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Friday, March 19, 2010

Shauna Yearling returns to Pinnacol Assurance!

Pinnacol is pleased to welcome back Shauna Yearling, one of our most recent 'boomerangs' (an employee who left Pinnacol but then returns). Doretha Jones, our intrepid HR reporter,  recently had a chance to catch up with her to chat about her decision to rejoin the company.

Shauna first joined Pinnacol in 1993 as a Records Tech after being referred by Sheryl Lolmaugh. She enjoyed working for Pinnacol and held several positions including Administrative Support, Contract Coordinator, Medical Claims Adjuster, and Claims Rep. Shauna’s desire for change and to explore other employment experiences led to her decision to leave the company in 2003.

Shauna took 3 months off to spend time with family and friends and to work on some projects around her home. Then she accepted a position as a Risk Manager with the Gilpin Casino and Lodge Casinos in Black Hawk. The Gilpin and Lodge Casinos expanded her job responsibilities which would have included traveling to their other locations across the country. She worked for the Gilpin and Lodge Casinos for approximately 18 months. She enjoyed the job but not the commute, so she left in 2005.

Tired of a long commute, she accepted a job within walking distance of her home. She worked as a Paralegal for Cairns, Nemechek & MacGruder LLC for a little over a year. Then she was referred by a friend to Centrix Financial Services, a sub prime auto company, as an HR Generalist. After she was employed for 6 months, the company filed for bankruptcy. Shauna returned to the legal field in 2007, as a Litigation Paralegal with White & Steele. They are primarily involved with insurance defense. She remained with them until she returned to Pinnacol.

Shauna saw the Legal Secretary position posted on and decided to apply. She rejoined Pinnacol as a Legal Secretary in September 2009. She enjoys the job duties of a legal secretary and she is very excited to have returned to Pinnacol. Shauna likes that Pinnacol is a good company with good benefits and that it has a great  environment where people respect each other. She also appreciates the flexible schedules that are available to employees and in comparison to other companies she has seen thinks Pinnacol’s level of technology is superior. The company’s commitment to volunteerism through its Pinnacol in Action program was also important to her.

Shauna enjoys reading mysteries. Two of her favorite authors are James Patterson and Agatha Christie. She likes to visit the Art Museum, Colorado History Museum, Colorado Museum of Nature and Science. She likes to take walks with her 2 dogs, Sparkie, a Shih Tzu, and Red, a Chihuahua. She also likes to be around her family and friends.

Since Pinnacol has such a supportive environment for education, Shauna would like to return to school and continue to work on her educational goals and pursue some of the insurance certifications/designations.

Welcome back Shauna!

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