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Employee Spotlight – Katrina Dudzinska

Welcome to the Employee Spotlight

Mahoney Environmental is in its fifth week of our new feature called the ‘Employee Spotlight’. It’s our way to reflect on and draw positive attention to the most important assets  of Mahoney – its employees! A functioning business cannot function without a solid team in place, and we are extra proud of that team.

Twice monthly, an employee at Mahoney will be nominated and featured in this ‘spotlight’. This week we interview Katrina Dudzinska.

Thanks for your time, Katrina !

What is your role at the company? How long have you been with Mahoney, and what position did you start at?

K: My current role is Senior HR Manager. I started out as an HR intern in October of 2013 and I’ve held various roles in the HR department over the past 5 years.

How do you balance your career at Mahoney with family life?

K: I try to make time at least once a week for a date night with my fiancé and plan a vacation once a year. We love checking out new restaurants in the area and visiting new places.

What do you like most about Mahoney?

K: I enjoy interacting with all the employees whenever I get the chance, especially during Open Enrollment and other events.

What is on your wish list for the next five years at ME?

K: I would love to help organize more company events, such as picnics and other outings and travel to some of the outlying locations to get to know the employees who work there in person.

What has been your favorite project that you worked on here at Mahoney?

K: I’ve enjoyed working on many projects, but if I had to pick one it would have to be organizing and facilitating the manager training. I enjoyed all the discussions we’ve had during the training and I am looking forward to even more training opportunities this year.

What drew you to Mahoney when you initially started? And how has the company changed since then?

K: I was excited to work for a company in such a unique industry and to assist the employees throughout the various locations. The company has definitely grown over the past few years, and our HR team has expanded to include more individuals.

Before working at Mahoney, what was the most interesting or unusual job you had?

K: I worked in Volunteer Services at a forest preserve district, helping organize events such as forest preserve clean ups and tree planting.

Share your proudest moment since coming on board at Mahoney?

K: Being promoted to my current role 😊

Miscellaneous Questions (non-job related)

Do you have a favorite or inspirational quote to share?

K: “It always seems impossible until it’s done”- Nelson Mandela

Best vacation you have been on?

K: Denver in March of 2017. I enjoyed learning how to ski for the first time in Colorado.

If you could change careers right now, what would you choose:

K: Freelance journalist

Choose your Mr. Men/Little Miss, to describe your work personality? Your home life personality?

K: Little Miss Careful

Motto or personal mantra?

K: The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it.

If you were stuck on an island, what three things would you bring (assuming basics are provided for you)?

K: Bottled water, snacks, and a book

People would be surprised if they knew what about you?

K: I am bilingual in English and Polish.

Finally….three words that best describe you?

K: Polite, Helpful, Hard- working


Thank you, Katrina! We appreciate your contribution to this interview AND especially to all you do for Mahoney Environmental!

Want to nominate someone? Email the Director of Marketing directly to submit your nominations: [email protected]. Please title the email “Employee Spotlight Nomination”.

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