Mary Hensgen and Kristina Fowle, executive assistants at Waukesha-based Husco International, work together to support Husco chief executive officer Austin Ramirez, Husco chairman Gus Ramirez and the Ramirez Family Foundation.
This is an incredibly dynamic and challenging job since it requires the ability to shift between being a traditional executive assistant, a personal assistant and a foundation executive assistant, according to Austin Ramirez.
“On any given day, Mary and Kristina are required to shift gears between scheduling meetings with politicians or CEOs, taking dogs to the kennel, planning a major corporate event, reviewing scholarship applications, scheduling board meetings, processing a multimillion-dollar donation or any of a thousand other tasks required to keep the business and family running smoothly,” Ramirez said.
Adding to the challenge is the fact that both Gus and Austin are constantly traveling and often managing multiple concurrent urgent priorities.
“When I ask Mary or Kristina to take care of an item, I can immediately take it off of my mental to-do list because I know it will be completed on time and with a high degree of excellence. This is a huge boost to my personal productivity,” Austin Ramirez said.