- Category: Notable Executive Assistants
- Number of years working in your current industry: 28
- Undergrad degree/university: N/A
Since 1993, Wendy Schley has been an asset and a positive influence at GRAEF, a Milwaukee-based multi-discipline, engineering, planning and design firm. She always ensures that the firm is productive and well cared for, coworkers say.
They say Schley’s helpful and collaborative working style makes her a trusted and approachable member of the GRAEF team. She often comes in on weekends or stays late to support teammates with complicated invoicing, onboarding employees, planning events, and making sure things are ready for the next business day.
When COVID-19 impacted where staff could work and meet, Schley made sure that everyone was prepared, comfortable and that potential issues were preemptively resolved. She volunteered to safely come into the office to practice/prepare for high-profile meetings so teammates could continue to work safely at home.
Schley notices when teammates are working long hours and will get them snacks and dinner so they can power through long nights. She also goes out of her way to make celebrations personal, especially for last year’s virtual holiday party.
“Clients often share that they want to work with ‘a Wendy’ In their office,” said Justyce Dixon, corporate communications lead at GRAEF.