Marisa Hiatt

Marisa Hiatt

Consumer Marketing

MERS Goodwill

Marisa Hiatt's Biography

I have worked at MERS Goodwill for the past eight and half years at the St. Charles Career Center. I started my career with MERS Goodwill as a job developer. My experience and educational background was in Criminal Justice, as I was a probation officer before moving back to the St. Louis area. Not exactly sure what a "job developer" did, I applied for the job, interviewed and was offered the job. This truly changed my life. I found this to be the career for me. I was a job developer for two and half years before being promoted to Director of the St. Charles Career Center. The St. Charles Career Center now offers specialized programming for individuals on the Autism Spectrum and those who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and is now one of the larger centers in the organization. I am able to lead a wonderful team every day that assist individuals with all abilities to gain and maintain employment. I enjoy collaborating with employers and being able to create positive working relationships. I was a Member at Large for the MRA Eastern Chapter for one year in 2014, prior to having my children. I am now ready to take on more and become a Board Member. I actively participate in events held by MRA and have attended several annual conferences at the Lake of the Ozarks. I truly believe in this organization and would like to be part of the team that helps continue its growth and positivity in job seekers lives.