HOST Team

 

About the HondaEngage HOST Team


Shelsa McEntee-Smith  |  Greg DeJaynes |   Makenzie Johnson |   Sharon McDaniels


Shelsa McEntee-Smith
shelsa_mcentee_smith@ham.honda.com

Though she would really like to have a more worldly past, Shelsa McEntee-Smith was born and raised in Ohio, attended Capital University majoring in Communications and Musical Theater (in Ohio) and has worked in marketing positions in the retail, hospitality and professional sports industries since graduation, focusing on graphic and web design, copywriting, event coordination and social media (all in Ohio). She started with the Honda Engage team assisting in the coordination of conferences, events and reward trips for the HondaEngage department, including new technology and social media initiatives. She now manages training for Honda suppliers throughout North America.

Shelsa currently resides near Marysville (Ohio) with her husband Ryan, their daughter Ianna, and son Kelby.

Dying for some random Shelsa facts? Good. I knew you were.

  1. Shelsa has skills like Hendrix. Seriously. She’s a lefty!
  2. Her other shirt is a cape. Yes, she’s a working mom and that certainly holds true, but she really likes superheroes. Marvel characters in particular. Her favorite, by far, is Deadpool.
  3. She’s a study of antipodes. She loves being outside camping and canoeing with her family equally as much as hunkering down with a good video game. She enjoys shooting sports, but doesn’t enjoy meat. :p She likes scuba diving with her sister but has an obsessive love/fear of sharks. She’s also terrified of spiders. And math. (Though last I checked those weren’t antipodes.)

Greg DeJaynes
gregory_dejaynes@ham.honda.com

Being an Army brat growing up I had the opportunity to live in Europe (West Germany) for three years. I lived predominantly in the United States from the west coast to the deep south. So if you listen closely you can probably hear a southern drawl! I graduated from Western Kentucky University (Go Big Red!) where I received my bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design.

 

Makenzie Johnson
makenzie_johnson@ham.honda.com

Makenzie graduated Ohio Northern University (Go Bears!) in May 2019 with a degree in Business Management / Human Resources. After completing her internship with Honda in 2018, she knew it was where she wanted to be. She bought a new Civic the same week she was offered her first position at Honda in Corporate Communications! She joined the HR & Engagement team in August 2019 and now offers support for the CAN program as well as Honda Supplier Training.

“I love that at Honda, and especially in this group, I have near constant opportunities to challenge myself and learn something new. I love working with people and there are no better people to work with than this team and our suppliers!”

When she’s not at work, you can find Makenzie (Kenzi) trying out a new winery, reading one of her hundreds of books, or spoiling her dog, Leo. “I am always looking to try something new. I love finding new activities I enjoy, whether it be as simple as learning to crochet or as exciting as underground zip lining!”

Sharon McDaniel
sharon_mcdaniel@ham.honda.com

Sharon McDaniel began her Honda career as a contractor in December of 2014 and later hired on as a permanent associate.  Primarily she has supported both Honda’s Circle Assistance Network (CAN) conferences and North America Bloc (NAB) conventions with venue selection, event planning and coordination, executive liaison duties, reward trip planning, communications, and more.

Prior to joining the Honda team, Sharon worked for a Honda supplier, which is why she finds it so rewarding to work in supplier support.  She understands and is responsive to the supplier’s needs.

Sharon’s strengths as a skilled negotiator and relationship builder have garnered her recognition awards, as well as the respect of internal and external colleagues.  Her passion and unrivaled organizational skills are put to good use supporting all areas of supplier support.  Currently her focus will be supporting the CAN program and assisting HOST as needed.

Some words that best describe Sharon are professional, detailed, and focused.

Sharon is married to her high school sweetheart Clark.  Their adult son is currently pursuing a career as a mortgage analyst, but his other gig lies in the sports broadcasting industry, which is his lifelong passion.  The pandemic increased their family by one with the addition of a tiny Yorkie puppy they named Moxie Mae.