Staff Spotlight: Susan Mendoza
This Familiar Faces Friday, we are introducing Susan Mendoza. Susan is our Executive Assistant. Learn more about her role, what she likes to do in her free time and how she connects to the programs we offer at United Way of Lake County (UWLC)!
When did you start working at UWLC?
I started on July 1, 2017.
What is your title and role?
My title is Executive Assistant. In my role, I support the President/CEO, providing a wide range of administrative services that contribute to the achievement of United Way’s mission and vision.
What made you want to be a part of this organization?
After many years of working in the corporate sector, I was happy to find a job that would allow me to live with a purpose. I enjoy that my work at United Way of Lake County gives me the opportunity to give back to my community.
Which of UWLC’s programs do you connect to most and why?
Most recently, I took advantage of “My Free Taxes” which is a key initiative managed by United Way. The program provides free federal and state tax preparation and filing assistance, both online and in person, to individuals and families with household incomes of $64,000 or less. I always wait until the deadline to file taxes because I dread the process and I usually end up giving part of the refund away to a tax professional. I am so glad I used this program. It was so easy to file! The process took less time than I thought, and best of all, it was free.
What is your favorite part of your job here?
Working alongside great people who are passionate about the work United Way does for the Lake County community.
When you are not at work, what kinds of things do you do with your time?
I love spending time with my family, including my fur babies. I enjoy traveling, catching a movie and going to ball games. In the summer, I look forward to local concerts, fairs and Six Flags.
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