Elyse Bridges has been Executive Assistant to IOU Financial since 2017, bringing eight years of prior experience. Previous to IOU, she worked for a government contractor that staffed personnel in military hospitals and for the CDC during both Ebola and Zika outbreaks. In college, Elyse’s focus was Mass Communication and Journalism, and after college, she worked as a Flight Attendant for several years before starting a family.
In her role at IOU Financial, Elyse gives her most support to the Chief Operating Officer; also assisting the entire executive team with strategic planning and other high-level tasks. Elyse coordinates flight arrangements, team meetings, and events, striving for a balanced atmosphere between corporate and fun for the organization. She also makes the office “go round”, serving in a capacity that like an Office Manager and Office Admin, ensuring everyone is taken care of in the day-to-day operations – a happy home is a healthy home. Elyse also works as a liaison between the Accounting department and Operations, helping with invoices, checkbooks, and reconciling the corporate credit cards towards the end of the month.
Elyse’s family consists of her husband, a beautiful daughter, and two fur-baby Frenchies. She loves pushing the pups in a stroller and takes them just about everywhere. All the other moments are spent supporting her husband who is an avid white water kayaker and daughter who is a competitive cheerleader. They travel all over the U.S. between the two hobbies, and her daughter’s team has been National Champions for their division on multiple occasions. Elyse definitely keeps quite busy between work, family, church, her love for jewelry and all things music-related.
Elyse is very passionate about her values, beliefs, and overall morale. “A servant’s heart can go a long way; regardless of your background. Don’t let anyone steal your joy; keep smiling, and let your light shine!” is something she firmly lives by, “you get what you give.” She holds these practices true in her work ethic and tries to overflow it into Management. “Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean