The most recent addition to the Broadway Broadband Powered by Miami-Cass REMC’s team is Layne DeLauter. She started with the company in March as an accounting specialist and is responsible for entering accounts payable, miscellaneous receivables, bank reconciliations, helping with inventory and filing.
DeLauter grew up in Miami County and is a 2011 North Miami High School graduate. After graduating, she studied radiology at IUPUI in Indianapolis. After completing three years and starting clinicals, DeLauter determined that the field was not a career path she wanted to continue pursuing. Therefore, she pivoted and obtained an associate degree in liberals arts from Ivy Tech Community College.
While finishing her degree, DeLauter started working at Beacon Credit Union as a teller. She then trained to become a member services specialist clerk (loan officer) and continued working there for two years.
DeLauter then went back to school part-time at Indiana University Online and is now pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in accounting and finance.She plans to finish her degree in December 2023. From 2018 to March of this year, she worked at Diehl Machines in Wabash where she performed a job similar to her current position at Broadway Broadband.
DeLauter married Reese, her high school sweetheart, in May 2021. While they do not yet have any children of their own, she really enjoys spending time with her six nieces and nephews that range in age from four months to 13. DeLauter also enjoys baking, snowboarding and spending time with her dogs.
When she was growing up, DeLauter always wanted to be the boss. She didn’t know what she wanted to be boss of, but she knew she didn’t want to be told what to do.
When asked about any particular challenge she has had to overcome in her life, DeLauter said figuring out what career she wanted to pursue, and she has now determined that being the boss isn’t it.
DeLauter has already checked sky diving off her bucket list, but visiting Greece sometime is still on it. She has also thought about trying her hand at beekeeping.
She is still spending much of her time in training, but says she does enjoy the environment of the REMC and the people she works with. DeLauter reports to Stephanie Ziems, director of accounting and finance for Miami-Cass REMC.
We at Miami-Cass REMC are excited to have DeLauter on board as part of the Broadway Broadband family.