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Celebrating Women’s History Month: Spotlight on Director of Unemployment Claims Management Keianna Barnes

By March 22, 2024April 1st, 2024Culture

Keianna is a wonderful leader. We went through the very first Leadership Development Program together back in 2015. I have seen her grow so much since then. She is a fearless leader, she is fair, she is knowledgeable, she promotes our core values, she listens, she is positive, and she is a team player, and she is encouraging. I am SO SO proud of her and her accomplishments. I can’t wait to see what her bright future holds! She is the future of T&C.

Summer Thomas, UI Claims Manager

Anyone who has worked with Keianna knows what an extraordinary woman she is. She is dedicated to building strong relationships with her team and invests her time and energy to ensure everyone’s success. She is always going above and beyond, stepping in to assist when needed. She is an amazing mentor and continuously challenges me. I owe much of my growth at Thomas & Company to her support and guidance.

Stephanie Sibley, UI POA Authorizations Manager

In honor of Women’s History Month, we are excited to continue to highlight some of the great female leaders at Thomas & Company. Today, we are honored to feature the remarkable journey and accomplishments of Keianna Barnes!

Keianna’s ascent through various roles within our organization—from Claims Analyst to Quality Control Supervisor and Manager, Senior Claims Manager, and most recently her promotion to Director of Unemployment Claims Management —exemplifies her dedication, resilience, and commitment to personal and professional growth. Her journey is not only a testament to her remarkable talents but also to the supportive environment fostered by Thomas & Company.

Reflecting on her career, Keianna considers her participation in Thomas & Company’s Leadership Development Program (LDP) pilot a pivotal moment. Through this experience, she was able to hone her leadership skills, embracing every opportunity for advancement. Keianna’s journey is also marked by the invaluable mentorship she received, which not only provided guidance but also nurtured a sense of support within her teams.

Keianna’s commitment to continued encouragement of a supportive and inclusive workplace culture is a  true reflection of her character. She recognizes the invaluable contribution of women at Thomas & Company, not just in leadership positions but across the board. Keianna’s belief in the power of collaboration and camaraderie has created a work environment where everyone feels valued, supported, and empowered to excel.

Furthermore, Keianna’s leadership is part of a larger story of empowerment and camaraderie among the women at T&C. We have an incredible group of women who are not just leaders, but individuals willing to go above and beyond to support one another. It is this genuine connection and shared passion for our work that truly sets us apart.

At Thomas & Company, we are fortunate to have Keianna as a leader and mentor. Her passion, dedication, and commitment to excellence inspire us all to reach greater heights and make a meaningful impact in everything we do.

Join me in celebrating Keianna’s remarkable achievements and contributions during Women’s History Month and beyond. Together, let us continue to champion the voices and accomplishments of women in our workplace and beyond.

All of my interactions with Keianna have been wonderful. She is always there to assist in what I need. She has a positive attitude and helps look at the brighter side of things.

Lisa Cain, UI Claims Team Lead

I cannot say enough good things about Keianna! Keianna is a very positive leader! She is always there to listen to ideas and suggestions. She promotes teamwork and is also more than willing to dive in and assist whenever and wherever needed. She is my sounding board and at times my voice of reason. I am very grateful to work under Keianna!

Nicole Toureau, UI Claims Manager
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