The Gary Thompson Agency held its annual Christmas Party in Lincoln this year at the Graduate Hotel with a live viewing of the Ohio State football game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. At this event, GTA announced awards for staff that have reached and exceeded certain milestones in the agency, as well as years of service awards. These individuals excelled at the highest level this past year and are continuing to position Gary Thompson Agency as one of the premier insurance agencies in the area.
This year, the Employee of the Year award was presented to Jana Steinkruger, Client Relationship Manager, out of our Hildreth location. Jana's determination and eagerness to help out in whatever situation set her apart this year and resulted in her receiving this recognition.
The Producer of the Year award will be presented in early 2019, once all numbers have been submitted for the year. The Board of Directors not only created these awards for those excelling within the agency but also in honor of two insurance professionals from the Gary Thompson Agency that passed away in recent years: Greg Choquette and Augie Nelson.
Additionally, three Years of Service awards were handed out this year in recognition to those who have worked for five years at GTA. The three recipients were: Stacy Rasser (Red Cloud), Val Benge (Red Cloud), and Dianne Kelle (Lincoln - not pictured). Pictured below: Stacy Rasser, Krae Dutoit (President), and Val Benge.
New employees were also recognized, as this past year GTA added four agencies: Waverly, Bertrand, McCook, and Trenton, and a total of eleven new employees.
Pictured below: Krae Dutoit, Joe Townsley (McCook), Tana Williams (Grand Island), Mariah Gosch (McCook), Megan Lewis (McCook & Trenton), & Peggy McDonald (Trenton).
Pictured below: Trent Svehla (Waverly), Brenda Moran (Grand Island), & Lance Thorell (Bertand).
The rest of the evening proved to be a great success as employees from all over the state were given the opportunity to catch up and partake in a little friendly competition.
Pictured below. Left: Brooke Dallman (Franklin), Amy Lewandowski (Hildreth), RoseAnn Platt (Franklin) and her husband. Right: Tana Williams (GI) and her husband, Jill Slough (GI), and Andy Lara (GI) with his wife.
After the football game ended, employees challenged each other in lawn game competitions.
Pictured below. Left: A group of GTA employees participated in an intense corn hole tournament. Right: Tony Purvis (Kearney) and Dusty Jura (Wilcox) challenged each other in a game of ladder golf. Bottom: GTA Employees gathered to watch the game and caught up over good food.
Posted on Mon, November 5, 2018
by Katie Griess