Notable Executive Assistants: Jan Mittelstaedt

Executive Assistant, Kesslers Diamonds, Inc.

Kesslers Diamonds can tell when something – or someone – really shines. According to her boss, Jan Mittelstaedt is a cut above the rest.

“She has proven time and time again that she is the solder that holds our 100+ employees together. We have the pleasure of benefitting from 50 years of Jan’s experience as an executive assistant, and her positive attitude radiates through every task she completes on our company’s behalf,” said Joe Gehrke, CEO of Kesslers Diamond Center, Inc. 

Mittelstaedt maintains and coordinates contract agreements, board presentations, and radio audits. She even ensures every employees’ dedication is recognized with an annual anniversary card in the mail. 

COVID-19 brought challenges to businesses in the past year. But while Kesslers was shut down as a non-essential business, Mittelstaedt helped manage relationships with the company’s radio station partners. She spent four to five months managing these relationships on a weekly and monthly basis while the business recovered from a two-month shutdown. 

“It was because of her relationships with these stations that the company was able to strike the right balance between supporting our partners and ensuring we would re-emerge from the pandemic with an eye towards the future,” Gehrke said.

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