Meet Minburn Communication Staff: Patricia Cornelius
Joining Minburn Communications in March 2008, Patricia (Pat) Cornelius wears many hats as the company’s Accountant and Office Manager. Her primary responsibilities include the implementation and administration of the financial and accounting systems including budgeting, financial reporting, investment, and shareholder management. When not wearing her accountant hat, Pat oversees the management of the office supplies and equipment. And when wearing her phone headset, she has been referred to as a drive-up food window attendant and kindly grins, “May I take your order?”
Pat has a great sense of humor. “Of course, I love working with numbers, but I also really enjoy working and having fun with the staff; I think of them as family,” she says.
Family is very important to Pat. Outside of the office she is a dedicated wife to Jim, her wonderful husband of forty-five years, their four children and seven grandkids. “I love to sew and mend clothing when asked from the children or grandkids. Who could turn down a granddaughter’s need to fix her unicorn with a broken thread and loose stuffing?”
Reaping a harvest from their garden and canning their produce is also a favorite hobby along with enjoying the outdoors with their dog, Caesar, and five horses.
“Did you know I am retiring next August?” Pat asks. “I love to go camping and plan to do a lot more after my retirement.”
Yes Pat, you and the countdown calendar on your desk remind us often. But until then, we will enjoy still having you onboard to keep our books in line and our morale high.