Q: What is your career and education background?
Tammy: I worked at Purdue University for about six years in the Office of Research Administration and in the business office area. After that, I came to IUPUI and have worked here ever since. My bachelor’s degree is from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue, with a major in business and a concentration in finance. I later earned my master's in public affairs from SPEA while I was working there.
Q: What was your first job?
Tammy: My dad was a pharmacist, and he owned his own store. So as far as I can remember, he ‘employed’ us to dust and straighten shelves. My first real job was working as a bookkeeper at a local drug store in West Lafayette, then I went on to work at Purdue.
Q: What does your job involve day-to-day? How do you contribute to the Kelley mission?
Tammy: Every day is different, but I am responsible for the fiscal operations of the school as well as the oversight on the human resource side for staff. I contribute to the Kelley mission by facilitating the financial workflow through the systems which enables others to do their jobs.
Q: Will you share a surprising fact about you?
Tammy: I was a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House for 23 years.
Q: What is your greatest accomplishment so far at Kelley?
Tammy: I have been a part of the team for some of the major renovation projects in the school. Getting those completed successfully gave me a sense of accomplishment.
Q: How do you spend your time outside of Kelley? Will you share a bit about your family with us?
Tammy: I mostly read, knit and spend time with the family. I have been married to Mike for 37 years and have two daughters, Kaley and Cortnee. Last March, I had my first grandbaby, who, of course, is adorable and a joy.
Q: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Tammy: Start early saving for retirement, so that you can enjoy it once that time comes around.