As the Office Manager at BDS Financial Network in Medina, I believe that my 30 years of Human Resources experience helped to set me up for this role. I began my career in 1983 at National Engineering & Contracting Co. in Strongsville, OH in the accounting department. I worked my way up through the ranks to Payroll Manager/Equal Employment Opportunity Officer. I spent 21 ½ years at National Engineering working with some great people and mentors that are still part of my life today.
I left National Engineering and the construction industry in 2004 and joined the hospitality industry. I went to work for Boykin Management in Cleveland, OH. I was the Director of Affirmative Action where I was responsible for AA compliance at all of the 30 plus hotels that we owned/managed across the country. I spent a couple years in that role before I moved to the position of Director of Human Resources at the Cleveland Airport Marriott in Cleveland, OH. After a year in that role, the hotel was sold and management of the hotel was taken over by Marriott International Hotels. At that time I assumed the role of Performance Development Manager, which was a brand new role within Marriott International. I was responsible for training and development at the Marriott managed full service hotels in the Cleveland area.
I left Marriott in 2013 and went to work with my husband, Paul Miller, as an assistant at Raymond James & Associates. I spent a year working at Raymond James learning the financial industry. I left Raymond James in 2014 to help care for my mother who was ill. I spent the next two years helping to care for her along with taking care of our home and our six children as some were completing college, some joining the military and eventually going out on their own.
When my husband decided to open his own financial office in 2016 I knew I wanted to be part of it. I’ve brought to our business my HR experience, payroll experience, accounting experience and strong communication skills.