Mary Ann Durkin
Executive Assistant to Dr. John M. Daly
Temple University School of Medicine
I have been Dr. Daly’s Executive Assistant since 2003, shortly after Dr. Daly came to Temple. It has been eight years now since Dr. Daly hired me, and it seems like only yesterday that I met him for the first time.
I won’t lie to you, being John Daly’s assistant wasn’t always easy. Dr. Daly is very demanding, and there were days that I didn’t love my job, but there were more days that I did love it. Working for Dr. Daly is never boring. Every day is an adventure. He expects us all to work as hard as he does, but the thing is that he makes us want to work that hard.
Saying thank you doesn’t seem like enough, so I would like to offer an Irish wish for Dr. Daly.
Thank you, Dr. Daly.