Employee Spotlight: Studdard works with numbers, can play them too

| May 13, 2015


Barrett Studdard may love working with numbers all day, but it’s the chance to interact with the people behind those numbers throughout Webster that makes his job rewardging.

Studdard, a financial analyst in the Office of Accounting, was an Employee Spotlight Award winner for April 2015, in recognition of his collaborative work on some major recent projects.

A St. Louis native, he began at Webster as an undergraduate student. After graduating with degrees in finance and management in 2011, he returned as a staff member in February 2013.

Once hired, he was assigned the task of integrating the Concur website with Jenzabar.

His nominators say he handled the development of the interface between Concur and Jenzabar very well and has developed support documentation, online training and provided incredible support for the finance and information technology team.

According to his peers, Studdard has been outstanding to work with and is a bright star that should be thanked and recognized. He works well through countless meetings and answers a multitude of questions and concerns with ease.

Continuing to Learn, be it Numbers or Guitar

When asked about his experience as a member of the Webster community, Studdard said, “I enjoy being able to work with different departments across the University, whether it entails adding a financial perspective to an initiative or improving processes within finance. The opportunity to work with and learn from staff and faculty members across this university has been both exciting and rewarding.”

Studdard is currently pursuing his MBA at Webster. Constantly remaining involved in his field, he likes reading books about finance.

“I find it interesting to read about new financial innovations, theories and how financial managers in other organizations have achieved success or made mistakes that I can learn from,” he said.

In his spare time he enjoys listening to blues-rock music and playing the guitar.

“Some of my friends also play instruments and we’ll get together on occasion to play or record music. I play mostly electric guitar, but I like playing the acoustic guitar as well.”

For Studdard, winning the Spotlight Award not only acknowledges what he has done at Webster so far, but also provides motivation to continue to learn and improve upon what makes Webster a truly great university. No matter if its numbers or notes, Studdard’s performance seems to be hitting the right chord.

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About the Employee Spotlight Award

The Employee Spotlight Award recognizes staff members for going above and beyond their normal daily duties to assist a co-worker, another department, a student or anyone else. The award recognizes and rewards two staff members each month for outstanding service to Webster University. Winners receive a choice of two different prizes: A day off with pay or a $100 Series EE Savings bond.

Human Resources opens nomination windows four times a year, with the calls for nominations publicized through Webster Today.

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  1. karl sterner says:

    Congrats to you!

  2. Jennifer Gammage says:

    Big congrats!!!