Mays Chemicals celebrated the retirement of longtime secretary Diane Hull on June 4.
Hull began working for the company in 1987 — the year Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” led the Billboard Top 100 charts — and served as the executive assistant to owner and founder William “Bill” Mays, and his daughter Kristin Mays-Corbitt, who now serves as president.
“You were the glue that bridged the old to the new,” Mays-Corbitt said during the retirement celebration.
Hull laughed as she recalled a memory with Bill Mays in the early days of the company. While waiting for her husband to pick her up after work, Mays jokingly said, “Don’t you have something to do?” From that moment on she built a great relationship with him and worked her way up to the executive assistant role.
“I loved it,” Hull said. “It was just a great family organization. I’ve learned a lot, I’ve been blessed and my family has been blessed.”
Hull’s advice to young people is take advantage of any job opportunity they have because you never know where those opportunities will lead you.
Now that she is retired, Hull plans to spend time traveling to see her family in Mississippi, Pittsburgh and Arizona, and she looks forward to what God has planned for her.
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