by Dennis Sullivan
April 30, 2014
Developing an employee wellness program will be one of Maggie Platter’s first duties as the village’s administrative assistant/human resources supervisor, Village Administrator Tom Durkin said today.
Durkin said the program, encouraged by Crete’s group health insurance plan, is part of a general trend to head off unhealthy habits that may contribute to illness and injury — and related insurance claims.
(High School sports fans may recall that Platter distinguished herself as a Crete-Monee senior in 2002 South Inter-Conference Association East playoffs, hitting four home runs for the Warriors during a game against Rich South.)
Platter’s human resources experience in her current job as finance manager of the Joliet Job Corps Center should also be useful in “realigning” village staff roles, Durkin said.
He said Platter will also be involved in expanding the village’s presence on social media, calling her “a bright young woman with a very bright future.”
Mayor Mike Einhorn introduced Platter at Monday’s village board meeting, noting there were 600 applications for the position, which has been expanded from the previous role of administrative assistant.
Einhorn said Trustee Mark Wiater and Village Administrator Tom Durkin pared the initial 600 applications “down to a manageable number.”
Einhorn and Wiater then attempted to select the best candidate, but became deadlocked, he said, crediting Trustee Holly Milburn with helping “to move us off dead center.”
Platter holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
In addition to her more than three years with the Joliet Job Corps, she worked five years with a small CPA firm in Hinsdale.
Durkin said the financial background gave Platter an edge in the selection process, but won’t be a significant part of her job.
“It’s just another resource if a finance question comes up,” he said.
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