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At JULY We Are Thankful   


We have a lot to be thankful for at JULY… family, friends, co-workers. We wish each of you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving! Read below for a sampling of what we are most thankful for:

  • Sue Willenbring, Retirement Plan Consultant – I am so thankful for my family – especially my husband, Cliff and my son, Derek!!  We have so much fun together! (see image)

  • Kelli Pledger, Internal Sales Consultant – I’m thankful for my awesome family and especially this baby boy!!  #15months (see image)

  • Michelle Combs, Client Service Manager – I am thankful for working with such a great company that is responsive and values client and employee feedback regarding process improvements.

    Laura Greenlun, ERISA and Plan Administration Manager – I’m thankful for stores that don’t start Christmas sales or decorating until after Thanksgiving is over.

    Leslie Smith, Director of Marketing & Communications – I’m thankful for the laughter and smiles of my sweet family. (see image)

  • Jill Torborg, Recordkeeping Contact – I am thankful for my beautiful healthy family.  They bring so much joy to my life! (see image below)

  • Jessie Turner, Manager of Payroll Services – 1) I am thankful that I met Paul.  I found my husband at JULY!  I have been working at JULY since 2004 and Paul came to JULY in 2007.  We were married in 2013. 2) I am thankful to have an employer who cares about our family.  Paul and I haven’t missed a single science fair, school program, awards ceremony, or volleyball game of Ariana’s.  We are always there smiling in the stands or in the crowd, and she knows we’ll be there.  It’s thanks to JULY that we are able to balance work and home. (see image)

  • Eric Reinhardt, Manager of Participant and SOLO Plan Services – I’m thankful for Jesus!

  • John Humphrey, CEO: I am thankful for the love and relationships with my family and friends, for the unexpected joy of spending time with my 2 year old grandson, and for watching my daughters grow into young adults. I am also thankful for interesting and challenging work, for the amazing team of professionals I have the opportunity to work with, and for being in an environment where I am constantly challenged and learning. (see image below)

  • Jim Hudson, Chairman: I am thankful for family (this includes our new grandson!), and for health, for the people I get to work with, and for friends. I’m thankful for each day.

  • Pam Cooper, Deconversions Manager – I am thankful for my family and especially for my precious granddaughters, Julianna and Olivia! (see images below)

  • Cassie Aragon, Southeast Regional Sales Director – I am thankful for the air I breathe, the relationships I have, my family and my JULY family, my dog Malakai (pictured) and most importantly, my relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • Julie Gale, Client Service Manager – I am truly thankful to have the opportunity to work for JULY.  Not only does it afford me to keep a roof over my head and pay my bills, it also allows me to spoil these sweet kids. My six grandchildren are Meri, Carter, Mady, Kaylie, Kamryn and Kathryn. (see image)

  • Jeremy Hykel, Director of New Business – I’m thankful for my family and the time I get to spend with them. (see image)

  • Linda Olsen, Retirement Plan Consultant – I am thankful for my dog Aspen, who painstakingly keeps me company as I work. It’s not an easy task and she does need to take a nap once in a while. Especially during busy season. (see image)

  • Beth Parkinson, Internal Sales Consultant – I am thankful for my fisherman hubby! (see image below)

  • Melissa Davis, Client Service Associate – I am thankful every day for these three kiddos! (see image below)

  • Judy McKamie, Client Service Associate – I’m thankful for Jesus and the Church, for family and friends, for freedom, love, good health, and abundance. I’m thankful for the little things and for the joy that each day brings.

  • Nicole Johnson, Client Service Manager – I am most thankful for my daughter, Juree. She is 19 and currently in her second year of college. She is smart, driven and has a beautiful heart. She has an amazing outlook on life that I admire and I wish I could be more like her. She is beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. She has far exceeded my expectations in life and I am truly blessed that God chose me to be her mom. She is going to do great things. (see image)

  • Rachel Rogers, Client Service Manager – I’m thankful for my family, friends and most importantly my fianceÁ who asked me to marry him this past October! I am also thankful for JULY! I enjoy the work we do and love the people here. It’s been a good year and I’m grateful for everything now and the new opportunities to come.

  • Susie Buckner, Recordkeeping Specialist – I am thankful for SO many things! To the one who provides it all…Jesus Christ, our Lord & Savior. My 3 girls, Jessica, Allyson and Carlie, my extended families, our health, home and, of course, working at JULY for the last 12 years! And a VERY special thankfulness for Kevin, the love of my life and best friend! We’ve had a lot of adventures and I am looking forward to more. I would also like to wish all our clients & partners a Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Jennifer Rose, Administrative Associate –
    My thankful haiku:
    With a thankful heart
    I express gratitude for
    all that life brings me

  • Julie Gale, Client Service Manager – I am very thankful to live in such a beautiful part of our country, Arkansas, the Natural State and being able to take in the beauty of nature.

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  • Jennifer McConnell, Regional Sales Associate – I am so thankful for my husband and two wild and crazy kids. I am thankful for amazing friends to do life with. And, I am so grateful and thankful to have found a work home at JULY! Our team is truly irreplaceable!

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  • Brian Smith, Regional Sales Director – I am thankful for my wife and sons and all the support they have given me. I am thankful for my parents who just celebrated 43 years of marriage. I am thankful for my one and only sister and her beautiful family. I am thankful for all my family and friends who make doing life with incredible. I am thankful to be a coach and make a difference in the lives of the young boys on the team. I am thankful to be a Buckeye and cling to hopes of another National Championship!! I am thankful for all the men and women who have put on a uniform and served our country, especially those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. I am thankful for my health and the health of my family. And finally, I am thankful for my employer JULY for believing in me and for allowing me to make a difference in the lives of all we serve. It is a blessing to go to work each day and I am very grateful and humbled to be part of this amazing culture and family.

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