Meet Mary Stavale, Contract Administrator

Business Unit and Job Title

I am a Contract Administrator in the Accounting & Finance Department.

What does your job entail?

95% of my job is focused under Intelli-Hood® in which I bill all invoices, collect on any past due accounts, process lien releases, and review/negotiate any contract that comes in.

Currently, I’m also reviewing T&B’s contracts. Along with other accounting functions.

What is your personal philosophy?

I always say the classic, “peace, love and happiness” because I think that pretty much covers it all.

Peace, meaning that you should have good intentions towards others.

I understand the love part to mean, don’t be judgmental. Look at everyone with a good heart and take care of each other.

The happiness to me means you’re focusing on the positive, working towards what needs to be done in your personal or work life. If you’re focusing on the negative it’s just going to distract you and it will take you twice as long to accomplish your goal.

Just be a good person. ?

What did you do before coming to Melink?

I’ve been at Melink for about 2 months now, prior to that I have over 12 years’ experience being a Contract Administrator for 2 different companies.

What is your favorite aspect of working at Melink?

I could tell just from my interviews that this was a company unlike any other I’ve worked for. During the interview process the leaders expressed how Melink has an open door policy and values any feedback or suggestions. Two months in and I’ve witnessed this several times.

What do you like to do in your time off?

I love the summer, although I don’t get a chance to do it very often I love to kayak on the Little Miami or Brookville River. I have a black lab/boxer named Jet, he is my baby and loves to go kayaking too. I also enjoy taking him for walks, discovering new trails to go on and I play sand volleyball.

Tell us something that might surprise us about you.

I don’t separate my laundry according to color. It all goes in 1 load and I’ve been doing laundry like this for 18 years. Shhhh don’t tell my mom!

What are you most proud of?

In my early 20’s I started working in a bank call center which taught me a lot about how mortgages, loans, and lines of credit worked. When I was 22 I started thinking it might not be that crazy to buy my own home as I was already tired of renting, and at 23 I purchased the house which I’m still living in. I took my time and did a lot of research. It’s the best decision I ever made.

What are your hopes for our industry?

I hope that one day more builders/companies will see the value in going green.

Do you collect anything?

Dog fur… No matter how many times I vacuum it never goes away and I’m ok with that.