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Get to Know GJM’s New Marketing Assistant

Courtney Haas Gilmore Jasion MahlerWe’re pleased to welcome a new marketing assistant to the firm. Here’s a chance to meet Courtney Haas in this Q&A.

Describe your role at GJM: My role at GJM as a marketing assistant is to bring positive attention to our firm. My job is to share information about who we are and what we do at Gilmore Jasion Mahler! My job duties include adding content to our website/social media pages, preparing proposals and materials for client meetings, assisting in coordination of our manufacturing roundtable events, overseeing promotional products, etc.

When did you start working at GJM? August 20, 2018

Why did you choose the accounting industry? I did not choose the accounting industry, the accounting industry chose me! I chose the marketing industry as a way to express my creative, outgoing nature. I chose to major in marketing knowing that I could use my knowledge and experience in various business settings.

What do you like best about accounting? I knew nothing about accounting marketing when I came on board. My position gives me an opportunity to use my creativity and I've already learned so much. The thought of finding something I’m passionate about and spreading the word to others seems second-nature. I never have been one to keep quiet, so when I find something I love, I want everyone else to know about it too! I enjoy creating new relationships as well as researching different ways individuals perceive information and doing my best to find the most successful outlet(s).

Are you from the Toledo area originally? If not, where are you from? Yes, I was born and raised in the Toledo area. I graduated from Springfield High School and am currently a senior at the University of Toledo, majoring in marketing and minoring in international business.

What do you like about living in Northwest Ohio? I love experiencing all four seasons. Just when we get comfortable with one season, another is on its way! I also love that we’re in a great spot to be traveling to nearby cities… Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh are all just a quick drive away!

Anything you’d like to share about your past professional experience? I previously worked at Midland Title, a local title insurance company. There, I worked as an escrow processor. My role at Midland Title was to work with various lenders to develop the closing disclosures for clients prior to closing on their property. After closing, I disbursed the file, wired funds, sent documents to the county for recording, etc.

Courtney Haas Skydiving Gilmore Jasion MahlerDo you have any pets, hobbies, family? I do not currently have any pets but that may not last much longer! I am the youngest of three in my family. I have two older brothers, Matt and Justin. My parents, along with Matt and myself live in the area. Justin lives in Pittsburgh which gives me a great reason to visit!

How do you like to spend your free time? Unfortunately the majority of my spare time is spent doing homework as I finish my marketing degree at the University of Toledo! Aside from that, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. Most of my long weekends are spent visiting friends in Cleveland, Pittsburgh or even Traverse City! I love to be as adventurous as my schedule and bank account will allow! My latest adrenaline rush came from a spontaneous sky diving experience!

Are you involved in any community organizations, do any volunteer work? I volunteer regularly for Acoustics for Autism. I am excited to be more involved in volunteer work through GJM!

What is something people may be surprised to find out about you? I just returned from a 10-day trip to Spain & Italy! I travelled to Barcelona, Milan and Rome through the College of Business at UT. While the trip was shorter than I would have preferred, I learned a great deal in those 10 days! Most importantly being the extent to which Italians worship wine and pasta – from that I’ve learned, I OBVIOUSLY have a little Italian in my blood! Truthfully, it was one of the most amazing, educational trips I have ever been on and I am looking forward to traveling in the future.

Established in 1996, Gilmore Jasion Mahler, LTD (GJM) is the largest public accounting firm in Northwest Ohio, with offices in Maumee and Findlay. Locally owned, GJM offers cloud-based accounting services and provides comprehensive services including assurance, business advisory, tax, risk advisory and healthcare management. The Firm’s professionals specialize in industries including construction & real estate, healthcare, manufacturing & distribution and utilities.