Courtney Sukitch, an operations analyst whose versatile skillset lends itself to a range of projects in areas of technology, facility maintenance and training programs, has her fingers on the pulse of almost everything happening around Waldron.
“There are two types of people,” Sukitch said. “There are people that want to be totally knowledgeable in one subject, and then there are people who want to be knowledgeable about just about everything. I’m the person that picks number two, and that’s what I do for Waldron. Anything that makes Waldron go, I have a hand in it.”
Sukitch isn’t confined to one type of project, but rather her curiosity and commitment to making all facets of Waldron’s organization run smoothly have established her as a reliable and creative resource for her coworkers.
At least once a week, someone comes up to Sukitch’s desk to share a new idea with her. These are her favorite kinds of discussions. Instead of getting bogged down by the prospect of adding something new to her to-do list, she approaches these conversations eagerly and attentively, telling her coworkers, “Sit down and let’s see if I can make your idea come to life.”
With a new set of projects and challenges in store for her every week, Sukitch is constantly absorbing information in her operations research. She is currently working on a virtual reality project, and she recently spent several days researching methods of camera and microphone installation. Through all these topics, Sukitch engages in surprising and enlightening conversations with experts working both in and outside of her field.
Sukitch possesses a constant curiosity that has enabled her to continue learning new things every day and collaborating with her colleagues in ways that enrich both employee and client experiences, all while honoring Waldron’s values of innovation and services that simplify everyday life.
Let’s learn a little bit more about Courtney.
What would you say is the best advice you’ve received so far in your career?
“I think it’s the power of saying ‘I don’t know.’ It helps me become more informed, it helps me stay curious, and it helps me become a better employee holistically.”
Can you think of a mentor or someone who has made a big impact on your career, be it at Waldron or somewhere else?
“I can think of one that has influenced me both personally and professionally, and that’s my grandpa. He was one of those people that had such a zest for life. He was a very enthusiastic person and I think that’s where I also get my hunger to learn new things.”
What are some surprising things about you that people might not know?
“It would be surprising to learn that I train for a lot of races. I do Tough Mudders, I train for marathons, and I’m also an avid skier. I’ve been skiing since I was six years old and I’m kind of like an amateur ski instructor. I think I’ve taught about twenty people how to ski, so it’s something I’m very passionate about.”
What’s the next item on your bucket list?
“That one’s easy for me — it’s to go to Italy. I got married during COVID-19, so our honeymoon got canceled six times. But we’re hoping sometime next year we’ll be able to do our honeymoon trip there.”
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