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PEOPLE IN H&S On a chilly December morning in 1948, a tall, blue-eyed young lady from Ann-ville, Pennsylvania, emerged from the Lexington Avenue subway in the New York financial district. She was new in town and was somewhat confused by the rush of the crowds, but she inquired her way to 67 Broad Street. An employment agency had directed her to Haskins & Sells ("the name didn't mean a thing to me at the time") where a receptionist was needed. After an interview with Wilmer Green, and another with Harry Earl, the office man- Dorothy Wendel ager, Dorothy Kreamer got the job. Now she is known by her married name, Dorothy Wendel, to many hundreds of H&S people in all parts of the country who have met her at meetings, or talked with her on the telephone or exchanged letters with her. In her time she has in some way had a hand in hiring or processing the personnel records of the vast majority of people now connected with the Firm. To all who have come into direct contact with her, the essential Dottie Wendel is compounded of a gracious manner, a pleasant, sympathetic voice and a winning smile. Yet for all her warmth she is a thorough professional, who can make the yes-or-no decisions with dispatch. As several people close to her attest, if anyone was born with the right temperament for personnel work, Dottie Wendel is one. Among the partners responsible for personnel administration who have seen her develop have been Ed Lang, now in Newark, Robert Steele, in the Executive Office international department, and Larry Walsh, now partner in charge of the Philadelphia Office. Since last October Dottie has taken on new duties as an assistant to Irwin C. Rust, EO partner in charge of personnel administration. She relieves him of much of the work in executing personnel policies, especially where an eye for detail is critical. Her present position represents a logical progression from the duties she had been handling since 1952, when she left her EO receptionist's post to go into administrative work. Through the years since that time, Dottie's responsibilities steadily grew with her capacities. Among other things, she has interviewed hundreds of applicants for clerical positions with the EO, and made the first determination as to whether or not they and the Firm would do well together. She has administered typing tests, followed up references submitted by applicants, seen to the administration of salary increases, collated the reports from all states on CPA examination results, and in general followed up the paperwork relating to hundreds of human beings. Through it all her watchwords have been: Get It Done, Do It Now, Keep It Current and, above all, Get It Right.
People in H&S: Dorothy Wendel
Green, Wilmer Lewis
Earl, Z. Harry
Rust, Irwin C.
Foye, Arthur Bevins
Queenan, John W.
Haskins & Sells. Executive Office
H&S Reports, Vol. 08, (1971 spring), p. 18-19
|Source||Originally published by: Haskins & Sells|
|Rights||Copyright and permission to republish held by: Deloitte; Photograph by Roy Stevens|
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|Collection||Deloitte Digital Collection|
|Digital Publisher||University of Mississippi Library. Accounting Collection|