By: Peggy Moore
Joan Burnhardt is the New business Supervisor in the New Business Department and has been with WFLA for 34 years. Learn a little more about Joan in our Employee Spotlight.
What has led you to stay at WFLA for more than 30 years?
Variety. Off 1:15 every Friday.
What is your favorite WFLA memory?
Winning the trip to Panama City, Panama, with the agents in 2012. This was my first trip out of the country and the first time I had to get a passport. I did use the passport again for a motorcycle trip to Canada.
What do you find most challenging and or rewarding about your job?
Hiring good people. The most rewarding is seeing them grow.
What activities do you enjoy doing outside of work?
In the summer I ride as a passenger on the back of my husband’s Harley alone or with others, vacation with bikers, fish, enjoy bird watching, especially the hummers, play cards with friends, ride bicycles with my grandchildren. In the winter, I like to ice skate, cross-country ski, sled and play in the snow with my grandchildren.
Tell us a little bit about your family.
I am married, have two stepdaughters and four grandchildren. I also have three siblings. My sister lives in Oregon and my two brothers live in South Carolina.
You are planning to retire in the next year. What plans do you have for retirement?
Do a little more motorcycle riding when the weather permits, enjoy my grandchildren more, visit my siblings, I’d like to take sewing lessons again, as they didn’t take the first time. I would also like to see a Broadway show.
Thank you Joan for 34 years of service! We look forward to the many stories your co-workers will share at your retirement party.