I am VOA.
I had a window when I first started, over in the Broadway building.
When I interviewed at VOA, I was so nervous. I had to start all over after 23 years at my previous job managing call centers. So, I went to Everett Community College, got my Associate in Technical Arts degree, and took a class in accounting.
I saw an ad and applied, and I started as the Accounts Receivable Specialist at VOA on May 29th, 2007. When the Accounting Department moved over to the Lombard building, I got these big windows that look out onto California Street.
In February of 2016, our Controller Jenn promoted me to Revenue Accounting Specialist, but I had to move to the other side of the office. She felt bad that she took my windows away, so she gave me this one of the ocean.
I was just promoted to Contract Compliance Manager, and I’m staying here, with these big windows. But we’re growing, so I’ll need to share my office, which is just fine.
I love the people. Everybody seems to be always in a good mood. And, I love what we do.
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After 15 years in VOA’s Accounting Department, Kris Stannert was recently promoted to Contract Compliance Manager. Her story appears here as a part of our #IAmVOA campaign.