Although the agriculture industry and our products/services may change over the years, one consistent factor remains; our employees are one of the most important ingredients in our recipe for success. Through our Employee Spotlight Blog Series, learn about the people who make up the Stutsman team. Meet Staff Accountant Samantha Worrell! She’s been on our team since 2013 and handles the accounting for Stutsman Logistics and Stutsman Transportation!
“Samantha is a very dedicated financial resource to the transportation segments of our business. From early in her tenure with the company, Samantha took ownership of all accounting aspects of Stutsman Logistics and provides superb support to the rapidly growing brokerage business. In her responsibilities, Samantha regularly exemplifies many of the company’s core values. Often, we see Samantha enthusiastically Take the Lead for initiatives like paperless invoice processing, electronic 1099 reporting, and presenting various financial reporting tools to the company’s leadership. Samantha Values Collaboration through regular communication with individuals in both transportation companies. This includes giving timely data, recognizing and reporting out issues, and working with truckers on their invoicing payment questions. Her hard work keeps our highly dependent cash flow business operating correctly financially!” – Scott Syzmanek, CFO.
What is your background?
I’m from West Branch and went to college in Nashville. After three years I transferred to the University of Iowa. This is my first job after graduating!
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I’m very close with my family and we spend a lot of time together. I’m especially close to my twin sister, we’re almost always together!
What do you consider to be the most rewarding part of your job?
I love problem solving, so every time I can help someone fix something or find an answer to their question, it makes me happy. Thankfully, that happens just about every day!
What is someone random most people don’t know about you?
I’m good with makeup and love doing it! I’ll occasionally do my friends’ makeup for special events.
If you had to eat the same food for the rest of your life what would it be?
If you were stuck on an island what 3 items would you bring?
My makeup collection, twin sister, and a Mexican restaurant!
What would be the title of your autobiography?
Always the Truth – No B.S.
What’s on your bucket list?
I’d like to ride in or drive a racecar. I like to go fast!
What has been the biggest change in the industry during your tenure here?
The biggest change for me was that I didn’t know much about it before I started working here. I learn new and surprising things all the time, which is great! I don’t want to stop learning or be bored.
If you had to be a product you work with, what would it be and why?
I don’t work with a lot of products, but I’d say a calculator since I’m always right! 😉
What is your favorite thing about the ag industry?
The people! There’s a straightforward, “what you see is what you get” attitude that inspires trust.
What Stutsman Core Value means the most to you and why?
Exceed Expectations. I think of an expectation as the bare minimum. It’s expected and nothing more. Exceeding that minimum is a concrete way of showing you care and value what you’re doing.