How long have you been a member of the NASPP?
Heidi Thomerson: Since 2007
How did you end up in stock compensation?
Heidi Thomerson: My background is finance and accounting and I was doing the equity accounting as part of my job as a Senior Financial Analyst. Alaska Communications decide to create an equity position and put all the equity pieces (tax, accounting, law, and administration) together into one position. I like a challenge, so I applied, and here I am.
What was your college or university major?
Heidi Thomerson: Accounting
What are your favorite things to do when you aren’t working?
Heidi Thomerson: Driving my 427 Shelby Cobra (replica)
Name one item you couldn’t do your job without:
Heidi Thomerson: A sense of humor and a pencil- everything changes, you have to be able to erase and start over.
How has being a member of the NASPP helped you?
Heidi Thomerson: The NASPP Q&A forum has provided accurate answers in a timely manner when difficult situations have arrived. Checklists and articles from the NASPP website have provided much needed information when I have been assigned special projects. I love the wealth of information and fun that the annual conferences provide, too.
What is your favorite NASPP resource?
Heidi Thomerson: Q&A Discussion Forum
How many NASPP conferences have you attended?
Heidi Thomerson: 6