Jessica McClure is our Compliance and Ethics Director. She works across the company to make sure there are processes in place to help the company follow regulations and laws.
1️⃣ What do you enjoy most about the work you do?
I love that I get to work with so many people across all our divisions within Ho-Chunk, Inc. I get to talk to a plethora of the most interesting people. My role provides a support service. I really enjoy that part of my job.
2️⃣ How have you been able to grow personally and/or professionally since you started?
I’ve been with the company for a year. I’ve been able to attend some very interesting trainings and have even obtained my Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional credentials.
3️⃣ What has been one of your favorite projects so far, and why?
It’s hard to pick just one compliance project! I say that half joking, but some days I think to myself, “I cannot believe they let me read about all these laws and regulations, and then I get to tell people about them. That’s awesome!” To me, it’s like a fun puzzle to solve. I like learning about which laws apply to our organization and how they impact our business processes.
4️⃣ What do you like to do outside of work?
I am always planning out my next travel adventure. Next on the list is Winter Park, Colorado and then, hopefully Maine.
As far as volunteering goes, I believe it’s important for people to exercise their fundamental right to vote, so I have volunteered as a poll watcher for the past few elections.
5️⃣ What is something about you that might surprise people?
I wrote a book about wine tasting and pairing, and I self-published it on Amazon. I didn’t sell very many copies, but it was fun seeing something I wrote available for purchase on Kindle.
6️⃣ What has surprised you about working for Ho-Chunk, Inc.? Or what insights or advice would you give to someone who is thinking about applying to work here or recently started?
I’d tell them to really investigate all the businesses and roles available, and then just go ahead and apply to their favorite. We do so much here that there is something for everyone. It would be easy to find your perfect fit!
7️⃣ Do you have anything you’re looking forward to or have you done anything fun or interesting lately?
Going to water parks this summer!