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From the Tennessee National Guard to Special Operations Command (SOCOM) in Fort Bragg, NC

From the Tennessee National Guard to Special Operations Command (SOCOM) in Fort Bragg, NC

By: Jared Taylor – Sergeant I decided to join the Army National Guard in 2014.  I had already finished college and had been working as a General Manager for another retail company since 2007.  All of my family had been prior service members or prior law enforcement, so I felt ‘called’ to do the same. I chose to enlist in the National Guard because I wanted to keep working, but at the same time serve my country. I went to Basic Training in Fort Jackson, South Carolina where I was placed in a leadership role over a platoon of thirty …

Honor, Courage, Pride…

Honor, Courage, Pride…

By: Ben Davis-Minjarez, General Manager, U.S. Navy I served in the U.S. Navy for 13 years as an HM1 (FMF/SW/AW). During my time in the military, I learned valuable assets such as honor, courage, pride, commitment to excellence, and attention to detail. These core values have helped guide me through several deployments and have also helped me exceed in my position as General Manager for TitleMax. I love working for a company that allows me to continue to lead and excel, but also give me the tools I need to do so. TitleMax was the best fit for me because …

Proud Veteran and Team Member

Proud Veteran and Team Member

By: Leonita S. McAllister, General Manager-TMX Certified Trainer, U.S. Navy Whether in active duty or as veteran, you always have concern for others and their well-being. Working at TitleMax has given me a way to continue to help others and the ability to interact and meet all types of people like I did when I served. It is a great feeling to be able to help change a life, not just with financial help, but with a smile, connecting in conversation, and even just listening. I am proud to be a veteran and I am proud to be a part …

Veterans Are Assets

Veterans Are Assets

By: Stephen Kennedy, Senior General Manager, Air Force Hi! I hope everyone can get through what might be a long-winded synopsis of my time in the military, and how TMX Project SERV helps my fellow veterans. I began my military career in 1973, after being fortunate enough to experience being a military brat from elementary to high school. I found myself living most of my young life in Japan and Germany. After graduating high school in Germany, I returned to the states, started college, but found myself missing the excitement and lifestyle associated with being around the military, so I …

Commitment + Passion + Discipline = Results and Performance

Commitment + Passion + Discipline = Results and Performance

By: Chris Copenhaver, General Manager, U.S. Marine I began my career with Titlemax in January 2016 as a General Manager. It has been a blessing to see a company go above and beyond to show their effort and support for our veterans. You do not see many companies doing this for the men and women who have served. During my spare time away from work, I am currently working on my Master’s Degree in Accounting. I am a proud father with five children and my oldest son is currently serving our Military as well. He is six months into his …

Teamwork, Trust, Loyalty, and Integrity

Teamwork, Trust, Loyalty, and Integrity

By: Jennifer Padilla, Customer Service Representative, U.S. Army National Guard Although my time with the military was short, I learned what it takes to have the courage to push myself beyond what I thought I could handle. I learned the fundamentals of teamwork, trust, loyalty, and integrity and how they go beyond just the military. It was easy for me to take these skills and transition to being a team player and having the courage to start and learn a new job with new teammates in business. I love my job and it’s a great feeling having the opportunity to …

Leadership Skills

Leadership Skills

By: David Lonergan, General Manager, U.S Marine Corps I joined the Marine Corps in 2004 after high school and served 8 years. In my time spent, I learned how to become a better leader by the core values of the Marine Corps: Honor, Courage, Commitment. In the Marine Corps I was deployed to Iraq, traveled to other countries, and went to different states. I got to see how other places were and learn from other cultures to expand my mind to help with new ways of teaching and learning. When I started a family, I decided to leave the military. …

Transitioning from Military Life to Everyday Life is Achievable

Transitioning from Military Life to Everyday Life is Achievable

By: Shametra Watts, Senior General Manager, U.S Army I served in the Army for eight years. Within those eight years, the military taught me many different life skills, but the most important were: To be independent To work as a team To be a leader By learning these skills and building on them, it helped me to not only succeed in my personal life, but also in my career. Being a part of the military is a life experience that develops you to be successful in many different ways. I learned to step up, go the extra mile, and be persistent. TMX …

Recovering with Help

Recovering with Help

Submitted By: Brandon Guffee, Lead Business Analyst January 5, 2018 was a normal Friday, much like any other. I was excited to get off work and start another great weekend. January 6, 2018 started out as typical Saturday. My wife and I loaded up our ATVs and headed out for some trail riding. This time we decided to check out a new trail, Rocky Ridge Ranch near Decatur, TX. After a few hours of riding, my wife and I decided we were not enjoying the trail, so we packed up and headed home. At some point between Decatur and Denton, …

Exciting Times as the TMX Finance Family of Companies Intern

Exciting Times as the TMX Finance Family of Companies Intern

Submitted by: Amira Mccall, Summer Intern Hello everyone, my name is Amira McCall and I am the new TMX Summer Intern! I attend a local school in the Savannah district where I had the privilege to apply to the City of Savannah’s Summer 500 Program. This summer youth employment program partners with local companies to match 500 of Savannah’s youths with paid internships for 8 weeks. And that’s how I became your Intern! Summer 500 helps prepare us for the business world by giving us the opportunity to gain real-world work experience. Before starting our internships, we went through an …

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