Try imagining Meryl Streep in a version of NBC’s comedy series The Office, snickering at Dwight Shrute as he demands his title is assistant regional manager — not assistant to the regional manager. That’s how Derren Johnson sees the dramatic version of her life playing out on screen. Of course, to really portray Johnson accurately, Streep would have to be skilled in walking clients through financial stress and keep a stash of hairspray with her — always. But at the end of the show, or the end of the day, Johnson knows that despite being a woman in a male-dominated field, she is doing what she loves to do. Not a bad role. Maybe someone should send her the script. To read the full Q&A with Johnson, click here. Here is a sample.
What is your greatest professional accomplishment?
I think my greatest professional accomplishment is still to come.