Serving as a Strategic Risk Account Manager, Amy Albanese has worked for TargetSolutions since 2013.

In 2009, she graduated from Western Michigan University with a B.A. in Political Science and then went on to receive a Master’s in Public Administration from Penn State in 2012.

Amy’s husband Dan is a Naval Aviator stationed at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego. Together they enjoy going out to eat and seeing movies. While Dan is serving our country, Amy enjoys spending time at home with her miniature schnauzer, Scruffy.

Some of Amy’s other hobbies include hiking the trails and the great outdoors. In addition, she enjoys capturing the beauty of the environment through photography. Also, something interesting that most people do not know about Amy is that she previously spent time as a student learning sustainable farming methods, such as plowing fields using oxen.

Here is a Q&A from a recent conversation with Amy.

What is one word you would use to describe yourself as a child? 
As a child, I could only be described as a “negotiator.” I was one of seven kids, so our household sometimes mimicked that of a war zone. If I needed something or had a special request, I would have to speak up and make my voice heard. I would have to become my own lobbyist – explaining why going to the mall would eventually make me better at cleaning my room. 

What are your top three life highlights?
I would have to say that three life highlights would be graduating with my Master’s degree, getting married, and adopting my miniature Schnauzer, Scruffy. 

If you were to tell one person “Thank You” for helping me become the person I am today, who would it be and what did they do?
I would tell my stepmom thank you. I actually tell her this all the time. She taught me poise, grace, and how to be professional all while growing up (not that all of it stuck). Her wisdom and words have truly helped shape who I am today and I will be forever grateful.  

If you ruled the world, what would you change on Day 1? 
I would change the Southern California traffic. I am not sure if this is something that can be changed on the first day of ruling the world, but I would pour my entire being into eliminating traffic jams and backups. That way I would not have to spend half of the day in the car. 

What has been the most memorable/fulfilling moment in your position at TargetSolutions?
I can’t say there has been just one memorable or fulfilling moment while working at TargetSolutions. There has been many. Any time I can meet clients face-to-face has been extremely fulfilling. I really love getting to know my clients and their needs so I can help them strategize on how to get the most out of TargetSolutions.