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Olson marks 25 years at Edward Jones

 

Sherry Olson is celebrating her 25th anniversary with the Brookings’ Edward Jones branch this week.

Olson, the senior branch office administrator, was hired Nov. 5, 1986 as the first business office administrator when Bill Hahn opened the first Edward Jones office in Brookings.

 

“When I was a little girl, I wanted to be an executive administrative assistant,” Olson said. “So it was kind of like fulfilling my dream.”

At the time, the office was located at North Gate Plaza next to Dan’s Photography.

When Olson was hired, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 1,923. (It currently moves around the 12,000 figure.)

She also worked with a Burroughs computer system  that required the use of number codes that had to be memorized, and received transparent microfiche films to look up client statements when she started.  Olson worked for Hahn for 15 years until his retirement in 2001. She then worked with Don Sparlin until he retired in 2010. Today Olson assists Terre Hodges.

“I love coming to work every day, and I enjoy interacting with the client and helping solve their problems,” Olson said. “It just feels great that I accomplished a career instead of just a job.”

 

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