Notable Executive Assistants: Kelly Hetherington

Executive Assistant, Walbec Group

  • Category: Notable Executive Assistants
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 32
  • Undergrad degree/university: Waukesha County Technical College and Lakeland College | AA Accounting and BA Accounting
  • Graduate degree/university: University of Phoenix | Master's in Business Administration

Juggling various tasks while keeping a team of executives on track is an important skill set that cannot be taken for granted. For the past 15 years, Kelly Hetherington has been using those skills to serve the leadership for the Walbec Group’s family of companies. 

“Her depth of knowledge, experience and willingness to go the extra mile enables her to provide the level of support our senior executives require. Requests come her way daily and she handles them with grace, accuracy and confidentiality. Hetherington’s superpower is her ability to bring harmony and positive solutions to teams.  She is a patient and empathetic problem solver you can count on,” said Kurt Bechthold, chairman and CEO of the Walbec Group.

“Kelly remains calm under pressure and carries herself with a positive attitude and willingness to always add value. She is highly organized and follows through with every commitment. Her unique talent is to anticipate the needs of the executive team before they even have to ask,” he added.

Hetherington also supports initiatives throughout the organization. She helped launch the Women of Walbec Mentorship program and the new Walbec Achievement Awards.

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