Meet Alice O’Donnell, Vice President of Marketing, Massage Heights

Alice joined Massage Heights in February of 2015. She has broad experience in multi-unit franchising with national brands and has worked closely with Franchise Owners to implement marketing strategies, both nationally and locally. Alice sat down with us for a brief interview so that we could get to know the person behind the marketing powerhouse.

What attracted you to Massage Heights?

Throughout my career, I have been fortunate enough to have been recruited for the different positions I have held. Every opportunity that has come my way has been viewed through this lens: Is it the right move for my family? Does it afford me the opportunity to strengthen my knowledge of marketing to enable me to better serve as a leader long-term? What is the opportunity of the business that I am looking at?

The fact that Massage Heights is still a relatively young franchise was very appealing to me. Massage is an ancient practice, but in the past, it was viewed as a luxury. Now people are realizing that massage therapy has the ability to assist people at all stages of their lives. I love the product that we sell - health and well-being. In short, I fell in love with the culture, the business, and the company.

Where have you traveled?

I have mainly traveled in North America and the Eastern portion of the Caribbean. I love the Southwest and anywhere with an ocean and sand.

In your resume you mention that you like to run. Are you a competitive runner? If so, what are some of the competitions you have been part of?

I have run about a dozen half marathons and am currently signed up to run in the Rock-N-Roll San Antonio race.

What is the name of the last great book you read?

Sum It Up: A Thousand and Ninety-Eight Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective, by Pat Summitt and Sally Jenkins. The author is the all-time winningest basketball coach in NCAA history, recently diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's.

Are you married?

Yes, my husband's name is Doug (he's pretty amazing).

Do you have kids? If so, how many? Boys or girls? Ages?

I have one child. His name is Landis and he is 7 years old. (He's pretty amazing, too!)

Alice welcomes learning more about and working with every Massage Heights Franchise Owner. Please introduce yourself to her, whether in person or electronically. She can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).