Josephine (Jo) Bacchi-Mourtziou retired from Wiley as Vice President and Corporate Secretary on July 31, 2009, after nearly 43 years with the Company. Following her graduation from high school, Jo served in the office of the Brooklyn District Attorney for two years. She joined Wiley in 1966 as a secretary in Customer Service. In 1977, Jo became Administrative Assistant to W. Bradford Wiley, who was Chairman and CEO at the time. Further promotions led to her becoming Corporate Secretary in 1992. Attending night classes, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Marymount Manhattan College in 1997 and was named Vice President and Corporate Secretary in 2007.
Jo brought new meaning to the words learning on the job. As Wiley evolved, so did Jo. During her more than four decades of dedicated service, she performed her responsibilities as the consummate professional. Known for her total dedication to Wiley, Jo is admired and respected by her colleagues around the world for her thoughtful and ethical approach to everything she has done at and for our Company. We also learned to appreciate her wonderful sense of humor. We wish our esteemed colleague, Josephine Bacchi-Mourtziou, all the best that life has to offer. She truly deserves it.
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