Money Q&A - Joann Hersh

September 23, 2002

Resume: State Farm agent, Waynesboro, Pa.

Board member, Waynesboro Hospital.

Member, Waynesboro Area Chamber of Commerce's TGIF Committee.

Member, National Association of Financial and Insurance Advisors, Franklin County chapter.

Member, Waynesboro Rotary's Classification Committee and Santa's Breakfast Committee.

Treasurer, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waynesboro.

Member, Evangelical Lutheran Church Council.

Born: March 6, 1938.

Married to: Richard.

Children: Jeffrey, 39; Douglas, 38; and Debra, 35.


Education: Manchester High School in Carroll County, Class of '56. Earned registered nurse degree from Church Home & Hospital in Baltimore. Earned bachelor's degree in education and vocational education from Shippensburg University and master's degree in education from Penn State University. Is a licensed insurance agent and has a Series 6 license to sell securities.

Mentor: "As far as my State Farm career, Ellis Bard, who was an agent in Chambersburg when I started. ... He was very much an ethical person and a gentleman and always dealt fairly with people. He was always anxious to share with those of us starting our careers."

Favorite part of your job: "Meeting people."

Least favorite part of your job: "All the restrictions."

Biggest challenge of your job: "Staying current, staying up-to-date."

Fantasy job: "I kind of think I'm doing my fantasy job, really."

Favorite music: "Music of the '60s."

Favorite car: "My new Volvo."

Last book read: "The Story of B" by Daniel Quinn.

Favorite movie: "Pretty Woman."

Favorite television show: "JAG."

Hobbies: "I do flower arranging and I have flower gardens, normally, when it's not roasting. To entertain my granddaughter every chance I get."

Favorite quote: "When you help enough other people get what they want, you will get what you want." Zig Ziglar.

What was your first job? "I worked as a clerk in a 5 and 10." She was 16 years old.

If you could meet anyone in history, who would it be? "Margaret Thatcher. She was a strong, caring personality who played an important role in the politics of her country. I would have enjoyed knowing a lady of these strengths and compassion."

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