It’s easy to take the monthly company lunch for granted, but there’s actually a lot of behind-the-scenes work that goes into each one. And for that, we have HR programs and retention employee Leanne Harter to thank.
As vice president of human resources Rob Robichaud puts it, Leanne’s ability to move and adjust keeps events such as the company lunch something to look forward to.
“Every company lunch offers employees a moment to celebrate with one another,” Robichaud says. “Many items behind the scenes are never seen or known, but they are what makes the difference between an average lunch and an awesome, memorable experience.”
One of the reasons company events turn out to be so fun is Leanne’s ability to view from an often-unique perspective what the celebrations should be.
“Leanne is a risk taker,” Robichaud says. “She steps beyond most people’s ideas of normal and finds a way to be creative. She really thinks outside the box when it comes to celebrating our employees.”
Leanne, who has been with Western Window Systems since June 2015, also excels at partnering with vendors and providers to make the company’s parties go off without a hitch.
“She is one of a kind and works beyond the limits to provide the best company experience for all,” Robichaud says. “She has raised the bar in all areas of company experience.”
Congratulations to Leanne Harter, Western Window Systems’ office employee of the month for September.
Learn more about Leanne Harter by reading her Q&A:
Where are you from?
Huntington Beach, California.
What song best sums you up?
“Hit Me With Your Best Shot” by Pat Benatar.
What is your favorite sport to watch or play?
What are your hobbies?
Cooking and baking, crafting, organizing, volunteering, throwing parties, collecting seashells.
Who do you look up to or admire?
Where do you most want to travel but have never been?
The cruise ship that goes around every Hawaiian island.
If money were no object, what would you do all day?
Enjoy my awesome beach house.
What is your favorite family recipe?
Mom’s beef stroganoff.
What’s your favorite movie?
An Officer and a Gentleman.
What is your biggest success up until now?
Caring for my three beautiful daughters.
What’s your favorite part of working at Western Window Systems?
Having the freedom to be creative and work autonomously while still being engaged in our cohesive work environment.
What is one fun fact about you that almost no one knows?
I helped restore the 1965 Mustang that I used to own.