Having spent the majority of her business life in the “for profit” arena, Joanie Stephenson, became administrative assistant to Tulsa-based Engineers in Action in 2014. While her background in office management in both medical and legal offices prepared her to work in the retail arena, there is nothing quite like getting hands on experience. Joanie joined the family business, Steve’s Sundry, Books & Magazines, and along with her father-in-law managed the day-to-day operations. Citing changing public spending habits to shopping online, the 66 year old business closed in December 2013.
Always looking for new and challenging opportunities, Joanie is enjoying working and doing her small part in helping connect engineers with indigenous communities to bring potable water, sanitation, irrigation and other community-based needs to fruition.
Joanie Stephenson is a member of the Rotary Club of Tulsa, Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce CEO Roundtable, and Tulsa Executive Association.