Fearless Friday! How Well Do You Know Bobby Whittingham?

Mark Parrott / February 24, 2017

At The Fearey Group we believe everyone has a story to tell. As a firm that has been around for more than 36 years, we understand where we came from has strong bearing on where we are. So, what stories currently make The Fearey Group a leading independent public relations and public affairs firms in the Pacific Northwest?

Each Friday we will shine the spotlight on one person at The Fearey Group. We will ask them the questions to help them share their stories and give insight into what makes our firm fearless.

For this week’s installment of Fearless Friday, we shine the spotlight on Bobby Whittingham—account coordinator with our Professional Services and Real Estate team.

If you had a time machine, what point in the past or future would you visit and why?

Bobby Whittingham: Growing up, I was very religious. Currently, I am not really a practicing catholic, but I would go back to the time of Jesus to see if all the Bible hype is real.

If you could live in any sitcom, which one would it be and why?

BW: I think it would be Entourage, 100 percent. Entourage is the American dream: you are a movie star and the squad is living off your successes. What more could you ask for?

If money were no object, and you had a month to travel, where would you go on vacation and why?

BW: I have always wanted to backpack around Asia. Japan is at the top of my list for destinations I want to go to.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

BW: My greatest achievement in life would be breaking the barrier from my family company and pursuing my passions. My dad, my grandfather and his grandfather didn’t pursue their passions. As much as I love the family company, I wanted to go out and do my own thing.

What would you most like to be remembered for when you are reminiscing about your life in your old age?

BW: I want to be remembered as somebody who is trustworthy, someone people can go to for anything and as somebody who can deliver their promises. I want to be remembered as someone who is willing to go above and beyond to deliver—like my mom always says, “under promise, over deliver.”

Who was your favorite elementary school teacher and why?

BW: My favorite elementary school teacher was my social studies teacher, Mr. Evers. He was so engaging, you could just tell how passionate he was about history. He would put together these elaborate skits by himself and have background music to help teach us about people like Alexander the Great and Attila the Hun. He just made it so engaging and so interesting that it will stick with me forever.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done in your life?

BW: The craziest thing I have ever done in my life is move out to the west coast because my family roots are in Chicago and nobody really broadened their horizon. Not really that crazy, but I hope to grow that list in the next few years.

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Mark Parrott

Production Assistant

Mark comes to us after having recently graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Communication and an emphasis in Public Relations (GO COUGS). The course work required for his degree triggered his desire to pursue a career in public relations and provided him with extensive knowledge of the industry. Prior to The Fearey Group, Mark worked as a server for two years during college where he learned first-hand the importance of multi-tasking, time management, as well as relationship building. His customer service expertise and go-getter attitude make him an invaluable asset to our team.

In his spare time he enjoys playing with his dogs, Tucker and G, in addition to cheering on the Mariners (as painful as that may be).