Meet Maureen Paradine, Senior Vice President of Human Resources


Maureen Paradine, Senior Vice President of Human ResourcesWhat is your title and what do you do at 1-800-Flowers? How long have you been with the company? What do you like best about your job?
Senior Vice President, Human Resources. I have been with the company for 8 years. I enjoy the diverse aspect of my job which includes all areas of HR. Each day is different, but our overall focus is on providing our employees with a great place to work.

1-800-Flowers’ main mission is to deliver smiles. What about being a Mom makes you smile?
I smile when I see my son and daughter show compassion towards others.

My favorite Mother’s Day memory is delivering flowers with my mother and daughter a couple of years ago.

At 1-800-Flowers we’re all about creating truly original arrangements. What makes your kid(s) truly original?
My son is 14 and my daughter is 13, and they are complete opposites. He is more reserved and serious until you get to know him. She is outgoing from the time she meets you.

Since this is our special Mother’s Day edition of the Employee Spotlight, what do you love most about Mother’s Day?
I love spending the day with my mother and daughter. My favorite Mother’s Day memory is delivering flowers with my mother and daughter a couple of years ago. We did it 2 years in a row and my mom and daughter miss that short-lived tradition.

What is your favorite Mother’s Day gift from 1-800-Flowers and why?
Fields of Europe™ for Mom.

“MOM Means So Much” is our Mother’s Day motto. What about your mom means/meant the most to you?
I dont recall my mother ever losing her temper or punishing us growing up. She always seemed so calm, cool and collected. I dont know how she did it, but I admire her very much for it. She truly enjoyed, and still enjoys being a mother (and grandmother).

What is your favorite flower or plant and why?
I love blue hydrangeas just because they look so beautiful.

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