Employee Spotlight

We are very excited to highlight one of our most valuable assets, our employees! Each month, get to know the HPC team in a fun new way.

Brenda McLaughlin Name: Brenda McLaughlin

Department: Finance

Title: Vice President of Finance

Primary work location: Olathe

How long have you worked at HPC? 

Since February 2016.

How did you get into your field of work?

I took an accounting class during my first year of college and it just “clicked” for me. So I changed my major and got degrees in Accounting and Finance.

Do you speak any other languages? If yes, which ones?

After two years of college Spanish, I can often understand conversations but speaking evades me. My husband is trying to teach me Norweigan.

Do you have a favorite quote? If yes, what is it?

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Ghandi

What values are important to you?

Compassion, empathy, accountability, responsibility and integrity.

What is something about you that would surprise people?

I’m the first member of my very large extended family to graduate from college. (I’m also the youngest grandchild)

Brenda familyWhat is on your “bucket” list?

I want to take a trip around the world and experience all the different cultures.

What is your favorite food?

I love cheese! Unless margaritas count as food…

What is your favorite movie?

“Sixteen Candles”

What is your favorite hobby?

Binge watching British TV dramas and traveling with my husband and sons.

Are you an animal lover?  If yes, how many pets do you have and what kind are they?

Yes. We have a very geriatric Golden Retriever, a tuxedo cat who thinks he is a dog and a very fluffy Siberian cat that loves to snuggle everyone.