Homeport Employee Profile: Tammy Lowks

Tammy Lowks

Tammy Lowks

Title: Executive Assistant

Responsibilities: I provide a critical layer of administrative assistance to Homeport President & CEO Bruce Luecke and Senior Vice President of Community and Government Relations Maude Hill. I answer calls, process paperwork, coordinate meetings and assist with a variety of other tasks. In addition, I support the Board of Directors by preparing materials for the full board and subcommittee meetings

What do I like most about the organization?

I have been so impressed by the dedication and knowledge of everyone I work with at Homeport. The work that is done here makes such a difference not only for our residents, but also for all of the Central Ohio community. I like being able to contribute to the important cause of affordable housing.

What have you done in your career you are most proud of, or that people may not be aware of?

For most of my career, I have worked in higher education. Born in Granville and raised in Springfield, I graduated from Wright State University in Dayton and subsequently worked in its computing and telecommunications services departments. I eventually moved to Central Ohio and over the years have been fortunate to work in a variety of other areas in higher education including alumni relations, business affairs and the president’s office. These experiences have helped me to have a well-rounded knowledge of how everything works together. Special event planning has been one of the duties I have enjoyed the most. I am particularly proud of the homecoming and reunion weekends that I coordinated at Ohio Dominican University and employee service recognition luncheons at Otterbein University where I was executive assistant to the president.

People may not know that my husband and I owned a handyman business. During that time, I learned how to do a variety of home repairs including how to finish drywall. Landscaping and outdoor projects were (and still are) my favorite home repairs.

Favorite things I do outside of work?

Tammy captured a bluegill fish in Tennessee. She released it back to the pond.

Tammy captured a bluegill fish in Tennessee. She released it back to the pond.

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My oldest daughter will start college in the fall and my youngest daughter will be a sophomore in high school. Both girls have been active in marching band, and I have enjoyed serving meals before band competitions, selling donuts at the football games and coordinating the last two band banquets.

I also like reading, gardening, baking, and decorating. My husband and I enjoy going to flea markets and antique stores as well as fishing.

Personal Heroes?

My personal heroes would be my parents. They have done so much for the family over the years and they have taught me the importance of hard work, perseverance and compassion for others.

What do I like about Central Ohio?

I like the variety of things to do and experiences you can have in Central Ohio. The park system here is amazing, and there are so many cultural arts opportunities like symphony and theatre.