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AHOD

All Hands on Deck

Kicking off 2020 the right way by celebrating our colleagues.  Read more about it below.

In our first AHOD meeting of the year we looked ahead and communicated our vision for 2020.  Department heads stood in front of the entire company and shared the expectations they had for their team.  Stating a clear vision of how their department will enable the success of our clients.

One of the key themes to the AHOD is celebration.  We were happy to announce the latest additions to our Hall of Fame wall with five years of service to our clients, Nate Kenney (COO) and Jessica Ralston (Quality Control Manager).  These two have had too many contributions to list, but both excel in helping others to believe in themselves and achieve more than they thought is possible.

The celebrating didn’t end there as we announced our inaugural Core Purpose & Core Value winners of 2019.

The Core Purpose award “To Enable Success” was presented to Lloyd Layne whom truly has an entrepreneurial spirit and is a large part of the success of Thomas and Company both internally and externally.  In his role as Manager of Data Operations, he has continuously implemented systematic efficiencies, and improved processes resulting in greater bandwidth for the entire team..  He jumps at the chance to help his colleagues save time on data related tasks.

Ashley Parry was awarded “Remember Who We Are” with more than 11 years with Thomas and Company, she has a proud service history and prides herself on doing things the right way.

Jessica Ralston is focused on being better today than she was yesterday and actualizing her potential. Therefore the “Always Improving” award was presented to her as she continues to push herself and her team to be more efficient and deliver more value.

The “Own It” award went to Taylor Bennett because no project is too big, nor too small, and “that’s not my job” doesn’t exist in his vocabulary.  Taylor’s vast list of accomplishments range from the large-scale deployment of new servers, to the implementation of complex storage hardware, and dynamic security initiatives.

Amanda Wulforst supports our clients and her co-workers by sharing her knowledge, approaching all communication with kindness and appreciation, and handling every situation with grace.  Amanda has your back, as well as the award for “Solidarity.”

Congratulations once again to our Core Purpose & Core Value winners!

Tacky Holiday Sweater Party

Having some fun in fellowship

Tacky Attire

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can wear anyone down.  We combated those holiday blues with bright, gaudy, and tacky attire.  Add in a friendly gingerbread house competition and the banter and laughter were plentiful.

Holiday Luncheon

Showing Gratitude

It has been a Thomas & Company tradition to pause around this time of year and recognize our most valuable resource, our people.  Their hard work and dedication continues to enable success for our clients.  It’s a short break to sit together in solidarity and enjoy fellowship as an opportunity to build upon our camaraderie and culture.

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and Joyful Holiday Season!

Rock Star Colleagues

10+ Years of

Enabling Success

Last year we provided custom platinum records to 7 employees who have been with us for 20 or more years.  They are the ones who put down the tracks and forged this culture and quite frankly deserve a platinum record on their wall.  This year we handed out 23 custom lead guitars to colleagues who have been with Thomas & Company for 10 or more years.  These are the Rock Stars of T&C who have enabled our success and created thousands of fans along the way.

Thanksgiving Brunch

Thanksgiving Brunch

Servant Leadership

““Take care of the people who take care of you,” is some of the best advice I’ve ever received. Servant leadership is a guiding principal at Thomas & Company and plays a major role in how the leadership team operates. It is truly rewarding to have the opportunity to express our appreciation for the impressive group of people that make our company great. We’re thankful for each and every team member here at Thomas & Company. ”

Jim ThomasCEO

Hollywood Halloween 2019

We are always looking for opportunities create camaraderie by having some fun and socializing in the office.  Halloween gave us this opportunity as well as giving each colleague the ability to express their individuality.  This year’s theme was ‘Hollywood Halloween’ where each department, team, or group chose a movie or television show as the basis for their costumes.  As you can see in the images below, we have some creative groups who perfectly portrayed Saturday Night Live, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Grey’s Anatomy, Snoopy and more.  We awarded trophies for best individual costume (Dora the Explorer), best group/duo (Shinning Twins), and department (Snoopy).

A Look Inside

Hollywood Halloween

Tough Mudder

Tough & Company take on the Tough Mudder

Not your average team building event, but a memorable one none the less.  On October 5th a group of Thomas & Company employees plus a few friends and relatives took on the endurance race known as the Tough Mudder.  This race consists of 8.5 miles and 25 obstacles that play on common fears such as fire, water, electricity and heights.  Each participant must rely on other “mudders” in order to complete this race, making it more of a team event than an individual race.  Our team relied on each other to persevere through adversity.  We all face obstacles in our day to day tasks, but when you know you have a teammate right next to you willing to lend a hand, those obstacles are a little easier to overcome.  A few bumps, scrapes and bruises were endured, but the overall experience brought us closer together for a memory we won’t soon forget.

50+ at 5+ Years!

Hall of Fame

On August 19th Amy Johnson was welcomed into the Thomas & Company Hall of Fame as the 50th colleague with a tenure of at least five years.  Two weeks later we welcomed Becca Simmons as our 51st Hall of Fame colleague. We are truly grateful for these two colleagues and the time they have contributed to enabling the success of T&C and our clients.

Both have been exceptional team members within their departments.  Amy on the Hearings & Decisions Administrative team and Becca on the Claims team.

Congratulations Amy & Becca!  We look forward to many more wonderful years together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sounds Family Outing

Play Ball!

Over the past 25 years Thomas & Company has always celebrated our colleagues and their families for their commitment to the company. Our annual Sounds baseball outing gives us all a chance to celebrate our accomplishments and enhance our solidarity.

On July 25th Thomas & Company took over the outfield stands with 340 colleagues and family members.  Sporting our 25 Year Anniversary baseball tee shirts, we enjoyed getting out of the office and having some fun enjoying the sights and SOUNDS of baseball.

Check out the highlight video below of our wonderful outing.

Look Inside

Sounds Game Company Outing

SOAR to Wellness

SOAR to Wellness

Objective: To create a program to enable the success of individual colleague wellness.

DESCRIPTION:  Over the next 75 days (7/17 – 9/30), we will be providing opportunities for our colleagues to focus on their wellness.  A point value will be associated with each one of these opportunities, allowing each individual employee to earn points on their path to wellness.
This program will not focus solely on physical health.  We are taking more of a holistic approach to well being.  Our program will focus on and have opportunities with physical, mental, dietary, social/teamwork, preventative, developmental, goal setting, accountability, financial, philanthropic, environmental, etc.
Why SOAR?
Each letter represents one of our Core Values.  Solidarity, Own It, Always Improving, Remember Who We Are.  Each one of these core values in concert with each other will enable our success when focusing on wellness.
 
The Logo?
The star at the highest point of the logo represents putting our Core Purpose at the apex of what we do, To Enable Success.  For our clients this means saving time, money, and mitigating risk through lasting relationships.  We believe this program will allow us to do this even better than we do today.  The star also represents putting our own personal and professional growth with an entrepreneurial spirit at the top of what we do.  The owl, acknowledges the wise decisions we face on a daily basis, plus we needed a bird with a name like SOAR!