Audrey Hughey – Executive Assistant & Administrative Liaison to the Board
Bachelor of Science, Natural Resources/Geography, Ball State University
The organizational culture and daily teamwork towards the mission of Citizen Diplomacy. Each day is different. One day I have the honor of presenting a flag that flew over the U. S. Capitol to the eldest newest citizen at a U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana Naturalization Ceremony (she was from Togo!). The next day, I may be writing an SOP for the intern onboarding process, creating an orientation guide, or developing a weekly speaker program. I may support the CEO at a Board meeting or attend an Economic Club luncheon with clients and Board Members. Each day, I look forward to contributing to the mission and my team, large or small… everything counts in teamwork.
I got my passport before my driver’s license. I prefer my Geography without an itinerary, round trip tickets, guidebook, map, phone, apps, watch, camera, etc. Just go, Be. You never know what the tide might bring in. This is how I came to drive a train in Paris, hear Oscar Peterson play “Back Home Again in Indiana” at the Montreux Jazz Festival, romp in an open field with a tiger cub at the Beijing Zoo, bump into friends at the Audley in London, forcing me to share my birthday cake…well, you see what I mean! I think it’s a rare freedom found in those unexpected moments, the opportunity to walk this earth, present and unencumbered.