Title: Associate Professor of Library Services, Assistant Chair of Technical Services
Company: Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library
Location: North Baldwin, NY United States
An educator and an information specialist, Melanie Freese has dedicated more than 45 years to sharing knowledge with others. She started her career as an elementary school teacher on Long Island, NY, in 1967, but found her true calling in the Swirbul Library of Adelphi University in 1972. She served the institution for 11 years in a variety of roles, including assistant to the social work librarian, assistant to the acquisitions librarian and biographical searcher, reserve librarian, and circulation assistant. Currently, Ms. Freese parlays her experience into her positions as an associate professor of library services and assistant chair of technical services at the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library of Hofstra University. There, she uses her expertise in children’s literature and education material to catalog a variety of materials for the curriculum materials center.
Title: Industrial Engineer
Location: Hackettstown, NJ United States
Renowned as an industrial engineering expert, Kristen Toepfer parlays nearly two decades of experience into her role with UPS. She has served the package delivery company in a variety of positions over the years, but ultimately found her niche as an industrial engineer. Ms. Toepfer prepared for these endeavors by completing numerous training courses. She looks to further her career through her current pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts in business administration.
Company: Deadline Data
Location: Fallbrook, CA United States
For more than two decades, Jeannie Hathaway, the owner of Deadline Data, has specialized in working with small entrepreneurs whose businesses have grown too quickly to keep up with customer demands. Her company’s aim is to help proprietors, entrepreneurs, and small business owners become successful by allowing them to focus on core business activities rather than support functions that consume valuable time. Throughout Ms. Hathaway’s work week, she operates as an independent contractor and handles various responsibilities for each client, including payroll, accounts payable and receivable, event calendars, and applications. The slogan of her company is ‘Never miss a deadline with Deadline Data.’
Title: Managing Director
Company: Sabiha Hadi Consulting Ltd.
Location: Altrincham, United Kingdom
A multilingual business owner, Sabiha Hadi is renowned for her expertise in management accounts, financial accounts, and statistical analysis. Her business constantly seeks to deliver a professional, honest, and straightforward approach that not only offers the highest level of service, but also strives to stay at the forefront of an ever-changing marketplace. Thus, Sabiha Consulting Ltd, a management consultancy that provides services in the accounting, finance, health care, technology, and transport sectors, is uniquely positioned to provide clients with the solutions necessary to move their companies forward.