Linda, “Organizer Betty” (Manager):
Linda Grudnicki is a business graduate of Alma College where she also minored in economics. After college, she began her career in bank auditing. While in this field, Linda did her share of number crunching and report writing; however, she did get to do a fair bit of travelling. Later, she changed her career focus and became a professional volunteer! From PTA Club to Scouts to her church—you name it, Linda did it all! In 2010, Linda decided to make another career focus change, which is a work in progress at The Betty Brigade! She is making a positive impact with a team of caring co-workers as a key account manager and an all-important “Organizer Betty.”
JoAnn, “Event Planner and Stager Betty” :
JoAnn Clarke began her career in Chicago with a degree in Computer Science. After working as a Scheduling and Computer Analyst for eight years, she tried her hand at entrepreneurship when she and her husband owned and operated an ice cream store. She has also worked as an independent sales representative for a gift manufacturer. JoAnn and her family of five moved to Cincinnati, then Ann Arbor. Her years as a mother and homemaker have equipped her with excellent multitasking, organizational and customer service skills that are now being put to good use at The Betty Brigade where she is now employed as “Event and Stager Betty”.
Stacy, “Organizer Betty” :
Stacy Lis is a business graduate of Central Michigan University, with a major in finance and a minor in economics. After being a stay at home mom for 10 years, Stacy joined The Betty Brigade in the spring of 2012. She’s been active in the PTO and her daughters’ Girl Scout troop. Before that, she worked in quality control in the mortgage industry. She also had a short stint as the office manager for the Ann Arbor Area Chamber of Commerce. In her spare time, Stacy enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with her family.
Danielle Farrell, “Marketing Coordinator Betty”:
Danielle VanDusen joined The Betty Brigade in 2012 as an administrative assistant and has since graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in Japanese Language & Culture. Danielle now coordinates all of the marketing efforts for the Betty Brigade and helps out with occasional administrative tasks. She has also become more involved in the event planning arm of the Betty Brigade, helping companies and individuals plan, coordinate and execute successful events. In her spare time she plays roller derby for the Ann Arbor Derby Dimes and spends time with her pet pal Kitsune, a 6 year old Shiba Inu.
Dewana VanDusen, “Sales Development Betty”
Dewana has an Associates Degree in Marketing and Basic Contractual Law from Washtenaw Community College. She worked at Ford Motor Company before they began the big layoffs in 1978, so she knows what hard work is about! She decided to start doing direct sales with Lady Remington Jewelry now Lia Sophia and has been a top sales rep and manager for over 25 years. At the Betty Brigade, Dee is part of the sales team and all around field Betty. She has 3 daughters – Danielle, Desarae, and Deanna and likes to spend her liesure time playing with her grand pup, Kitsune and her 3 grand babies.