Read an interview with Cully Beisell (pictured above with Harry Lerner), who recently celebrated her 45th anniversary at Lerner!
How did you get your first job at the company? In which departments have you worked?
Lerner was looking for their very first receptionist and the editorial director contacted a friend of his who taught business classes at my high school. Mr. Lawrence asked me if I would be interested and my answer, of course, was “Yes!” I interviewed with Harry Lerner and a couple of other people and they took me on. So, I graduated from high school on a Friday and started working on the following Monday. I worked as a receptionist and Harry’s secretary for a few years before Lloyd Schatschneider, our controller, asked if I might like to move to the business office. I was ready for a new challenge, so again I said “Yes!” When the company became more structured, I switched to customer service and now I work in accounting.