Teresa Wolfe, Newest Honoree of the Wichita Business Journal 2020 Class of HR Professionals
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Teresa Wolfe, Manager of Human Resources (“HR”) at Kansas Heart Hospital (“KHH”), was one of twenty-five individuals who were recognized and honored by the Wichita Business Journal for their selection to the 2020 Class of HR Professionals at an awards luncheon held at the downtown Wichita Hyatt hotel on February 20th, 2020.
Celebrating with Teresa were her husband, Ian, son, Jacob and various family members as well as Margaret Anderson, Joyce Heismeyer, Steve Smith and Greg Duick M.D. from KHH. Earlier in the month Teresa received a ten year employee service award from the Kansas Heart Hospital acknowledging her length of service as well her outstanding contributions to the hospital.
Prior to joining KHH in 2010, Teresa previously worked at the Klenda Austerman Law Firm as well as Hawker Beechcraft and Intrust Bank. A graduate of Emporia State University she also has an advanced master’s degree in human resources management.
In the Wichita Business Journal article from February 21st, Teresa shared her advice for individuals wishing to pursue a career in human resources. “In new employee orientation I show a video and talk about attitude and loving what you do. You spend so much of your awake time at your job so make it something you love doing.”
Teresa reports to and works with Steve Smith, CFO. He commented that Teresa is an “unbelievable asset to KHH and a great person.” Joyce Heismeyer, COO, added, “She is an outstanding HR leader who is in touch with every employee at Kansas Heart Hospital.”
President and Chairman Greg Duick M.D. further elaborated, “She is the “go-to” person for our employees, taking a personal interest in each and every person, respecting their privacy while at the same time guiding employees through difficult times of personal and work-related issues.”