JoAnn Edie

Benefits Coordinator
New Philadelphia, OH
Resident of Dover, Ohio
Rea Team Member Since 1996
  • As the benefits coordinator for all of Rea employees, JoAnn:
  • Coordinates Rea's employee benefit programs
  • Serves as a liaison between employees and the firm's benefits companies
  • Chairs Rea's bi-annual weight loss challenge, LeanYou
  • Coordinates and organizes Rea's annual food drive to benefit local charities

Topics or areas of expertise she can talk about (even in her sleep):

Health insurance

Disability insurance

Life insurance

Flexible spending plan

401(k) plan

How we know she knows what she’s doing:

She's been assisting and supporting Rea employees with their benefits since 1996

She's got more than 40 years of experience in bookkeeping, office management other HR-related activities

When she’s not in the office, you can find her:

Solving Sudoku puzzles

Putting together jigsaw puzzles

Cooking|Attending performances at Kent State University's Tuscarawas campus Performing Arts Center

Spending time with her husband, Jim, and their four-legged son, Fred (a yorkie-poo)

Catching up with her adult daughter, Suzanne

Inside The Mind Of …

Why do you choose to work at Rea? I enjoy my work, the people I work with and I feel I can still contribute in a positive way.

What line of The Rea Way describes you the best? Invest in your family, your community and your future.

Just For Fun:

What profession would you choose if you didn't go into benefits? Real estate

What was your first job? Working at a US Navy recruiting office … still wet behind the ears and very well protected by two Navy and one Air Force recruiters who treated me like a kid sister.

What is one trait you possess that you inherited from your mother or father? Witt/humor

I'm a compassionate person with a common sense approach to problem solving. I enjoy working with our employees and helping them to resolve any insurance issues they have so they can devote their time to what's most important…Our clients.