Today’s Member Spotlight features Joan Hassler, an administrative support professional with 25 years of experience in finance and other business sectors. She currently works for Wells Fargo in Charlotte, North Carolina. Joan Hassler holds a M.S. in Banking from Mercy College and B.S. in Business from the College of Staten Island.
Two interests I share with Joan are membership in Toastmasters International and planning administrative training events.
Joan Hassler, PMP, Senior Administrative Professional, Charlotte, NC
Experience: 11+ Years in Administrative Support
Greatest Professional Strength: Includer. Wanting to make others happy and providing what I can to make their job easier, also being involved and sharing.
Current Professional Priority: Organizing a training conference for admins in the Charlotte, NC area.
Interested In: Co-Mentoring.
Meeting Preferences: No preference.
Location: Charlotte, NC, United States of America
Where I’m From
I began my career at Blue Cross Blue Shield. Other companies I worked at were Federated Investors, Airborne Express and J.C. Penney. Prior to joining the Wells Fargo organization, I worked for the Boy Scouts of America Supply Group. I also worked for TIAA in their Charlotte location for the Finance Actuarial Team, and for their New York-based Asset Management Team.
Where I’m At
My goal is to continue my educational journey via networking and attending professional events. My hope is to share my knowledge with others and, at the same time, continue learning from them.
I’ve met so many people by networking and I have found that the information shared can be valuable. I had a few people in my life that were inspiring to me, never had a go to person (mentor), yet I was able to tap onto the inspiration/knowledge that has allowed me to always want more and share more.
Where I’m Headed
I am at a plateau, coming up to retirement in 3 years. However that doesn’t mean I want to stop learning. It means I want to start helping others and continue learning from others as well. I invest in myself every year by going to a conference, taking free or low cost training when available, attending Toastmasters Meetings, and now I’m attending Project Management Institute local meetings since I received my PMP. Sometimes things do get in the way, however I never stop looking for that next networking or learning opportunity.
What I’m Most Passionate About
I started college late and found the importance of enhancing my knowledge. To this end, I have been an active VIP client/participant in Office Dynamics International training programs and conferences since 2010. I am also an active member of Toastmasters International, a non-profit educational organization focused on helping its members develop communication and leadership skills.
For fun, I love to travel, scuba dive, take photos, dance, and watch football. I make sure not to mix scuba and fishing, though: the fish should have a fighting chance! I also love just sitting reading a book – mostly romance or mystery – for hours at a time.
Each year I participate in an annual Alzheimer’s’ walk in support of those who have the disease. You see, my mom has Alzheimer’s. She is at the point of not knowing who her children are, yet she is happy. The chances of getting the disease have increased for members of our family, and I hope to at least make a difference towards the cure.
I have lived in Charlotte with my husband Ray since 2013. We are both from New York City, and have been together for 36 years.
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