Megan Servello

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Megan ServelloMegan Servello

Massachusetts Food Association
Director of Operations

Years with company: 20 years

Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations:

  • BSBA Marketing, Xavier University, Cincinnati Ohio
  • St. Judes Youth Group, Girls Scouts of Eastern MA.

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career: Chris Flynn & Bill Mello have both been wonderful mentors to me throughout my career. They both set great examples of leadership, respect and humility and most importantly, having a sense of humor about it all.  They had faith in my ability to get the job done and guided me toward a path of success in my job.  I miss Bill Mello tremendously.  He was a dedicated and kind man who tirelessly devoted his time and energy to the New England Food Foundation (NEFF).

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment of your career to dateI am continually proud of the work and my involvement in MFA and NEFF. Both organizations work on behalf of others.  MFA as a watchdog for the food industry in the state and NEFF for less fortunate children.   Both organizations have had a wonderful influence on my career in that, as organizations, they put others needs before their own.  Year after year, I witness the time and effort members of the food industry donate to the NEFF.  Whether it is an hour or a day, their hard work and dedication aids less fortunate children. They are all an inspiration to me.  My husband and I try to instill in our children the need to always be thankful for the blessings we are given and to give back.  Lend a hand when you are able and you will reap the rewards.

Most challenging part of your job: My father always taught us that if you are not challenged in your employment, it may be time to move on.  I am currently working on taking MFA’s social media and website in a new and exciting direction.  Truly challenging for me! I am in the market for a mentor younger than me at the moment.

Advice for upcoming younger executives: Find a good mentor, male or female. They will prove to be an invaluable resource to you both in your current job and in the event you move on to another position.  Trust your gut instinct and follow it through.  I highly recommend Network of Executive Women for young women entering the food industry.

Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my family and friends in Maine, reading and channeling my creative side by interior decorating.