Location: Sparks, MD
Years in role: 11
Years at company: 11
Hope R. Huster
GROWTH CHAMPION: “Overseeing new business projects from a financial aspect, implementing stronger internal controls and being more involved in the day-to-day aspects of the business has allowed me to understand every aspect of the agency,” says Hope R. Huster, CFO at Harvey Agency. “This has improved the estimating process [and led to greater] profits, increased efficiencies and improved employee morale.”
QUICK TIP: “As long as you are curious and do what you love, the rest will fall into place.”
STRONG RELATIONSHIP: Huster’s relationship with Harvey Agency’s CEO is one of openness, honesty, respect and trust. They discuss issues and concerns, and listen to what the other party has to say, knowing they will not always agree. “We have the same desire and goal to ensure the continued success of the company, personally and professionally,” says Huster.
ABOVE AND BEYOND: Huster has ensured internal controls are in place to eliminate or minimize the risk of fraud within the company. “These controls have proven to be successful,” she says.