The pleasant voice you hear on the phone when you call Jackson Spalding Atlanta is that of Jeulie Thao, who came to our firm in 1999. In addition to her role as receptionist, she manages many of the agency’s administrative duties and serves as project assistant for a variety of clients. We call her our Director of First Impressions, since she is often the initial touch-point for the Jackson Spalding brand.
Jeulie previously worked as a receptionist with Inacom Information Systems and for Manpower, Inc., where she interviewed, trained and assigned personnel to temporary positions. She has lived in metro Atlanta for more than 30 years and studied pharmacy at West Georgia College and Georgia Perimeter College, before finding her niche in public relations.
Jeulie’s ancestry is Hmong, a southeastern Asian group that was driven from their homeland in the mid-70s by Pathet Lao’s Communist regime. Her parents found refuge in Thailand, where Jeulie was born, and later immigrated to the U.S. She met her husband through American-Hmong circles and they are fortunate to live very close to both of their extended families today.
An accomplished vocalist, Jeulie can often be heard humming tunes around our office as she goes about her work. She is an active member in her church, assisting with their music department and praise and worship band. She plays the piano and writes music in her spare time, but those moments are scarce with her action-packed home-life as the mother of two boys and two girls in Hoschton, Ga.