Welcome to our Valor Employee Spotlight series! In this edition, we’re thrilled to introduce Mackenzie Dougherty, Executive Assistant. Mackenzie is a vital member of the Valor family and we can’t wait for you to learn more about her!
Background and Experience
Before joining the Valor team, Mackenzie honed her skills in the world of academia, graduating from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. Her professional journey began in the classroom, where she dedicated herself as a teacher for 1st and 4th graders. This experience in teaching was invaluable, equipping her with exceptional organizational and communication skills that have been crucial in her role at Valor. Mackenzie’s tenure in education required her to wear multiple hats, a challenge she met with enthusiasm and high energy, seamlessly transitioning these abilities into her varied responsibilities at Valor. Her ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and her innate problem-solving skills have made her an indispensable part of the team, enabling her to provide superior support not just internally, but also to Valor’s diverse mineral management & oil and gas operator clientele. This unique blend of experiences has shaped Mackenzie into a versatile and dynamic professional, perfectly suited for the multifaceted demands of her current role.
Role at Valor
Mackenzie, as the Executive Assistant to Valor’s President of Oil and Gas, Matt Autry, plays a role that extends far beyond the traditional responsibilities of managing his schedule and travel accommodations. Her involvement in the company encompasses a wide range of operational aspects, particularly in nurturing a vibrant office culture. Mackenzie is the go-to person for planning and organizing office events, from parties to birthday celebrations and work anniversaries. Her organizational skills and keen eye for detail were also pivotal in the recent renovations of the Valor office, where she played a significant role in enhancing the workspace. Additionally, Mackenzie is instrumental in the onboarding process for new employees, ensuring a smooth and welcoming transition into the company. Known for her proactive and hands-on approach, she is always the first to volunteer for tasks, regardless of whether they fall within her official job description. Her willingness to step in where needed, combined with her dedication to fostering a positive office environment, makes her an invaluable asset to the Valor team.
Outside the Office
- Outside of the office, Mackenzie is a passionate A&M football fan, having attended every home game this past season 2023, showcasing her unwavering team spirit. When not at A&M football games, she can be found attending other sporting events and concerts, or daydreaming of traveling to her favorite spots – Hawaii and the Cayman Islands. She also cherishes spending quality time with her family, friends, and beloved dogs Jax and Charlie.
Mackenzie’s favorite dish is fajitas, and when it comes to finding the best in Fort Worth, she swears by Paloma Suerte and The Original as her top go-to spots.
What Mackenzie Loves Most About Valor
“The opportunities afforded me at Valor include the excitement of learning a new industry and the experience and responsibility of solving some of our business challenges. I have had a chance to contribute to Valor during a time of unprecedented growth of the team. The support of my colleagues at Valor has made my transition from the primary education space easy and rewarding.” – Mackenzie Dougherty
Mackenzie is a remarkable example of the talent we have here at Valor. Stay tuned for more employee spotlights to learn about the incredible individuals who make Valor a great place to work!