Anne Gehlsen has 39 years of administrative experience. She joined First Housing in 1990 as an Executive Assistant and Corporate Secretary, bringing experience from banking, real estate development, and city government. In 1992 she took on the role of Office Manager, and in 2002 added the responsibilities of Network Administrator.
Anne was instrumental in the creation, implementation and ongoing maintenance of a comprehensive Business Continuity Plan for First Housing, which resulted in an off-site network solution to maintain business continuity in the event of a disaster. In 2000, she was instrumental in creating a “Fun Committee,” charged with engaging the employees in fun, energizing, team-building activities. This committee remains active today and has brought much diversion and camaraderie to First Housing. She organized eight charitable golf tournaments through First Housing’s Foundation, raising over $106,000 for various charities throughout the state. In 2011, First Housing launched the First Housing University, a comprehensive catalog of online compliance courses. Anne has been heavily involved in the course development, review, administration, and marketing of this product.
In her role of Network Administrator, Anne led the team in structuring the OnBase document management solution, which has increased the accessibility of information while reducing the amount of paper being stored off-site. In addition to handling the daily maintenance and trouble-shooting of the network servers for 50+ users, Anne administers the OnBase document management system, the LearnUpon LMS learning platform, the Mitel VOIP phone system, and the building security systems. She has recommended, coordinated and implemented numerous network moves with minimal downtime.
Ms. Gehlsen is a Child Abuse Council Volunteer & Donor, a past Paint Your Heart Out and Habitat for Humanity Volunteer, a Breast Cancer 3-Day Walker, and a 20-year+ United Way of Tampa Bay Donor.