Tammy Leslie: Director of Total Rewards Strategy, St. Luke’s Health System, Class of 2011

What is the most rewarding part of my job:  I have a perfect blend of people interaction and finance in my job. I am responsible for benefit and retirement plans that total over $1 billion that support the Saint Luke’s Health System employees balance physical, emotional and financial wellness. I am also responsible for controlling $605 Million in base compensation plus the several additional special pay programs that keeps my organization in a competitive position. I love rounding at the Saint Luke’s facilities to talk with employees one-on-one to hear their concerns, address rumors, and understand what keeps the employee at Saint Luke’s whose hard work and dedication is appreciated now more than ever before.

A GREAT book that you would recommend and why:

  • ·         The Art of Living by Bob Proctor
  • ·         The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
  • ·         Cilka’s Journey: A Novel (Side story of a character in the Tattooist of Auschwitz) by Heather Morris
  • ·         Jesus is Calling by Sarah Young – You chose the version that speaks to you for daily reflection.

Something you are listening to:  My music, which consists of over 11,000 songs from multiple genres.  I don’t like listening to someone talk when I am not working, in a meeting, or at a conference.  My music helps clear my mind to design a new program, to solve an issue, or to envision a presentation I am working on.

Best voting memory: Every time I go to vote is my best memory.  I know I had a voice in the outcome, even if the outcome isn’t the way I voted.  I am former military and still believe that I have to support my Commander In Chief no matter what party is in office.

The hardest thing you ever did and what you learned from it:  I walked away from a great job that was making me physically sick and taking me away from my family.  I learned that money and a title should not control you.  Walk away if you don’t love what you are doing and make sure that your family isn’t taking the back seat to your life because of the job title and money.