February 14, 2020

Jeff Mack: VP of Park Bank

Jeff is a girl dad- so when you ask him about sports, his excuse for not knowing trivia is due to "having four girls at home" he says. Jeff was great to interview, and not just because he bought me a scone. If you want to know more about Jeff, email him at jfmack46@gmail.com and ask him about his horrible, not good at all football career at Madison. :)


Ayla: Where do you work?


Jeff: I'm the Vice President of Park Bank.


A: Favorite part of Nolen?


J:The private dinners where I get to connect with people from the group.


A: What challenging thing are you working through these days?


J: Trying to balance my schedule to some degree. Feel like I'm running in multiple directions at the same time. It's probably what everyone feels like, so that answer is not very creative.


A: What do you wish your brain was better at doing?


J: Being more precise when I talk. I feel like my conversation is always all over the place and always wanted to be the guy who could speak in one or two sentences and get his point across clearly and concisely.


A: What were some of the turning points in your life?


J: Two times - completing my college/football career, having a child and moving from my previous job to Park Bank.


A: What’s the best and worst piece of advice you’ve ever received?


J: Best : The Golden Rule. Worst: "put all your chips on the table. It was in Vegas... so guess what happened after that....I'm still mad. I'm still paying for it, too!


A: What song or artist do you like but rarely admit to liking?


J: Drake.


A: Among your friends or family, what are you famous for?


J: In 2004, I was ranked 50th in the world in Madden 2005. I think this is my most amazing feat. I'm still patting myself on the back for it.


A: When was the last time you changed your opinion/belief about something major?


J: Conservatism vs Liberalism. I'm much more of a conservative than people assume I am.


A: If you could make one rule that everyone had to follow, what rule would you make?


J: The Golden Rule


A: What’s something that happened or something that someone said that changed how you view the world?


J: Having kids changed my entire perspective.


A: On a scale of 1-10, how funny do you think you are?


J: My kids would say I think I’m a 10, but I have a lot of friends that are way more funnier than me. I would say I’m about a 6.


A: Tell me a joke.


J: What do you call a mountain of cats? A meowtain.

                          A: That was horrible.

                          J: Yes, I know.

                         A: It’s a dad joke though.

                         J: Yes, a total dad joke. But you're also talking to a guy who wears a pocket                           watch.


A: Where do you want to see Madison in five years?


J: More diversity in leadership roles like president, vice president, you know. And I'm not just talking about black or brown people in leadership and employment. I also mean diversity in politics as well. Seeing conservative people of color speaking more. I think that would be good for Madison.

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