Hometown: Johnson City, TN
My jobs have always been in human resources, but as my career has progressed, I’ve become more of a strategic partner. I have to understand other issues and look at the big picture when I meet with our CFO, CNO and others within our organization.
Because we only attended class one Saturday a month, I didn’t miss my daughter’s soccer games or the times I needed to finish important projects at work. However, we were on campus and in class enough so that I got to know my classmates and professors. I knew the professors cared about whether we learned the material well.
Looking back over the last year, I feel like I’ve been given a seat at the table and I can really speak the language of those who work in other areas of Mountain States’ management. It was a lot of work, but I would do it all over again in a heartbeat because it was worth it.