Employee Appreciation in My Own Words

by Kim Taylor

Happy National Employee Appreciation Day!  When I read this Inc. headline I wondered why I hadn’t seen a row of Hallmark cards to remind me this day existed.  But, then I thought, who needs a card, we have a blog—and what better place to publicly praise my colleagues, the team at Curley & Pynn.

Roger Pynn
Roger puts the “Pynn” in Curley & Pynn. (Nothing gets by me!)  He’s the consummate connector.  The relationship builder.  The community guy.  The omniscient co-founder whom we rely upon every day.  He’s built this business over more than 27 years and spends his days advising clients in ways too many to mention.

Dan Ward
Many have tried, but few have been able to out-wit my business partner.   But, he’s good for much more than a laugh.  He’s freakishly smart and a dogged client servant.  Better said, if his clients aren’t happy, he’s not happy.   One of the best writers I’ve had the pleasure of working with.

Kerry Martin   
When people say that someone is “wise beyond their years,” I’m pretty sure they’re picturing Kerry in their head.  I marvel at her attention to detail, organization, sponge-like qualities (especially on the hard subjects) and cheerful demeanor … even on Monday mornings.  I learn something from her daily.

Heather Keroes
Heather’s unique and deliberate style is unmatched here.  She’s taught us about the often-untapped world of YouTubers, and balanced out our team with her marketing savvy, social media expertise and vast knowledge of travel and tourism.  And, she knows a thing or two about a Honey Badger.

Julie Primrose
They say never trust the quiet ones, but we trust Julie beyond measure.  Sometimes you just know, and with Julie, we just knew.  She’s precocious and has proven she can tackle any project thrown her way.  I’m not sure what’s in the water out there at UCF, but I hope they keep making them like this.

Connie Gonzalez
Without question, my right hand woman.  Loyalty can’t be taught—it’s innate and Connie proves that every day.  She makes life easier for all of us and makes it look like a breeze.  In her spare time, she plays the role of Super Mom to her four kids.

Jon Hanson
We’ve been lucky enough to have some great interns over the years, and Jon’s no exception … yet another shining example of the strength of UCF’s Ad/PR program.  He’s given us some sage advice about eating oysters, too, that I won’t soon forget.

There you have it; who will you appreciate today?

3 Responses to Employee Appreciation in My Own Words

  1. Nice post! Great use of the blog to recognize your obviously amazing team.

  2. Roger Pynn says:

    There’s one person Kim left off … herself. I know our entire team joins me in saying she is pivotal to our success. Words like driven, caring and brilliant come to mind.

    And … ditto, Kim. I love to come to work every day because of the great people dedicated to doing everything they can to make our clients happy by bringing them creative solutions.

  3. Gertrude says:

    Hi, I log on to your blog like every week. Your humoristic
    style is witty, keep doing what you’re doing!

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