Power Marketplace’s public service journalism 💙 Give Now

Michelle Mencio

Interim manager, financial planning and analysis


Michelle Mencio is the interim manager of financial planning and analysis for Marketplace. She does the numbers behind the scenes.

What was your first job?

I was a cashier at my family's market.

What do you think is the hardest part of your job that no one knows?

Keeping track of all the accounting codes. Every expense, budget and project has a unique code.

Fill in the blank: Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you ______.

Doughnuts. Who doesn't love doughnuts?

What’s your most memorable Marketplace moment?

One year we had a holiday decorating competition. My area decided to do a “Home Alone” theme. We were so competitive that we waited until 8 p.m. the night before the contest to decorate and even dressed up as the characters. Let's just say we won by unanimous decision.

What’s the favorite item in your workspace and why?

My G-2 pens. I like to think they make my writing look like a font.