Ann Roberts Observes Three Years with the ADK Team
March 13, 2020
ADK is celebrating Ann Roberts as she celebrates three years as part of the ADK team. Ann was originally brought on board as an associate, and now holds the title of Director, Marketing and Research. “There are no formal job descriptions, so it is a ‘learn as you go’ experience but I always keep in mind that my efforts bring value to the organization. I found my niche in sourcing talent for our recruitment projects and discovered I enjoy that aspect. It allows me to connect with candidates and learn something about each one. My previous experience on the agency side was in the space all around human resources, recruiting, retention, talent acquisition and employer branding. However, I had never directly sourced for talent. While that is still what I ‘do’ with ADK, I am more involved in the marketing and research role to help ADK promote and market consulting services, new services, update the website and expand presence at conferences to name a few.”
Ann’s favorite part of being on the ADK team is exactly that; being on a team. A true team. “There was one other employer in my past who was able to create a true ‘team‘ environment where we all worked toward a common goal of creating solutions for our clients. All input was welcome and encouraged, there was open communication, collaboration and camaraderie. We celebrated our accomplishments as a team. I have come to realize that it all starts with the leadership of the organization. ADK has created that same environment.”
When discussing this past year, Ann says that it has been challenging in many ways due to COVID. “I have taken advantage of the opportunity to pursue professional certifications, explore and participate in leadership programs in my local community, complete many projects at home and most importantly, reconnect with family and friends.”
As for pets, Ann and her husband have a long history of owning dogs from Golden Retrievers to Cocker Spaniels and now they have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that they rescued. “She is a joy and such a happy soul.” One of Ann’s other hobbies is long distance running. “I have completed 25+ marathons and two ‘ultras’ (forty-five and fifty miles respectively) with a third ultra-distance of fifty miles planned in December 2020.”
Here’s to many more years with ADK, Ann!
Read more about Ann here.