At Draper and Kramer, our incredible team members have driven the success of our firm for nearly 130 years. And we want to celebrate that! So, we’re starting a new feature across our social media channels highlighting a different employee each month.
Our first Employee Spotlight is Gail Eubanks, vice president, human resources. In her more than 40 years with Draper and Kramer, Inc., she has left an indelible mark on the firm – and she says the same about Draper and Kramer’s impact on her life.
“Draper and Kramer has always created a very friendly and inclusive environment, where we all support each other. Whether it’s paving the way for professional advancement, celebrating life’s milestone moments or lifting each other up during hardships – for me, personally, a battle with breast cancer in 1999 and loss of my husband in 2006 – we are always there for each other,” noted Gail. “I have made many lifelong friendships here.”
Gail first joined Draper and Kramer after answering an ad in the newspaper for a personnel clerk. Forty years later – and now with a master’s degree earned from Loyola University with support from Draper and Kramer’s tuition reimbursement program – Gail is now a vice president and officer. During her tenure she has had a hand in hiring roughly 500 Draper and Kramer employees, many of whom are still with the company today.
Draper and Kramer’s Chief Administrative Officer Christine Ramsey said, “Over the last seven years, I have watched firsthand how Gail values and builds relationships as a conduit for progress. Those that have worked closely with her know she is fair and loyal beyond measure, and genuinely listens to our employees while always trying to find common ground to resolve an issue or remove barriers. Her story over the last 40 years with Draper and Kramer is about resiliency and embracing change for the good of the team, which is an admired attribute of her colleagues”
Gail said one of the best pieces of professional advice she’s received is “Your potential determines your destiny. Have faith in what will be.” She added, “I’m forever grateful to the supportive managers and mentors I’ve had during my career and do my best to pay it forward by mentoring the next generation and looking out for opportunities to help younger people advance their careers.”