Meet the Ascedian: Colleen Noonan

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What makes Ascedia special? Our people! Every week, we'll introduce you to a member of our team so you can get to know us a little better.

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Colleen Noonan – Account Coordinator

MY TYPICAL WORKDAY

I am always doing and learning something new. I am lucky to work with a variety of different clients, which makes every day different. 

HOW I CHOSE MY CAREER PATH

In high school, I dreamed of being a pediatric nurse but in college, when the time came for me to give a baby a shot, I was traumatized. I immediately changed majors and ended up gradating with a degree in Spanish and a minor in business. I had no idea what I wanted to do so I started to work a variety of jobs while looking for a full time job. When my sister decided to move to Chicago, it opened up an opportunity for me to join the Ascedia team.

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING AT ASCEDIA

My favorite thing about working here is the people. My sister worked at Ascedia, and Dan and Tom were my neighbors, so I knew it was a good group of people who would be fun to work with and would help me grow professionally. 

EDUCATION

Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska

HIGH SCHOOL MASCOT

Knight

FIRST JOB

Lifeguard

BEST PIECE OF CAREER/PROFESSIONAL ADVICE I'VE RECEIVED

Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.

PERSONAL HERO

My mom.

FAVORITE MILWAUKEE HANGOUT

Screaming Tuna on Sundays and Mondays for half off rolls, or Camp Bar – they are dog friendly.

LAST BOOK READ

Pretty Girls – if you like suspenseful mysteries, read it!

PERSON I'D MOST LIKE TO MEET (LIVING OR DEAD)

Amy Schumer

FAMILY

My mom, Reenie, two brothers, Pat and Big Boy, and my sister, the one and only Keely Noonan.

WHAT I DO IN MY SPARE TIME

Playing with other people’s dogs or puppies.

SECRET TALENT

I am a dog whisperer, and I give a mean belly rub.

MOST MEANINGFUL ACCOMPLISHMENT

Being a full-time employee.