Employee Spotlight: Therese Ball

SHP Leading Design

Compassionate, caring, knowledgeable, dedicated, loyal

TBall. Cat Enthusiast. SHP People’s Advocate. Therese Ball is a woman of many names and talents. 

Therese is a self-taught HR professional with over 25 years of experience in human resources. As the HR director for SHP, she is responsible for ensuring SHP employees have the information they need regarding policies, benefits and insurance, and is a confidential resource for employees experiencing personal or professional difficulties. Her job is paramount to keeping the company running, and luckily for us, she loves what she does. 

“I just love that I get to work with creative, dedicated people every day,” said Therese. “I fell in love with working for and with creative people and wouldn’t want to work in any other industry.” 

Much of her career has been spent in the architecture and design industry, with the last eight of them with SHP. She also took a mid-career sabbatical to follow her dream of becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician. After working for a prominent veterinary hospital in Cincinnati for eight years, Therese rejoined the HR profession in 2012. Now, not only can she offer HR counsel, but also veterinary advice for employees and their pets! 

When her career comes to an end — which we hope is not any time soon — Therese hopes both the firm and the relationships she has built will be even stronger than they are today. 

“I hope I’ll have made a positive, lasting impact in the lives of the people and the companies I’ve worked for,” she said. “Oh, and that I was able to rescue a few homeless animals along the way!” 

In her free time, Therese enjoys spending time with her family, her cats, in her garden, or doing her part to aid animals in need by working with local animal rescue groups.

“Passionate Cat Mom & SHP’s People Advocate” (in no particular order),” she says. “That’s me!”

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