d be happy to help you gear up!

About MPS Studios
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