Meet Meghan, The Newest PonyMay 30, 2014
By Meghan Hodgdon,
My name is Meghan and I’m the newest pony at Fast Horse, writing this introduction from New York (with a coffee in hand, of course). After a few quick and busy days of introductions, onboarding and navigating my way through my first few projects, I was thrilled for the opportunity to jump in head-first on an event in the “city that never sleeps.” Warm welcomes have been abundant, questions have been quickly answered and I couldn’t say enough great things about this talented team. I am honored to be here.
My journey to Fast Horse started the early 2000s, when I made the firm decision that I would go into marketing. I’ve never been a huge television viewer; I have always been an online junkie, and I became fascinated by all things digital. I wondered who was behind the latest brand, campaign or ad that caught my eye. After I realized that there was a species like me, I applied to the Carlson School of Management, where I enjoyed every moment of my four years. I pursued a marketing degree while also working full-time at a small marketing firm. I later had the pleasure of working for the city of Saint Paul, supporting my hometown in marketing, communications and public relations. (Ask me sometime about how I landed my first position there, golf-course marketing – despite almost zero knowledge of golf – which later turned into an unforgettable and very valuable experience.) If you’ve ever seen NBC’s Parks & Recreation, you may get a taste of what it was like.
Life after college brought the rebranding of Allina Health and planning and producing events at Target. After a few projects back at Allina Health, I had the pleasure of being connected to Fast Horse (shout-out to Alex Weaver’s grandfather). I’m looking forward to bringing an enthusiasm for brand management, social media, public relations and planning to the team.
If we have the pleasure of crossing paths, ask me about:
- How and why I worked in over 10 states in just one year
- The adventure of finally marrying my high-school sweetheart (emphasis on finally)
- What events and/or weddings I am helping with
- My nieces & nephews (I can’t say enough about them)
- My new favorite restaurant
- How many cups of coffee I’ve had
Two weeks in and I can’t wait to pop into the office on Monday, bright and early, coffee in hand. I look forward to the clients I will support, the world-class work I will experience and an environment where my curious, creative and caffeinated mind will thrive.