Get to Know Me: Joe Simpson

Posted on Jul 9, 2018

Welcome to our “Get to Know Me” feature for RVC employees! Today we are going to get to know Joe Simpson.


Title: Executive Director of Human Resources


Department: Human Resources



Tell us a little about your job at RVC.

I have the wonderful opportunity to lead the efforts of the HR team.



What motivates or inspires you?

Professionally – being part of belonging to a great organization!

Intelligent people who share their wisdom.

Personally – pushing myself outside my comfort zone. Knowing that I can do better.



What scares you?

Snakes! Terrified any time I see one.



What do you like to do for fun?

Family time. My son is 13 and he actually still likes to hang with dad. Reading bios and history. Love movies & music.



What was your very first job?

Summer job at Murmac Paint Factory in Beloit, WI. A big $3.35/hr.



What is your favorite quote or words to live by?

On the whole, I have received better treatment in life than the average man and more loving kindness than I perhaps deserved. – Frank Harris


What is the best advice you have ever received?

Go join the Navy!



What’s the last good book you’ve read?

World in my Eyes – Richard Blade



What’s the last good movie you have seen?

Red Sparrow



What is your favorite TV show to binge watch?

Curb Your Enthusiasm



What was the first concert you ever attended and what is the most recent concert you have attended?

Cheap Trick – 7/4/79 in Pecatonica. Recent – Dwight Yoakam.



Who is your celebrity crush?

Reese Witherspoon



Where is your favorite place to eat?

Sam’s Pizza – Rockton



What is your biggest pet peeve?

Where does one start?



What might surprise people to learn about you?

I have a grandson, Finley, who is one cool young man!



What’s the next big thing coming up in your life that you are looking forward to?

Good question – stay tuned.


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