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Anita Andres – HR Administrator / Accounting

WorkSmart seeks to build an enduring organization that helps our people and clients reach their full potential. With colleagues like Anita, we accomplish this mission.

Anita joined WorkSmart as part of the Accounting Team in 2013, and added HR Administrator to her role in 2014. Since then, Anita “has totally revamped WorkSmart’s new hire process, making the 1st day a great experience,” Ricky Ayers, WorkSmart CFO, explains. “Anita is a joy to work with and really champions WorkSmart’s unique culture,” he adds.

Colleagues describe Anita as “Effective, Kind and Efficient” noting her willingness to “chip in and help” and go “above and beyond” as a team player. According to Alexis Komondorea, WorkSmart Controller, “Anita’s contributions are material and meaningful. Her consistent commitment to her team is evident" in all that she does.

Known to seek improvement through learning, Anita's "hunger for growth emanates,” as Alexis put it.  Anita is also known for her thirst for Diet Coke, and keeps a stash at her desk as a backup for the ice cold supply in the refrigerator.

In order for you to get to know her better, we asked Anita a few questions. Here are her answers:/strong>

Hometown: Dorr, MI (southern lower Michigan – not Detroit!)
Favorite Beverage: Diet Coke
Any cool or "hidden" talents? I am pretty handy on a construction site
Favorite Hobby: Travel
Sneakers or flip flops? Flip Flops
If you could be any animal, what would you be? A dog like mine because he is terribly spoiled and has a great life
Favorite day of the week: Sunday, because that is typically family day
What do you wish you were doing right now? Sitting on a beach chair where it is 85 degrees, looking at the ocean
Do you play any musical instruments? Yes, the flute
Can you sing? Moderately; I sang in church choir for several years
One place you could travel to right now: I'm really ready to head to the Caribbean – St Croix, St Thomas, Jamaica would all work
At the beach, sand or water? Sand
What did you do growing up that got you into trouble? I am the baby so I was too busy tattling on my sisters for what they should not have been doing
When you have 30 minutes of free-time, what is your favorite way to spend it? What is free time?
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I would love to learn to fly an airplane
Words of Wisdom (or quote you like): "Don’t judge what you don’t understand"
Anything else you would like to comment on? Why do people put syrup on French Toast? That is not the real way to eat it...


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