Milestones

By: Claudia Morlan

Susan, Claudia, Jennie, Kim, Norma and Elizabeth at the Buffalo Bayou Park Grand Opening
Susan, Claudia, Jennie, Kim, Norma and Elizabeth at the Buffalo Bayou Park Grand Opening

Whew! Thirteen years is a milestone. When I was laid off from an energy company in 2002 – two guesses which energy company – I took a freelance job. I remember meeting Susan Elmore months before when her agency was working on a community relations project for said energy company. How could I miss her? She had red hair and was wearing flashy cowboy boots.

She needed some help. I was out of a job. Sounded good. It was going to be a temporary gig until I found my next thing. More than a decade later, I have no regrets.

As I hit my work anniversary, here a some fun by-the-numbers:

  • 30+: Clients – Harris County Flood Control District/Discovery Green you are tied in longevity!
  • 25+: Co-workers who I said hello and goodbye to when they moved on to bigger and better things. Two that came back 😉
  • 11: Client websites launched (some of them twice)
  • 7: Cirque du Soleil client shows I’ve seen
  • 5: Elmore PR babies – Ben Morlan; Lottie Withall; Thomas Michael Hurt (ETA: Dec 2015); Ernesto Vargas Jr. (ETA Jan 2016); and Baby Tarleton/Ondrasek (ETA Feb 2016)
  • 4: Earned A1 Houston Chronicle articles (including a Sunday!)
  • 2: Transformational park openings I was proud to be a part of
  • 1: Elected official who yelled at me

Countless other large and small things that have been a lovely part of my Elmore PR experience.