Associate Insights DECEMBER 2019
HOLIDAY CHEER & SINGING FOR SHOES This Holiday season we invite TI associates to tune up their favorite holiday songs and Sing for Shoes in support of Samaritan’s Feet. Deck yourselves in merry holiday gear (or UGLY SWEATERS!), record a verse, chorus or song on video and you could win an Amazon gift card! On December 6, Transportation Insight celebrates Holiday Cheer Day. Associates in all locations can wear their favorite holiday apparel and accessories for the day and join our social campaign challenge #SingingForShoes.
IN THIS ISSUE
A MESSAGE FROM THE CEO
Sing solo or pick choir partners and record your holiday hit on camera. Marketing will capture videos at the Hickory Corporate Campus. Associates elsewhere, record your rendition and send it to email@example.com . All recordings submitted by 4 p.m. EST Dec. 6 will be entered in the Amazon gift card raffle.
Look for videos on Transportation Insight social channels. Share your video in a post with the #SingingForShoes hashtag and the link samaritansfeet.org/singingforshoes and challenge friends and contacts to sing their own seasonal selection! This will help engage more people with Samaritan’s Feet and its important mission. Learn more here. Spread holiday cheer and help Transportation Insight support our charitable partner Samaritan’s Feet. Join us in #SingingForShoes!
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Where has 2019 gone? It’s hard to believe that we’re approaching the end of a true milestone year for Transportation Insight! I am regularly encouraged by the conversations I have (as well as the stories I hear from many of you) about how we are not only RUNNING our business with excellence, but also ADVANCING our business with passion and strategic purpose. Back in March, we began talking about this special opportunity we have to continue building a great company together, backed by the capital and expertise of Gryphon Investors and strengthened by our partnership with Nolan Transportation Group. Nine months ago, we knew we had some good ideas, good plans, and a good team of associates. Today, we have seen good ideas becoming reality; we have seen good plans getting executed; and we have seen our team of talented associates collaborating, thinking, solving, learning, and growing – all for the benefit of our clients and our company! Let me share just a few of the exciting 2019 statistics that encourage me about the path we are on. I hope these achievements will encourage you, too. • Over $12 million of net revenue signings – 60% greater than our previous record! • Over $2 million invested in key Information Technology projects, including the OneTI platform that will be completed and delivered in 2020! • Client contract renewals aggregating $12 million in annual net revenue! • More than 100 new associates joining our company, including 40 associates added across our Information Technology and Commercial teams! As your CEO, I am truly grateful for the opportunity to serve you, our clients and our investors. Together we’ve accomplished much over the past year, and we’ve set the stage for even greater advancement of our business in 2020!
AMESSAGE FROMTHE CEO
Winning Together, Rennie
SERVICE IN ACTION
Christmas Wishes Angel Tree Program Transportation Insight associates partnered with Catawba County Social Services to help make the Christmas wishes of 75 foster children in Catawba County come true through the Christmas Wishes Angel Tree program. All of the gifts purchased by our associates were delivered to Catawba County Social Services on December 3, and they’ll be received with open arms.
Salvation Army Bell-Ringing On December 17 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.,
Transportation Insight associates will be ringing the bell for the Salvation Army in front of the Grocery entrance to the Walmart Supercenter on U.S. 70 in Hickory. As of press time, spots still remain – go to this link to sign up .
Elsewhere around the Company… Transportation Insight’s Overland Park Operating Center delivered big for Hope House on Thanksgiving. The TI-KC team and Service in Action reached its goal of filling 20 baskets with Thanksgiving dinner items and collected $35 and additional donations to support Hope House, a safe place for families affected by domestic violence. The TI Omaha Operating Center has kicked off its 8th Annual Salvation Army Adopt-a- Family. Coordinated by Ange Bates, TI Omaha typically has about 10 associates who will serve 3-4 families with up to 5 people in each family by collecting money, going shopping, wrapping and delivering presents to the families each Christmas.
REMEMBERING EVERYONE DEPLOYED
During November associates throughout Transportation Insight donned red on Fridays in tribute to men and women on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. Along with our Veterans Day salute to TI Associates, the initiative to “Remember Everyone Deployed” allowed our organization to recognize the sacrifice of military members in the past and present.
YUSLEIDYS ABREU Marketing − Marketing Events Manager Yusleidys (“Yusy”) is originally from Cuba and was raised in Massachusetts where she attended Quinsigamond Community College. She has more than 15 years experience in Sales and Marketing as well as developing Trade Shows. Yusleidys moved to North Carolina from Florida five years ago with her husband and two children. She is an outdoor adventure junkie, world traveler, foodie, runner and avid reader. KAYLA BRIGHT Supply Chain Analytics − Senior Supply Chain Reporting Analyst Kayla is from Statesville, NC, and graduated from Western Carolina University with a degree in Computer Information Systems. She has two fur babies, Bella, a long-haired Chihuahua and Draco, a tabby kitten. In her free time she likes to play Diablo/Pokemon, enjoy a Harry Potter movie marathon, watch Anime or read. In high school and her first two years at WCU she was in the band. In 2014 she performed in New York City in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade with the Pride of the Mountain Marching Band.
