Each year, we recognize employees who have reached milestones in their careers with us. In 2020, we have three employees who will achieve a significant number of years with us:
Robin Peckman began her career with Barton in 2005. She has served in our Policy Production department in her 15 years with us, and she has learned many of the functions in that department. When you enter our office, Robin is the first friendly face you will see, and she typically keeps a bowl of candy available for visitors and employees alike. She and her husband have a son and a daughter, and they have three grandchildren. You might find her outside doing yard work or reading a good book on her days off.
Pam Mark has also spent 15 years with us, and she has just a few more days of service than Robin. She began by working in our Scanning department, and then she moved on to Accounting. Several years ago, we moved her to Policy Production, and there she has remained. Pam also sits near our front door, so she will be happy to help you if you stop by. She lives with her husband on their farm, and she likes helping out around the farm when she can. They have a grown daughter. When the farm doesn’t need her, you will probably find her sewing or working on a quilt.
Linda McKay is our longest serving employee, and she hits a big milestone this year: 45! When she began as a billing clerk in 1975, she probably couldn’t have imagined all the changes that would come during her time at Barton. Much of her career here has been spent in Personal Lines Underwriting, which is where you will find her today, after a few years as the Director of Policy Production. She and her husband have a daughter and a son, and they have two grandchildren. She and her sister also run a bakery across the street from our office, which gives us a great excuse to have cupcakes, cookies, pies, and cheesecakes whenever we need to celebrate. If she has spare time, she likes to spend it with the grandchildren, always reminding them that “what happens at Grandma’s stays at Grandma’s!”
We are thrilled to have each of these ladies on our staff, and we are grateful for the years they have given us.