Employee Spotlight: Danette Hughes

Education and Work History: Danette has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Mary Washington. She has previous experience working in healthcare and financial industries. She has worked at Fiserv, Capital One, Infian, and The Reciprocal Group. Her previous responsibilities included requirements gathering, testing, documenting client processes and procedures, technical client support, and training. Danette joined Shaw in May 2019 as a BA on the Client Support Team.

Interests and Family: Danette and her husband John have been married 32 years. They met while she was in college and he was in the USAF. She has two sons, Kendall, and Jonathan, as well as two dogs, Carmen, and Zoey. Danette enjoys watching movies and spending time with her family.

Rave Review: Danette’s manager Rachel Negron said: “Danette’s analytical mind and strong work ethic drive her success on the Client Support Team. Danette brings her curious, fantastic personality to every assignment and it specifically shines through on client calls. She is determined and excels in finding solutions to complex client problems. She is committed to her work and strives to go over and beyond for her clients. Danette is someone who makes Shaw a great place to work and though we may not see her smile in the office, it shines through in all calls. Danette is always eager to learn and welcomes an opportunity to assist where needed.    I look forward to her continued career growth at Shaw!”

Danette’s Perspective: Danette says: “I love working at Shaw. There’s never a dull moment and always a challenge to be taken or a problem to be solved.  My teammates are always willing to help whenever there’s a need regardless of their own work loads. That willingness makes all the difference. Truly an awesome team!”

If you could have any job in the world, what would it be and why? Although I don’t have a specific job in mind, I like any position that allows me to be in a team environment but still be an important contributor to a common goal.  I enjoy the challenge of having to figure out new things as well as mastering a few along the way.  It’s important to me to be able to contribute and make a positive difference in whatever position I’m in.

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why? Probably a dog. I have had dogs all of my life and depending on the breed of course, they can be very loyal and loving and at the same time defend/keep those they love safe from harm.