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Jerald Horner Named Chief Information Officer

Jerald Horner Named Chief Information Officer

Submitted by: Maggie Yarbrough, Social Media and PR Strategist We have some very exciting news! We are thrilled to announce that Jerald (Jerry) Horner, our current Senior Vice President of Technology, has been promoted to Chief Information Officer! In this new role, Jerry will continue to lead the IT team and ensure the Company’s technology needs are met and that the IT initiatives are aligned with the organization’s intermediate and long-term growth strategies. Jerry will remain in the Dallas corporate office, reporting to the President of the Company, Otto Bielss, and continue providing strategic direction for the IT Department in …

Being Robert’s Voice

Being Robert’s Voice

Submitted by: Jennifer Mitton, General Manager Autism is a developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to people. It also affects how they make sense of the things around them. It is a spectrum condition, which means, while all people with autism share certain difficulties, their condition will affect them in different ways. Autism doesn’t come with a manual. It comes with a parent who never gives up being the voice for their child. My son Robert was 6 years old when he was diagnosed with being on the spectrum. He is considered high functioning and …

My Miracle

My Miracle

Submitted by: Amy Kremitzki, General Manager My daughter, Abbygail Jean, blessed my life with her presence December 27th, 2002. Things were not “smooth” for her arrival. I was very ill and she was very early. My little bundle entered my life without oxygen for the first several precious seconds of her life and they are not sure how long she was without oxygen before she arrived. Doctors were also not sure to what extent this would affect her. She was initially diagnosed with Static Encephalopathy. Which means that the brain function is abnormal and it interferes with learning, development, and …

The Warm Winter Drive was a Success!

The Warm Winter Drive was a Success!

Submitted by: Maggie Yarbrough, Social Media and PR Strategist Throughout the month of February, we held our first Company-wide Warm Winter Clothing Drive. The clothing donated consisted of new and gently used blankets, coats, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, mittens, boots, and scarves. Thanks to the generous support of our customers, communities, and team members – we collected 11,925 items of clothing, totaling $111,895, and impacting around 549 charities. Our team really came together to make this initiative a huge success! Stores across the country held separate winter clothing drives for many years, which is why we decided it was time to …

A More Certain Truth of Time

A More Certain Truth of Time

Submitted by: Jason Broce, Director of Human Resources and Colon Cancer Survivor Some say, “growing older is a privilege denied to many”. Like many quotes of wisdom, this is one that I have come to understand, yet never fully embraced until a couple of years ago. I’ve always been an advocate of my own health. As a boy, I remember watching my Dad running, lifting weights, and hanging from his biceps, and I wanted to be strong like him. Aside from a few years in college, I’ve always deliberately watched what I ate and maintained a regular exercise routine. With …

Celebrating National Mentoring Month

Celebrating National Mentoring Month

Submitted by: Olivia Bass We are very excited to be celebrating National Mentoring Month! Inaugurated in 2002, this designation was assigned to promote mentoring in the US and to the positive effects it can have on our lives, both personally and professionally! We know the value of a great mentor and that is why we hold the TEAM UP Mentorship program in such high regard within the Company! In preparation for the official kick-off on January 11th, we will begin by celebrating “I am a Mentor” Day with a social media campaign. We are asking all of our TEAM UP …

Helping Others Face the Future

Helping Others Face the Future

Submitted by: Michelle Cook, District Director of Operations For the fourth year in a row, Tennessee and North Georgia Districts 143, 25, and 35 collected and donated between 500-700 used printer toner cartridges to an organization based out of Chattanooga, TN called: FACES: The National Craniofacial Association. This organization supports children born with cranio-facial abnormalities and their families who are financially unable to take their child to major medical centers where specialized craniofacial teams provide the safest and most advanced treatments for building a face and skull. There is never a charge for any service provided by FACES, including travel, …

Lindsey Reed Smith Named Chief People Officer

Lindsey Reed Smith Named Chief People Officer

Submitted by: Jamie Lane, Director of Communications We have some exciting news! We are thrilled to announce that Lindsey Reed Smith, our current Senior VP of talent, has been promoted to our first-ever chief people officer! Our Company has experienced a tremendous year in terms of development and growth and much of that cultural shift can be attributed to Lindsey’s leadership. President Otto Bielss announced, “It is my honor to promote Lindsey into this inaugural role as she has been a dedicated confidante to the leaders within our organization and truly is the heartbeat of the TMX Finance Family of …

Random Acts of Kindness Day

Random Acts of Kindness Day

Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day! We’ve had so much fun celebrating kindness all week- we’ve seen pictures and posts of breakfast treats at the office, kind words, kind acts to team members and strangers, and most of all, smiling faces! In fact, we even have the “RAK Police” patrolling the hallways of our Dallas corporate office capturing acts of kindness from our team members. Check out these great shout-outs and posts our team members made below, but you’ll have to check the TMX Finance Family of Companies social media pages to see everyone’s acts of kindness. Remember to …

Helping Others Face the Future

Helping Others Face the Future

[row][column xs=”8″ sm=”10″]Submitted by: Michelle Cook, District Director of Operations[/column][/row] Each year our Tennessee District collects and donates between 500-700 used printer toner cartridges to an organization based out of Chattanooga, TN called: FACES: The National Craniofacial Association. This organization supports children born with cranio-facial abnormalities and their families who are financially unable to take their child to major medical centers where specialized craniofacial teams provide the safest and most advanced treatments for building a face and skull. There is never a charge for any service provided by FACES, including travel, lodging, and food that is associated with a family …

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