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NEW MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

NEW MEMBERSHIP SPOTLIGHT

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GLA ALA WELCOMES...

SHELLEY WISSOT
KATTEN MUCHIN ROSENMAN LLP

What is your job title and how long have you been doing this?

Administrative Services Manager / Local Event Coordinator
5 years
Have you done something different before this job that might be interesting
to share?
Prior to joining Katten, I was working as the operations & marketing director for a green building company. We specialized in building with insulated concrete forms (ICF) on the envelopes of buildings rather than using 2 x 4 lumber.
We did a tremendous amount of rebuilding helping survivors of the 2008 Tea Fire and 2010 Jesusita fires in Santa
Barbara. It was extremely rewarding helping the survivors rebuild homes that were lost while also rebuilding with the
'greenest' and most environmentally friendly materials. I learned a great deal about what it really means to 'be green'
and was proud to be a part of this movement in construction.
Is there a career or profession, other than your own, that you have always
wanted to try?
I always wanted to be a writer of children's books. I am still hopeful that this can come to light as one of my daughters, already a veteran 2nd grade teacher, shares the desire to write a book (or books) with me.
Share something about yourself that most people would not know:
I was kissed by Elvis in 1971 at a concert in Las Vegas - yes, I really was! I still can feel it, and remember it vividly,
but few believe me!
The best advice I received from a coworker or peer was:
Although over a long career of listening to words of wisdom from
my peers, I will never forget the advice given to me by a close friend
when I began my run with green building. As I nervously ventured into
this career, my friend assured me "it is powerful to be a beginner". I
remembered this each time I entered a meeting where I felt nervous,
unsure and defensive about not knowing what I thought I should know.
Describe your management style and why it works for you:
I am a strong believer in teamwork and organization. I have regular
meetings with my team to discuss timelines and goals and also do my
best to keep them organized by keeping a list of projects and deadlines on a large white board in my office which they are to check each
morning. It's up to them to list what they need to do and when it needs
to be done.
What advice would you give someone entering the legal administrator field?
I would offer 3 items:
1. Take good notes, listen to your superiors and pay attention to how
they handle complicated and unusual situations;
2. Try not to take anything personally;
3. Stay in your lane.
In my spare time I like to:
Spend time with my 5 grandchildren - the truest joys of my life!

GLA ALA Leadership Exchange I Spring/Summer 2018

I have returned to the legal
administrative world after being
out of it for several years after
my previous firm disbanded.
I cannot begin to express my
heartfelt gratitude to Tanya
Russell for bringing me back into
a world I truly enjoy and allowing
me to share many experiences
with her (GLAALA meetings and
events are one). Tanya has been
both a mentor and a great friend
and I feel blessed to be working
with her - especially at the
'twilight' of a long career.



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