MEET Morgan

What is your background

My professional journey began in public accounting, where I specialized in corporate tax practices. With a foundation in handling intricate tax matters, I transitioned seamlessly into private accounting, assuming the role of a staff accountant. This trajectory has equipped me with a comprehensive skill set, allowing me to contribute strategically to financial success in both corporate and private settings

What do you do at HiViz?

As the Director of Finance, I play a pivotal role in steering the financial operations of the company. In addition to overseeing financial strategies, I also serve on the leadership team, contributing to executive decision-making and providing financial insights that align with the company’s overall objectives. My responsibilities encompass financial planning, budgeting, and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards. Through collaboration with cross-functional teams, I work towards optimizing fiscal performance and driving the financial success of the organization.

What drew you to HiViz?

I was drawn to HiViz Lighting by its mission of supporting first responders, which resonates deeply with me because my husband is a member of the community. The atmosphere of innovation within the company was both exciting and motivating. I was eager to bring my skills and expertise to play a role in shaping the success and trajectory of the organization as it continues to make a difference in the lives of first responders.

Where are you from originally?

I have bounced around different parts of North Carolina for the past 15 years and love calling Western North Carolina home.

Hit us with all your ‘most likely’ ideas for the team

Sam – most likely to get lost on his way home from work
Kaoma – most likely to be a member of the royal family
Donna – most likelyKeep a Poker Face During Stressful Situations
Chelsea – most likely to never wear an outfit twice
Marina – most likely to remember the Names of Their Co-workers’ Pets:
Spencer – Least Likely to Keep a Straight Face During a Serious Meeting
Dan – Most likely to be on mute during zoom meetings
Lisa – Most likely to start a dance party on an elevator
Lee – Most likely to include Clifford in every conversation
John – Most Likely to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse
Jason – Most likely to Remember team members’ Birthdays Without a Reminder
Morgan – most likely to be a robot
Jenae – most likely to remember the Names of Their Co-workers’ Pets:
Kim – Most likely to rescue a kitten out of a tree
Whitaker – Most likely to invent a time machine
Michael – Most likely to become an international spy

Tell us a fun fact about yourself

Outside of work, you’ll often find me elbow-deep in home renovations. I am on a perpetual quest for the next home project.

Quote you live by

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

Would you rather always have to use a spoon (no forks) or only use chopsticks?

I would rather only use chopsticks, because I would improve my skills, and I’m not a big soup person.