Meet Your PartnerShip Team – Laura
07/17/2015 — Leah Palnik
Laura has been working for PartnerShip for over 17 years. As one of our most seasoned staff members, she’s seen it all and knows how to make sure everything runs smoothly. Want to get to know her? Read on to see what she has to say.
What do you do for PartnerShip?
I am the Operations Manager at PartnerShip. I am responsible for the management of services and processes that support the core business of the organization, as well as management of all events and meetings for employees, vendors and visitors and making sure all events and meetings run smoothly.
Tell us about your family.
My husband and best friend, Steve, and I are high school sweethearts. We met in High School and have been inseparable ever since. We have three amazing, gorgeous, intelligent, and all around fantastic children! Gabby is a junior at The University of Akron and plans on being a lawyer. Tyler is a sophomore in High School who plays the Tuba in the marching band, runs track and cross country. Hannah is in 7th grade and is a cheerleader. We are also raising our nephew, Robert, who is a freshman in high school. We also have two dogs, Leroy and Missy....who are just as much part of the family as everyone else!
What do you like to do in your free time?
I love hanging out with my family and friends, watching my kids in their extra circular activities and running. We like to have a weekly “family night” where we just hang out at the house with the kids and play games or watch movies.
What’s your favorite 90s jam?
Anything New Kids On The Block!
If you could have dinner with anyone alive or dead, who would it be?
My sister, Kym. She passed away 5 years ago and I would love the chance to sit down and just talk with her again. Tell her everything that has happened since she passed and let her know how her son is doing.
If your life was made into a movie, what would the title be?
Life is a present, appreciate it!
What is one of your proudest accomplishments?
My children, of course! Also, last year I ran my very first (and last!) full marathon. It was pretty hard, but definitely worth it.
What was the best vacation you ever went on?
My first trip to Vegas. It was with my husband for our anniversary.....and it was the most amazing vacation we’ve ever had. We spent every day seeing the sights, walking, talking and just spending quality time together. The entire week was perfect in every aspect.
What do colleagues say is your best quality?
I’m a very good listener. I like to think I give pretty good advice, too!
What do you like the most about working at PartnerShip?
The people! We have the most amazing group of people at PartnerShip, who truly care about each other. It is like having a family away from your family!