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DIRECTV Busy Bees “Do a Job” on Local School

 

Two hundred of DIRECTV senior management staff from United States and South America swarmed on Westside Global Awareness Magnet School on Pacific, south of Washington, Wednesday afternoon for three to four hours and “did a major job” on it.

Mike White, CEO of DIRECTV located in El Segundo, said it was part of a 2-1/2 day annual senior management leadership meet that they were having this time at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica.   “We try to give back,” White said.  “The people working today are members of our senior management from the United States and South America.”

In those three to four hours these 200 executives, managers swarmed like busy bees around the school campus each wearing a blue shirt with a DIRECTV logo.  The two hundred shirts were in constant movement.  DIRECTV is all caps one enthusiastic worker explained.

These busy bees painted what needed to be painted, they painted murals, they created new murals and painted them, they mulched, they trimmed, they dusted and cleaned, they put privacy strips in the 8-foot high chain link fence.  Each person knew what he was to do prior to arrival in one of the four buses. The plan went into action when they got off the bus and three to four hours later it was done. There were 20 team leaders to coordinate it all.

Their goal was to provide privacy for the school by installing the strips in the 8-foot fence, clean up the landscaping in front and on the side, refurbish murals and provide new murals, clean the library.  With the landscaping cleanup they also made picnic benches and flower boxes.

Several people from LA Works worked in conjunction with DIRECTV to help coordinate the project and provide the art work for the murals.

“You can talk about team work but this was a team working together today,” said White to his 200-member management team that had gathered for a small, concluding ceremony.

White was presented with a banner by several school children that thanked DIRECTV.  White presented a $10,000 check from DIRECTV to Magnet Coordinator Dr. Craig Singer.

“You made us a better team today,” White told Dr. Singer.   “I know we all left a part of ourselves here today.  I know I left Mars here,” referring to the space mural with Mars on it that he had painted.  He added jokingly that his wife had instructed him not to paint out of the lines.

CEO of DIRECTV Mike White presents $10,000 check to Magnate Coordinator Dr. Craig Singer.

CEO of DIRECTV Mike White presents $10,000 check to Magnate Coordinator Dr. Craig Singer.

Students from the Westside Global Awareness Magnet School present a banner thanking DIRECTV.

Students from the Westside Global Awareness Magnet School present a banner thanking DIRECTV.

The benches were built as well as the planters and all were painted with preservative.

The benches were built as well as the planters and all were painted with preservative.

Poppies—new mural

Poppies—new mural

Orange Fish—new mural

Orange Fish—new mural

Poppies—new mural.  Landscape cleanup crew is in background.

Poppies—new mural. Landscape cleanup crew is in background.

Library books get dusted and shelves get cleaned.

Library books get dusted and shelves get cleaned.

Library entrance door gets scrubbed.

Library entrance door gets scrubbed.

Another library door gets scrubbed and the floor gets vacuumed.

Another library door gets scrubbed and the floor gets vacuumed.

Privacy strips get weaved into the chain link fence.  That is Mike White, DIRECTV CEO, on top of first ladder.

Privacy strips get weaved into the chain link fence. That is Mike White, DIRECTV CEO, on top of first ladder.

Comment (1)

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