Woman of the Week: Kim Lemke

Caroline  -  Apr 28, 2014  -  No Comments

Here at Executive Elements, we like to feature fantastic women we think you should know. Some of these women are clients, some are friends, some are women we’ve only just met. But they all have this in common: they are dynamic, interesting gals who have agreed to share with us their insights and secrets to success.

Kim Lemke

My Current Job/Company:
Huntington National Bank – Manager, Electronic Disputes AVP

My Birthdate:
5/31/74

My Work:
I manage a team of colleagues who research and resolve customer initiated electronic disputes for Debit Card, Bill Pay and ACH transactions. I love what I do and am passionate about driving change and colleague development.

My Passion:
My family, my faith, my friends, my community, Juvenile Diabetes, and my job.

My Family:
Rob (Supportive Husband), Connor (son – 16), Alex (stepson – 25), Tyler (stepson – 22)

My Hero:
My dad. He taught me about hard work, respect and values. He did what he had to even when it wasn’t easy.

My Escape:
Travel – anywhere with a beach.
A good book I can’t put down.

My Pet Peeve:
People who say, “that’s the way we have always done it.” Migraines.

My Indulgence:
French fries and chocolate.

My Roots:
Loving. Strong. Resilient. Compassionate. Surrounded by Family. Great friendships.

My Future:
One day at a time, active, and fulfilling.

My Quote on Life:

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” –Henry David Thoreau

My Accessory:
Earrings – I always have them on. My husband!

My Advice to Young Women:
I like Sheryl Sandberg’s advice: “Be more open to taking career risks. At a certain point, it’s your ability to learn quickly and contribute quickly that matters.”

In my 22 years at Huntington, I have been in many roles in many areas. I love to learn new things and I love a challenge. My diverse experience helps me be successful in my leadership role.

How I Balance it All:
I’m not sure I do balance it all, but I do the best I can and make changes as I go. I have a great support system in my friends, family and coworkers. I practice good time management and maintain a strong focus on work-life balance.

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