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TMX Cares: A Company-Wide Initiative!

TMX Cares: A Company-Wide Initiative!

We believe in helping people and have made it our business to care for the communities where we live and work! Our newest TMX Cares commitment reflects the local nature of our business as we strive to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in need and helps us to address the educational needs, food, and overall health and wellness of those in our communities. We recently launched a new Company-wide commitment to host quarterly donation drives at our 1,200 plus store locations and our two corporate offices. According to President Otto Bielss, “It’s very important for our …

#DefineYourDrive: Helping Others

#DefineYourDrive: Helping Others

To honor our veteran hiring commitment, TMX PROJECT SERV, we are recognizing veterans within our Company; sharing their transition into a civilian career and how their military experience has helped them succeed. Submitted by: Jose Mercado, General Manager  I joined the U.S. Army Military Police Corps in 1984 and served until 1996, then served during Desert Storm with the 1st Cavalry Division. My time in the military changed my life, teaching me self-discipline and self-motivation. I also traveled the world and experienced many different cultures personally, which taught me that there is a whole other world out there that we …

President Otto Bielss, named one of SOUTH Magazine’s GREATEST bosses of 2017!

President Otto Bielss, named one of SOUTH Magazine’s GREATEST bosses of 2017!

When you think of President Otto Bielss, what comes to mind? Here a few things we think about… A fearless leader A team player An excellent mentor A dynamic executive A passionate speaker! Dallas Cowboys SUPERFAN! And to add to the list…{one of} SOUTH’s greatest bosses! Each year, SOUTH magazine hosts a contest for local businesses to submit leaders to be recognized as the greatest bosses in the area. Several are nominated, only a few are selected. We’re so proud that our President, Otto Bielss, was among the few chosen for being the incredible boss that he is! Otto is …

#DefineYourDrive: Versatility

#DefineYourDrive: Versatility

Submitted by: Sheila Kramer, Store Manager, Region 12 I started helping out around the family farm at six years old, then went on to work in the family business where I learned to balance money and run a small staff. I ended up with experience in many different areas of employment throughout that time, instilling in me a sense of versatility that gave me so many different career options. I decided to further my education so I could have a career that I enjoy in the lending business. I started my career with TitleMax and have been climbing the ladder …

#DefineYourDrive: Financial Security

#DefineYourDrive: Financial Security

Submitted by: Savannah Kitchens, General Manager, Region 15  I am a single mother of two young girls. I’ve had three jobs my whole life and have excelled in each, but it wasn’t until I started with this Company five and half years ago that I imagined I could be financially stable and afford a great life for myself and for my children as their sole breadwinner. I am also able to show my daughters that you can be a woman in a position of leadership. TitleMax has provided me the opportunity and motivation to further pursue my education, and after …

#DefineYourDrive: Coach and Develop

#DefineYourDrive: Coach and Develop

Submitted by: Melyssia Santiago, Regional Director of Operations, Region 5 I am the oldest of four children and was raised by an incredibly strong and dedicated mother. She taught us that you should be positive, enthusiastic, and always exhibit a can-do attitude because the only one that can hold you back is YOU! Because of my mother, I firmly believe that you have to visualize what you want and take the necessary steps to go after that goal. I began my career with the Company as a General Manager (“GM”) at TitleMax, and after successfully growing three stores within a …

When Your Career Plan Changes

When Your Career Plan Changes

Read about how our current Veterans have transitioned their military skills and experience into successful business careers. Submitted by: Jim Vaughan, United States Navy IC3  Senior VP Operations – East I wouldn’t trade anything for the time I spent in the Navy. When asked, I always say the Navy provided me with the two greatest experiences in my life. During my enlistment, I learned the true value of education and I met my wife who was attending college where I was stationed. Growing up, I was always curious about how things worked and operated. If it made a sound or …

Army Linguist turned E.V.P of Operations

Army Linguist turned E.V.P of Operations

Read about how our current Veterans have transitioned their military skills and experience into successful business careers. Submitted by: Theodore Helgesen, Executive Vice President Operations and Former Army Persian Farsi Linguist  I am a champion of our Veterans Hiring Commitment, TMX Project SERV.  I am a U.S. Army Veteran, with four years in the Army Reserve as a Crew Chief on OH -58 and UH-1 helicopters and four years active duty as an Airborne Military Intelligence Linguist in the 18th Airborne Corp in Fort Bragg North Carolina and the 2nd Armored Calvary Unit in Fort Polk Louisiana. When I began …

Independence Day

Independence Day

Submitted by: James Placek, Vice President of Operations Division 4 Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the 13 American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other …

Love and Respect for Our Country

Love and Respect for Our Country

Submitted by: Rosanne Salmen, Customer Service Representative, Las Vegas, NV The Fourth of July means a great deal to me as my father was a “lifer” in the military and we were brought up to love and respect our Country. Just like most people, we spent the Fourth of July with family and friends, either at the beach or in the backyard pool. We grilled the usual hot dogs and hamburgers and shot off the good ole’ “Safe and Sane” fireworks at night. But unlike most people, we were not allowed to forget what this holiday meant to our Country and all …

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