Staff Spotlight: Jennifer O'Connor-Neskey, Executive Education
Weatherheadlines sat down with Jennifer, O'Connor-Neskey, Director of Operations for Dively, to learn about what it's like working in Dively, her book recommendations, and her funniest cellular phone ring tone.
Q: What is your current job title?
I am the Director of Operations for Dively. My job responsibilities include overseeing conference services, administrative staff, human resources, and delivery of our Open Enrollment & HSMC programs. I’m also directly responsible for delivery of our custom programs.
Q: How long have you worked at Weatherhead?
I’ve been here for seven years.
Q: Where are you from?
I’m originally from Elyria, Ohio. I sometimes wonder why I am still in the area, as I really hate the cold weather -- I am more of a beach person! I am still here because of my family and friends. Plus, the longer you stay and get rooted the more difficult it is to make a move. Not to say I won’t ever leave…I am always checking out the West Coast and the Carolinas.
Q: What is the best part about working at Weatherhead?
I work with the most amazing group of people over here in Executive Education. We are friends and colleagues and I learn so much from each person both personally and professionally. It is so nice to come to work and laugh!
Q: What is it like to work over in Dively?
Everyday is different due to the number of programs we deliver daily and the diverse participants who attend our programs.
Q: If someone needs to find you throughout the day, what is the most likely place you are located?
Good question – I am usually in my office or upstairs in the classrooms. It all depends on what is going on Dively on any given day.
Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love to read. Two favorite books that I have recently read are My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult and Ghost Soldiers by Hamptom Sides. In addition to reading, I recently became hooked on the television show “Lost,” so every Wednesday I try to catch an episode. I also have a four month old Bichon Frise named CiCi; she is adorable and takes up much of my free time.
Q: In a movie about your life, which actor/actress would you choose to play your role?
I can’t imagine who would accept the part -- it would be a pretty boring movie!
Q: What is one surprising thing about yourself you would like to share with the Weatherhead community?
I used to have Brittany Spear’s “Toxic” as my cellular telephone’s ring tone!