ASHLEY SMITH Processing − Processing Assistant Ashley was raised in Gastonia, NC, and recently moved to Hickory with her boyfriend, Matt. Ashley and Matt have been together for six years and are high school sweethearts. Ashley attended Western Carolina University where she earned her degree in Business Management. Ashley likes reading and hiking, but the one thing she likes most is hockey. Ashley and Matt attend a Charlotte Checkers game every chance they get. HAYDEE TREJO Client Services − Client Services Advisor Haydee has been married to her wonderful husband, Abel, for 17 years. Together they have two amazing children, Eric and Bella, and their dog, Bobo. Haydee is currently pursuing her degree in Business Law. For the past 15 years, Haydee has worked in Customer Service and Marketing. In her personal time, she enjoys running, cooking and spending time with her loved ones. Haydee also enjoys traveling to Mexico and Europe to visit family.
DOUG MCINTYRE Client Services − Enterprise Account Manager Doug and his wife Beth have been married 22 years and are raising their three children in Overland Park, KS. Daniel is a senior, an artist and Eagle scout. Sophia is a freshman, earning her Girl Scout Gold Star and playing volleyball. Sarah Kate is in fourth grade, plays basketball, and loves singing Karaoke. The family enjoys playing board games and backyard sports, taking their dog Lucy to the dog park, boating on Table Rock lake and watching Jayhawks basketball. Doug coaches fourth-grade basketball and is Co-Chair of the Blue Valley North Father’s Club.
MARK KOCZENASZ Client Services − Client Services Manager Mark has a diverse background with more than 20 years working in the logistics industry. He’s worked for a carrier, a shipper, 3PLs − both Freight under Management & Brokerage, e-commerce fulfillment and even for a software as a service TMS software developer. Mark is originally from Michigan although he spent eight years in Illinois before moving to North Carolina in 2013. Mark’s degree is in Psychology. He is married to Monica and they have two adult children, Alecia and Adam. Mark also has three young granddaughters, including twins Charlee and Reagan and baby sister Parker.
CORA COURTNEY Cora Courtney is a Manager of Processing Services working in our Overland Park operating center. Currently serving 30 customers, Cora’s team includes seven Processing Analysts, one Senior Processing Analyst and one Processing Assistant. Their job is to find the most efficient ways to process invoices quickly, as well as create procedures that ensure customer invoices are billed correctly. Cora enjoys working with her team and others to find all the puzzle pieces to issues and getting those pieces into place to find a resolution. “I have an amazing team here in the Overland Park office, and there are wonderful folks that I work with in other areas of TI,” she said. “I am glad to be part of the organization.” Outside work Cora enjoys trap shooting, cooking, taking the dogs to the dog park, and spending time with her family and friends. Cora’s husband Larry is an avid waterfowl hunter, which provides her with the opportunity to cook meals that are outside the traditional grocery store purchases.
Cora’s family includes two dogs, 9-year-old chocolate Labrador Boomer and 7-year-old rottweiler, Cali, and her step- son Kasey and his fiancée Madison, who are expecting
a baby boy in April. Larry and Cora are extremely excited to spoil their first grandbaby as much as possible!
Seasonal Celebrations Holiday events planned at operating centers include: • Cookies with Santa (HKY) - Dec. 5, 5-7 p.m. • Christmas Party (HKY) - Dec. 13 • Christmas Party (TI-KC) - Dec. 19
OPPORTUNITUTES FOR GROWTH Transportation Insight’s Associate Internal Career Page details numerous opportunities for growth throughout the organization’s North American locations.
For more information, please contact Chrissy Sherrill.
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In observance of holidays, Transportation Insight’s corporate offices will be closed the following dates: • Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24 • Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25 • New Year’s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1
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NOVEMBER ANNIVERSARIES & BIRTHDAYS An unfortunate oversight omitted our valued Omaha, NE associates from the November newsletter.
Please join us in recognizing Toni Caputo for 20 years of service to our organization.
To our November birthdays – best wishes for the year ahead Lee Ann Wigington (11/6) and Brenda Haswell (11/29) .
Stephen W. Lee Emily H. Minoofar 12/02 Gregory Bryan Cable 12/02 Robin London 12/02 Chase Heafner 12/04 Adam Hosmann 12/05 Robert Schrank 12/06 Lisa Hoyle 12/10 Christina L. Sherrill 12/11 Cole A. Dulin 12/11 Denise K. Camp 12/12 Jennifer Haddock 12/12 Charles Cole 12/13 Mark Iorillo 12/13 Shawn Ashby 12/13 Chelsea D. Perkins 12/14 Danielle Gargus 12/15 Lisa Locke 12/15 Rachel H. Ratledge 12/15 DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS 12/01
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Rodney Poole Deloy B. Cox Cora F. Courtney 12/23 Denise L. Thornburg 12/23 Josh Walker 12/25 Cynthia S. Culbertson 12/27 Heather Clark 12/27 Monique Stanfield 12/27 Katelyn Baselj 12/28 James E. Wilson 12/29 Thomas J. Volz 12/29 Annie Dover 12/30 James C. Mathews 12/30 Clay E. Gentry III 12/31 Kevin Hunt 12/31 Linda Davis 12/31 Stacey M. Eckard 12/31
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