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Business Team Spotlight: Meet Marie Heuer

It takes a lot of planning and coordination to support the variety of operations at the Thompson Center. Our Business Team is one of the behind-the-scenes groups that makes it all possible! Over the last few weeks, we’ve been spotlighting the members of this team and looking into how they keep the Thompson Center running. In our final Business Team spotlight, we will meet the Thompson Center’s Business Manager, Marie Heuer.

How long have you worked for the Thompson Center?

I have been with the Thompson Center for 9 years.

What are your main job duties?

I am responsible for the annual budget, assisting with pre- and post-award grant management, and overseeing HR, fiscal, insurance authorization, and building tasks. 

Where are you from?

I grew up in Glasgow, Missouri.  I currently live in Hallsville, Missouri.

What is your educational background?

I received my master’s degree in business management from Columbia College.

Where did you work before you came to the Thompson Center?

I started my career with the University System working part-time in the Treasurer’s Office.  I then transferred to the School of Medicine where I was a Fiscal Analyst and Senior Fiscal Analyst.

What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned in your time working at the Thompson Center?

One of my favorite things about working at the Thompson Center is knowing that each person that works here is helping make a difference in our patients’ lives.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?

I like to read, spend time with my family, and attend my children’s sporting events.