Employee Spotlight: Adelaide Powell

Each month we shine the spotlight on one of our in-house staff. We hope you’ll enjoy this glimpse into the culture at DPP.

Adelaide Powell is the first person from the Operations side of the house that we’ve interviewed. As the company’s CPA, she manages payroll, invoicing and accounting.

Adelaide PowellAdelaide, what is your job at DPP? 

I prepare the payroll and perform accounting functions.  If you ask my husband, he’s says I’m a bean counter!

How long have you been with DPP? 

I just had my 9th anniversary!  It has just flown by!

What do you like best about your job and DPP? 

There is never a dull moment.  I enjoy working with the recruiters and consultants to make sure all payroll related questions are answered and that there is a seamless transition to coming on board at DPP.

What’s on your bucket list of things to do in Columbia?

I love the outdoors so I would like The Zip Line at Riverbanks Zoo, kayaking on the river, driving out in the county on back roads, and attending more cooking classes at Charleston Cooks.

What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to try? 

I would love to go to the Darlington Race Track and drive one of their race cars.  This way I wouldn’t have to worry about a speeding ticket!

What’s your favorite sport or pastime? 

I love to cook, but not clean up.  Wish I had more time to experiment with new recipes.

What was the best vacation you ever had? 

I  backpacked in Greece for 5 weeks one summer.  The food was fabulous, and the people were so friendly.

What’s one food you wish had zero calories? 


What was the last book you read, and did you read it as print, e-book, or audiobook? 

I have a Nook®, but I like paper books.  I love using different bookmarks and seeing the book jackets.  The last book I read was David and Goliath:  Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcom Gladwell. He challenges us about how we think about advantages and disadvantages and offers new interpretations.

 What is your favorite season? 

I love them all when they first arrive, but I don’t mind when summer has an extended season.

What words of wisdom do you try to live by? 

I never look back.  What’s done is done.   I always look forward and try to do the right thing.

Have you met anyone famous? 

When my husband and I were in Manhattan, we were having dessert  on Mulberry Street.  In walked a short man in painters pants.  My husband said, “That is Danny DeVito”.   I didn’t agree.  A few minutes later, a short woman with curly hair walked in.  There was no doubt then that was Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito.

 Thanks, Adelaide! 


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