Sharon Czysh’s official title is office manager, but she also could be called social director, philanthropic team captain, Internet technology administrator, and manager of accounting and human resources.
“Sharon has a tough job with little glory,” said Chris Scherer, partner with Andrus Intellectual Property Law.
Czysh started at Andrus in 1988 as a bookkeeper after graduating from the Milwaukee Business Technical Institute with a degree in accounting and computer programming.
“I’m proud that we recently celebrated our 75th anniversary as a firm,” she said. “I’ve enjoyed growing with Andrus.”
Czysh said that every day presents new challenges that cover a wide range of topics, such as personnel, technology or firm goals. But she said she always has received support from the firm’s attorneys and partners.
“I’ve worked with a lot of our attorneys over the years — when I started, Mr. (Glenn) Starke and Mr. (Eugene) Sawall were partners — and I’ve really appreciated all of the opportunities that all of the partners have given to me,” Czysh said. “When there was a job to be done, they gave me a chance to do it and the resources to do it well.”
After 26 years, Czysh said, she is not looking for a new title or more responsibilities. She said she simply wants to perform her duties with a good work ethic, something she said her parents instilled in her.
“I think that I’ve really enjoyed working at Andrus because the firm follows that same example,” Czysh said, “nothing fancy, just work hard, be diligent and do your job to the best of your abilities, and you will be successful, both as an individual and as a business.”