Katie Harting, Indiana’s Best Buddies Staff Rookie of the Year
From January 16-19, 2018, Indiana’s Best Buddies staff traveled to Miami, Florida to join other staff members from across the nation for leadership training and development at the 2018 Best Buddies Staff Leadership Conference (BBSLC). This was a time to refocus as an organization and to recognize the work accomplished in furthering the Best Buddies mission.
This year, Indiana’s own Katie Harting was recognized as our staff member Rookie of the Year for her tremendous efforts in Indiana. Completely shocked, Katie is still reeling from her award:
Given the honor of Best Buddies Rookie of the Year was one that was truly unexpected. Since starting with Best Buddies almost a year ago, I have finally been able to understand the saying, “if you love what you do, you never work a day in your life.”
I love what I do at Best Buddies, and I do think I have the best job in the world. I love the schools, students, advisors, committee members, board members, champions, and colleagues that live out the mission of Best Buddies here in Indiana.
Being Rookie of the Year is surreal in so many ways but knowing that I learned and worked with all of these amazing individuals makes it slightly more real. These are the people who helped me push to be the best version of myself for Best Buddies. I feel grateful to have received this award and I look forward to continuing to love what I do (and feeling like I am not working).
Congratulations, Katie! Keep up the great work!