On Thursday, July 18, 2019
Q&As with JoAnn Hamman
JoAnn, what does a typical day look like for you at AHT?
As the Invoicing Clerk at the Burton Ave facility in Waterloo I’m usually spending 70% of my day creating invoices. I also have several other accounting duties and assist with Quoting & Shipping. Because I enjoy learning as much as I can about AHT, I wear several hats some days.
Prior to AHT, where did you work and how has that helped you in your role today?
The most recent position prior to AHT was with Rabo AgriFinance (Rabobank). In the 15 years of working there I’ve been fortunate to work in several different areas of the company providing me with a wide range of knowledge (Accounting, Collections, Credit, Sales & Reporting).
When you’re not working, how do you like to spend your free time?
For 37 years my sport is shooting pool. Especially in the past 10 years I have acquired several friendships and acquaintances from playing in league and at state tournaments. I even met my husband while shooting pool.
AHT’s Core Values are Service, Teamwork, Integrity, Professionalism, Passion and Loyalty. What core value resonates with you the most?
Although it’s hard to pick one, I would say Service is what makes the business what it is today. I don’t hear my co-workers say “it’s not my job”…we make sure the job is done.
You have referred at least one person to work at AHT (cough, cough Jen Lassen). In your opinion, why is AHT a great place to work?
Jen and I met 10 years ago because of our love of pool. She has heard me speak highly of AHT and how I love my job. I refer to the people I work with as my “work family”. So it wasn’t hard to encourage her to apply when the HR Coordinator position was created.
What is one thing that people may not know about JoAnn Hamman?
“Empathy” is my highest CliftonStrengths.
Now, a series of quick random questions:
- Favorite Movie or Book: When Harry met Sally and any true story.
- First Job: Washing dishes at the Janesville Café at 14.
- Favorite Food: Mexican
- First Concert: Chicago
- Favorite Quote: “Surround yourself only with people who are going to lift you higher.” - Oprah Winfrey
- Pets: 2 Miniature Dachshunds (Missy and Boo)
- If you were a super hero, what would your power be? To see the future
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