Diane Hernandez
Executive Assistant 2
Finance
10 years of service
Diane Hernandez
Executive Assistant 2
Finance
10 years of service

Diane is the executive assistant for the Tax department, which is part of Finance, and supports the VP of Tax, two directors and a team of 22 tax professionals. She’s also responsible for processing/mailing all tax return filings and is the point of contact on many companywide initiatives. Diane does not limit herself to the job description of her role but agrees to take on additional and different tasks as opportunities present themselves. She became an active member responsible for implementing SharePoint in the department. She is the department’s liaison with Corporate Real Estate for the Seismic Retrofit project and its representative in the Finance Safety Congress.

She is constantly looking for ways to employ technology to streamline and improve processes. She is a three-time alumnus of the X-Change program. Diane was part of the team that focused on efforts to eliminate office supply waste in Finance's Company Central locations, standardized office supply storage and explored options on reducing costs associated with procuring supplies. For her second project, she created a self-service site for commonly requested tax forms to help customers and to reduce efforts by the Tax team. Her third project looked at ways to improve management of the tax compliance log that tracks tax filing requirements.

Diane’s work ethic, her breadth and depth of the department and company knowledge and her sharp, curious approach to everything is impressive. Her positive attitude has no bounds. Her treatment of others exudes kindness and compassion — always putting others ahead of her. She truly exemplifies our values with all who are fortunate to work with her. She brings ideas and people together by cultivating diversity in teamwork, creating opportunities to learn and grow. She values different perspectives, seeing suggestions and exchanges, not as threats, but as learning moments. This is the essence of her leadership skills.