Ashley Foate: Team Player

Emily Torgerson  •   December 12, 2018

For administrative assistants, it’s important to have a friendly telephone voice, stellar organizational skills and to always look the part, as they’re typically the first face visitors see. At National CooperativeRx, that person is Ashley Foate. Ashley has been with the Cooperative for almost two years and has enjoyed every minute of it.

“I’ve always been good at solving things, whether it be puzzles, Rubik’s Cubes or other people’s issues,” says Ashley. “With my job, it’s important to have patience and a flexible schedule to accommodate the staff.”

Ashley supports the director of operations and is an excellent resource to all staff, while maintaining our customer relationship management database, communicating important member information via mailings, assisting with billing and rebate information and planning internal company events.

“One of the best parts of my job is assisting with event planning,” says Ashley. “I like expressing my creative side and getting feedback from the staff on what they enjoy doing.”

The Cooperative is lucky to employ someone like Ashley who approaches each day with a smile, positive attitude and sense of humor. Ashley feels the same way. “When you’ve worked at multiple organizations, you know a standard work environment compared to an exceptional one. I can honestly say I’ll never find a company that treats their employees better than National CooperativeRx — they offer phenomenal opportunities,” states Ashley.

When Ashley has time to focus on herself, she enjoys being active by canoeing, downhill skiing and mountain biking, winning second place in her category last summer at the Wisconsin Off Road Series. She also has a love of craft beer, which recently translated to a part-time bartending job at Wisconsin Brewing Company.

Click here to see the newest (and cutest) addition to Ashley’s household!