Features March 2022

Gary Jeter – TruStone Financial Credit Union

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Looking to finance a car? Or maybe refinance one you already own? Given how expensive vehicles are, many consumers can’t just buy one outright. And many such consumers can be vexed by subjective credit ratings that preclude them from low interest rates even if their scores improve. Thus, says Gary Jeter, their best option would […]

Madison Grey – NFM Lending

Est. reading time: 4 mins

With over two decades of experience in the human resources industry, Madison Grey has learned that employees are the building blocks of a company—and that the human resources department is its foundation. A strong foundation is necessary to ensure that employees are engaged at work and are satisfied with their benefits. It also staunches a […]

Brittni L. Daley-Grishaeva – Daley’s Drywall & Taping

Est. reading time: 3 mins

There wasn’t an election or formal inauguration and the song “Hail to the Chief” doesn’t play when she enters the room. For Brittni Daley-Grishaeva, the title of president is just that—a title. “The title doesn’t define a person as much as their character, values and results,” says Daley-Grishaeva, the president and chief financial officer for […]

Catherine F. Lamson – MEMIC

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Tending to personnel matters for 10 years at a Maine bank had its moments, but Catherine F. Lamson had an epiphany of sorts during the 1980s. Health care seemed a wilder ride, “where rubber meets the road,” she recalls thinking. So she took her HR skillset from banking to a hospital, then to a diagnostics […]

Chris Ware – Panola Medical Center

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Everyone at Panola Medical Center wished CEO Quentin Whitwell a safe and speedy recovery when he contracted COVID-19 in September 2021. And, when he returned to work at the Batesville, Mississippi, hospital, they got a big surprise. In the 10 days Whitwell recuperated at home, he decided it was time to reopen Quitman Community Hospital […]

Gary Fleenor – Caris Healthcare

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Death may be the great equalizer but not in how it comes about. “Hospice has roughly a 90 percent Caucasian usage rate,” Gary Fleenor tells Vision in January. “For minority groups, the utilization rate is unfortunate.” Vice president of HR for Caris Healthcare, a hospice operator in five Southeast and Midwestern states, Fleenor is trying […]

Robin Cerrati – Restaurant Associates

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When visitors grab a bite to eat at the Morgan Library in New York City or the Smithsonian Institution Museums in Washington, D.C., their food isn’t being cooked by archivists or other museum staff. Instead, it’s provided by employees of Restaurant Associates, a contractor to these and other cultural institutions. Now celebrating its 75th anniversary, […]

Maria Luisa Marcano – Ricardo Perez

Est. reading time: 4 mins

While the COVID-19 pandemic slowed down the world, it helped accelerate the digital and cultural transformation at Ricardo Perez, S.A., an automotive distributor and dealer based in Central America. According to Maria Luisa Marcano, since 2014, the company has been reinventing how it interacts with its customers—and its employees. The pandemic simply accelerated the process; […]

Jacqueline Davis – 24 Hour Home Care

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Jacqueline Davis knows the power of investing in oneself. From the moment she was accepted into college, she had to decide whether to pursue higher education despite the financial burden of completing a bachelor’s degree. Her grandfather encouraged her to believe in herself and her worth. “He believed education was the one concrete thing a […]

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