Andrea Brunk

Our fabric of trust

I’m Assistant Vice President of the Enterprise Project Management Office at Grinnell Mutual. I hold a Project Management Professional® (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute and received a Bachelor of Liberal Studies from Iowa State University.

I'm passionate about learning and growing. This includes both personal and professional, learning and teaching. The universe is full of wonderful things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper!

I'm active in the local chapter of Best Buddies, a non-profit that enhances the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing opportunities for socialization and employment.

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Our fabric of trust

Trust in tomorrow is the commitment we make to our customers and it’s quite the promise. Steven Covey, author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” maintains that trust is the one paramount factor in any relationship. It’s a hidden variable in the formula that combines strategy and execution to drive value. Take a look at the daily interactions at Grinnell Mutual and you’ll find trust is also a commitment we make to one another.

A project manager confidently communicating issues to stakeholders is a great example of integrity, having the courage to act in accordance with our core values. A team member holding a productive discussion rather than responding defensively to an email inquiry shows good intent, assuming others are acting in our best interests. A leader empowering her staff to design a solution indicates capability and confidence in staff to deliver results. Integrity, intent, capability, and results — the foundations of trust that are visible in all we do.

Of course, there will always be skills to mature, missteps, opportunities to grow and learn. Getting there together is what makes our fabric of trust even stronger. Trust is not a hidden variable for us. It’s what makes us Grinnell Mutual.