Staff Spotlight: Jamie D'Agostino, SHRM-SCP

Jamie D’Agostino joins our Cincinnati office as a Vice President. Welcome Jamie!

1. Quote to live by.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

2. What industry books have you read that have been most helpful to your career?

Crucial Confrontations, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There and The First 90 Days.

3. Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

My mom is my biggest inspiration. I lost my mom in January this year after a long 10-year battle with cancer. She was the strongest, most creative, fun, positive, thoughtful and caring person I know, and through her entire life she always thought about others. She was my cheerleader, confidante and the overall best mom anyone could ask for. Throughout my life, she coached and mentored me, and told me what I needed to hear vs. what I wanted to hear; she was encouraging and supportive. My mom was a go-getter and was ambitious. She was successful at anything she put her mind to. When she got sick, she just said, “OK, what do I need to do;” and no matter how bad things got, she kept an amazingly positive attitude.

Losing my best friend has been the most difficult thing I have had to go through in my life; however, I am so thankful to have had her as my mom.  She truly was the best. I am whole-heartedly my mother’s daughter, so as you get to know me, it will be like getting to know a little about her. She taught me a lot of what I know and she had a major impact on the person I have become. Feel free to ask me about her, I love to talk about her and share stories!

4. What are your hobbies?

My husband and I love to travel, go to concerts/theater/sport events (football, baseball, hockey, etc.), spend time with family + friends and take Chewie (our Cairn/Shih-Tzu) to the dog park.

5. What’s on your bucket list?

We would love to go to Australia, Europe, Asia and travel to other places in the U.S we haven’t yet been to. Ideally, I would like to retire a bit early and volunteer to help children or at a hospital.

6. What would you do with $1 million?

Pay off our house, buy another house on a lake, travel, give money to family + friends who need it, invest some and donate some.

7. Favorite sports and teams.

Football is my favorite sport to watch.  I’ll participate in March Madness for fun, but I’m not a huge basketball fan.

Western Michigan Broncos, Michigan Wolverines + Detroit Lions.

New England Patriots + Boston Red Sox (through marriage!).

8. What’s your signature dish to cook for family and friends?

Arroz con Pollo (Mexican rice with chicken) – one of my grandma’s recipes.

9. If you weren’t in this profession, what would you be?

A counselor or a doctor.

10. What’s your biggest pet peeve?

People that are late and bad drivers are a tie.


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