Annette started at FIPCO in 1997 as a software trainer. After several title and responsibility changes along the way, her final role at FIPCO was director of software support and training services. She was involved in marketing, minor software programming, www.fipco.com changes, liaison to the FIPCO Software Users' Committee, overseeing conference planning, conducting sessions, running software demonstrations, coordinating the FIPCO Focus e-publication, and answering software support calls.
Annette shares, “Many changes have taken place since I started in banking in the late 1970s, having worked at two small-town banks prior to starting at FIPCO – from calculating loan payments by hand and filing checks to stuff in monthly statements. Through the years, I’ve met so many wonderful customers and have always enjoyed getting to know them better on support calls and during conferences. FIPCO’s past and current Software Users' Committee members also hold a special place in my heart for all the great input and guidance they’ve given FIPCO. My co-workers here mean a lot to me, and I will miss seeing them every day.”
Annette is excited to be able to set her own schedule, which will include playing her ukulele, volunteering at schools and a local hospital, working on the many crafts that have piled up, traveling, and spending more time with family, especially her grandchildren.
FIPCO and WBA staff wish Annette the best in her retirement. She will leave behind a great legacy, coworkers who see her as family, and customers who have become friends. As a farewell gift, Annette would like to tell one more of her iconic jokes: "I would like to start competitive kite flying in retirement, but I’ve heard there are too many strings attached!"