Millennium Magazine_10th Ed

138 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine GOVERNMENT AND MILITARY Always desiring to better himself, Erik A. Pina never liked the idea of settling for something less than what he deserved. Possessing a strong, diligent work ethic, he lives by the example of serving others as he would serve himself, and throughout the course of his career, he has never taken a step back within either his personal or professional life. Since 2019, he has excelled as the supervisor of customer service for the United States Postal Service in Portland, Oregon. Among his notable achievements, he is especially proud of coming up with innovative plans to create a more efficient work environment, particularly as it has related to the layout of office space. Prior to commencing his career with the United States Postal Service, Mr. Pina served WinCo Foods in several capacities, including as a produce worker and working his way up to the position of manager. Civically involved as well, he spends his spare time volunteering for the Vietnamese community in Oregon. Above all else, he desires to promote the idea that young individuals who are either just entering the workforce or are in entry-level and above positions are sparks for positive change in the everchanging professional climate. Mr. Pina emphasizes that young individuals in work-related environments often have diligent work ethics, which are reflected in their job performance; however, these work ethics are seldom recognized by executive authorities. He would like to spur a positive change in the perception of younger workers. As a testament to his success, Mr. Pina has received several accolades for his work, including being recognized as an Exceptional Employee by the Postmaster of Oregon. A member of the National Junior Honor Society, he notably graduated from high school with enough credits to recognize him as a college freshman. Looking toward the future, he intends to experience the continued growth and success of his career, being promoted to a manager and move beyond the City of Portland. Millennium Magazine Featured Listee ERIK A. PINA SUPERVISOR OF CUSTOMER SERVICE United States Postal Service Portland, OR