Crop Insurance Today May 2014 - (Page 48)
Jo Anne Baker Retires
Jo Anne Baker, "the voice" of NCIS, retired
from Novitex Enterprise Solutions the end of
February, and leaves NCIS' as our main receptionist. Novitex, Jo Anne's employer, has a
contract with NCIS to run the mail, copy and
receptionist services. If you have called NCIS
almost anytime over the last 10 years, you
most likely have spoken to Jo Anne.
"The most important, as well as most enjoyable, part of my job here at NCIS is greeting callers," she said. "I know many by name
or voice; and when members visit NCIS for
meetings, it's always fun putting a face with
that name or voice."
Jo Anne started working for Novitex (formerly Pitney Bowes Management Services) in
1998 and came to NCIS in October of 2004.
Along with answering the phones, Jo Anne
had many responsibilities many of us on staff
took for granted. She distributed the morn-
ing papers, ordered meeting room and break
room supplies and always made sure conference rooms were fully stocked and ready for
the many meetings held in the office.
"It was a pleasure having Jo Anne with
us for the past several years," said Jim Crist,
NCIS. "She gave new callers and visitors an
excellent first impression of NCIS, and provided excellent service to NCIS staff and our
members. We'll all miss Jo Anne and wish her
the very best."
Jo Anne and her husband Charles, who is
also retired, plan to fix up their home to sell
to relocate closer to their children. They have
two grandsons, Nolan, 9, and Liam, 3, who
they hope to spend even more time with, as
well as traveling.
"Charles and I are excited and ready for
the next chapter," Jo Anne said. "NCIS-it's
the best job ever! I will miss everyone and
visiting with the members I've gotten to know
over the years."
Congratulations, best wishes to Jo Anne!
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Crop Insurance Today May 2014
“...Where to now, St. Peter?”
2013 Year In Review
NCIS Celebrates Silver Anniversary
2014 Annual Convention Draws Record Numbers
Four Industry Stalwarts Presented Lifetime Achievement Awards
Dan Carothers Receives Outstanding Service Award
Kenny Shock Receives NCIS Industry Leadership Award
Tom Vetter Receives NCIS Industry Leadership Award
Committee Chairs Ready for the Year
Jo Anne Baker Retires Leaving NCIS
Crop Insurance Today May 2014