Notable Office and Operations Managers: Diann Balke

Class of 2022

Diann Balke has been with JP Cullen since 2007, starting as the office receptionist. After just two days with the company, she immediately applied for the administrative assistant role for the estimating team. In 2013, Balke became executive assistant for JPC’s vice president, Larry Rocole, and now, Shannon Metoxen, division manager. In addition, Balke served as the vice president of JPC’s support group through December 2021.

In her current role, Balke completes executive assistant administrative duties and reviews contracts and organizes office operations and procedures. 

She also has a role in onboarding new employees and training project teams on using Microsoft Teams when the company needed more virtual meetings and collaborative tools. 

“I have had the honor of working alongside Diann for many years. During that time, I found Diann to be enthusiastic about the work that she does. She has made the work personal for her, and it shows. She genuinely wants to help all those around her, personally and professionally,” said Wendy Booth, executive assistant for JPC’s industrial division.

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