Congratulations to Lauren Leventhal for her recognition as Employee of the Quarter! During the quarter, Lauren provided needed support in areas that further the agency’s partnership with key community stakeholders. Some might argue that these tasks fall within the scope of Lauren’s job responsibilities. However, Lauren consistently went above and beyond in the speed and thoroughness with which she responded to varied requests on her time. She came through even when such demands were made on her at the last minute, and while she was already working on existing projects. She often put in long hours and engaged individuals within and outside the agency to find solutions to existing and emerging problems, often refusing to give up the process of troubleshooting until she found a resolution to the problem.
Lauren’s persistence and commitment to researching a myriad of options over the past year resulted in successful completion of several projects including the website update, and phone and cable transition. She often stayed late to ensure that processes that impact staff across the agency are working effectively and efficiently. She also continued to put her skills in IT and desktop publishing to support the agency’s philanthropic efforts while also supporting individual staff projects.
Lauren’s creativity, willingness to learn and apply new skills, use of initiative in solving problems, and strong work ethic make her a valuable asset to staff and other stakeholders.