Manager of HR and Organizational Development, Government Finance Officers Association
What was the very first paying job you held (that you paid taxes on)?
What was your: undergraduate institution? Graduate institution? What was/were your degree(s) in?
University of Iowa and Drake University BA in English and Law Degree
What class(es) (if any) are applicable to your job today?
Writing courses; law courses
Do you have a work or life motto? What is it?
“I imagine a world where people wake up every day inspired to go to work and return home at the end of the day feeling fulfilled by the work they do, feeling that they have contributed to something great than themselves.” Simon Sinek
What book are you currently reading? Would you recommend it?
Leadership On the Line (Ronald Heifetz) Yes
Other than ELGL – do you belong to any other professional associations? Which one(s)?
SHRM, IPMA, TD, Association Forum
What’s the best networking advice for job seekers you’ve heard or shared?
Find a mentor then be a mentor.
What’s the fastest way to NOT get a job or internship with you? (e.g. what should potential applicants avoid doing if they were to ever interview with you for a position).
Generic letters and resumes
Why should an undergraduate student consider a career working in local government?
Because local governments impact communities and communities influence how we live, how well we live.
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I’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love my job. Other things I love: local government, my family, my dog Michael Jordan, sandwiches, naps, books, and skee-ball.