Maggie Yarbrough

Posts By: Maggie Yarbrough

How Exercise Improved My Social Life

Submitted by: Jena Legler, Senior HR Generalist Roughly ten years ago, my boyfriend of four years and I broke up and I was at a loss for what to do with my life. I had moved to Savannah to live near him, and the only friends I had made were his friends. I quickly found myself lonely and bored. I randomly came across a group of runners who were about to begin training for a marathon in San Diego, California. I figured, why not? I have nothing else better to do! To make a long story short, I met the most amazing …

How Running has an Impact on Social and Community Wellness

Submitted by: Charles Smogoleski, District Director of Operations The day was April 21st, 2014. I was on my hands and knees kissing the yellow and blue finish line every distance runner looks for as I was finishing the Boston Marathon. Rewind 14 years ago, when I was a freshman in high school and my sister’s boyfriend was asking me to join the Varsity Cross Country Team, as they did not have a full team. I was reluctant at first, being short and out of shape thinking, “Who would run for fun?” I decided to join, and one week later I …

Black History Is Something To be Thankful For

Submitted by: Ervin Nixon, District Director of Operations As a country, people of color have just one month of recognition that was not offered to them, but taken as an opportunity. An opportunity to reflect on the struggles, the trials, and the tribulations beset on a group of people who were forced to this place by oppressing colonizers looking to build a land based on morals and values. Those oppressors would somehow call it “the land of the free.” My ancestors would agree, as I hope my son never has to. But if this is free, then I wish to …

Meet Shawn Jordan

Leaders Making History: Shawn Jordan, Regional Vice President of Operations   “You don’t decide to be a leader; your team decides who they’re going to follow.” Shawn Jordan started with the Company in 2001, “back when we walked around with candles and wrote on tablets; not the kind we have today,” he joked, giving insight to how far along the Company had come since its humble beginnings. Through growth and determination, Mr. Jordan proved himself by successfully running a location and growing into the one of the first African American multi-unit leaders within the Company. “I got a phone call from …

Meet Chris Elliott

Leaders Making History: Chris Elliott, District Director of Operations  Chris Elliott celebrated his 15-year anniversary with the Company in 2019, a true milestone in his career, and has pioneered some of the leadership and marketing strategies we use today.  “I came in as an overstaff manager back in the day. The process was much different back then for training, but I quickly took over a new office in Jonesboro. I was employee #81 in the Company.” His infectious enthusiasm and motivating spirit have led team members to choose him as a leader and mentor. He admits that if he wasn’t …

Meet Tiffany Leonard

Leaders Making History: Tiffany Leonard, District Director of Operations  Tiffany Leonard started her career with the Company in 2003 and has paved the way for emerging leaders by becoming a mentor and sharing her story of success. “I started as a Manager- in-Training in Alabama. What was most impactful for my career was understanding how to grow a well-balanced business from the leaders before me.”  Leonard seeks inspiration from her ancestors, her compassionate and hard-working parents, and the mentors who have guided her in her career. Through it all, the biggest leadership lesson she teaches is one of service. “As …

Meet Jacklyn Johnson

Leaders Making History: Jacklyn Johnson, Regional Vice President  “You don’t know where you’re going unless you know where you came from. It’s our responsibility to teach and pass the torch for others, just as our ancestors did for us.” Jacklyn Johnson is known for a lot: her vivacious personality, her wisdom, her leadership skills, and her amazing story of progression with the Company. She began in an entry-level position with the Company and quickly moved her way up to Regional Vice President. Those who know her by ‘Jackie’ know of her story of success and her determination to help others …

My TMX Thank You Letter

Submitted by: Nathan Andersen, Director of Field PMO Having just passed my sixth year with TMX Finance® Family of Companies, and recently going through one of the biggest transitions I have personally experienced in my professional career, I felt it necessary to put it into writing.  Here are my words of thanks and encouragement. Through my time with this company there have been many ups and downs, all of which have made me a better employee and a more understanding person.  In the beginning, I was hesitant to work for a company where my wife already worked.  I did not …

Reflecting On Individuals

Submitted By: Jovandul Bell, National Sales Representative “If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to  favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; and it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” —Frederick Douglass What Black History …

Celebrate and Reflect

Submitted By: Cornelius Hunter, ACV Supervisor As a person of color, this month has significant value to me. Not only is it a month set aside to celebrate the accomplishments of so many who share my race and have come before me, but it is also a time to reflect on my life. Growing up in a small town, with the high standards of being the son of a pastor and being the first of my parents’ children to attend college, I’ve had the opportunity to see great examples of real life heroes, who know the real meaning of love, hard …

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