Spotlight: Amy Robertson
What drew you to Human Resources?
When I was young, I dreamed of becoming an architect. I love (and still love!) Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs. After high school, I studied Engineering Design and actually taught high school drafting for three years. While working for a startup as an engineering technician, I began helping out with payroll, benefits, and aiding other employees with their HR-related questions. I realized at that point that I enjoyed Human Resources more than Engineering and I decided to make the full-time switch.
What advice do you have for your fellow AgriSompo North America employees?
My best advice is to lead by example. Work hard. Be honest, with yourself and with your teammates. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it.
One of my favorite quotes comes from Winston Churchill. He famously said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” There will always be obstacles thrown in your path. It’s how you get through that counts.
I would also encourage everyone to find a way to be passionate about what you do every day. I have a niece and she’s a big part of why I work so hard. I want to show her that it is possible to not only succeed in what you do, but to love what you do.
What are your interests outside of the office?
My husband, Jason, and I are avid hockey fans (go Blues!). Our goal is to visit every NHL hockey arena in the country. COVID-19 obviously interrupted our plans for this year, but I’m hopeful we can make plans for a new trip soon. I also enjoy home renovation. I often work with my step-dad, Jeff, on remodeling and woodworking projects around the house. We’ve even built custom furniture together.
I don’t have too many “lazy” days, but when I do, I enjoy streaming tv shows. I’m currently working my way through Ozark and Schitts Creek. As for music, I’m a true 80s/90s kid. I listen to a little bit of everything, from Journey to Carrie Underwood, and from Five Finger Death Punch to Tupac Shakur.