Employee Spotlight – CharRae is an industry vet! She is a great leader and such a knowledgeable resource for our sales and design teams plus our customers and partners. With an open door policy (fun fact: she actually doesn’t have a door on her office), you can always stop by to bounce an idea off of her, ask a question, or just quick chat. We all appreciate her hard work, dedication, and leadership day in and day out!
Name: CharRae Chwialkowski
Position at Hannaher’s: Director of Sales & Design
Hometown: Newfolden, MN
City you live in: West Fargo, ND
How long have you worked at Hannaher’s? 11 years
Describe what you do in your role at Hannaher’s: Manage & work with the sales & design teams on furniture opportunities
What is your favorite thing about your job at Hannaher’s? Working as a team, working with Architects & Designers & sharing information with customers about changes in the workplace
What is the proudest moment you’ve had working at Hannaher’s? Helping to lead the process for Hannaher’s achieving the Steelcase Platinum Partner dealer award for the 1st time.
Three words to describe working at Hannaher’s: Exciting, challenging, family
Where did you go to college and what is your degree in? North Dakota State University, Interior Design with a minor in Business
What is your favorite local restaurant? Spitfire
What one super power would you like to have? Being in two places at one time (so I don’t have to miss any of my kids games)
What do you to do recharge? Watch my favorite TV shows (Thursday night line-up of Grey’s & Scandal)
What do you like to do for fun in your spare time? Any hobbies? Watch my kids play sports. Our girls are into volleyball mostly but we also enjoy almost all kinds of sports, basketball, football.
What would be the first thing you buy if you won the lottery? Vacation home somewhere warm
Tell us about your family: My husband, Jay, and I have four children.
Jay – He is a Network Engineer at Border States Electric.
Cooper – He just finished his Freshman year at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion (Go Yotes!) majoring in marketing
Darian – She just finished her Senior year at WFHS. She will be going to UND in the fall to play volleyball and is looking at studying engineering (Go Hawks!)
Nadia – She just finished the 8th Grade at Cheney Middle School in WF, plays volleyball, has her driving permit & is our social queen!
Raina – She just finished the 4th Grade at South Elementary in WF, plays volleyball & basketball, loves to read and make slime!