Every year we take time as a company to reflect on the previous year, give thanks, and celebrate together as a team. At Big Meeting this year we were able to gather together to recognize our Harvest Values Winners – five individuals nominated by their teammates for embodying a Harvest value over the previous year.
We’re a values-based company, and we believe this extends far beyond a decision made by our founders years ago. These awards are just one of the ways we stop to intentionally celebrate the way our values are coming to life in the work and personal lives of our teammates.
The award winners are chosen by their peers- each employee chooses five nominees and submits a brief paragraph on why they think their nominees deserve the award. Below you can read a little bit about each of our values and what they mean to us, and then one of the nomination verbatims we’ve chosen that we think embodies why this person was chosen.
We hope you enjoy this peek into Harvest culture! And let these awards serve as a reminder to reflect and celebrate the good things in work and life.
- Leaving a positive, everlasting impact
- Balancing Work/Life
Previous Winners: Carmen Rainey, Josh Richardson, Bebe Lopez-Velarde
“This person does it all and has left a stamp on the culture of Harvest group during his tenure. He is constantly innovating to make our jobs easier and more efficient. He builds tools and introduces resources that are used by all and impact us all day to day. He is a friendly face around the office. He works hard but takes the time to have fun and get to know everyone.”
The 2022 Harvest Values Award for Legacy goes to…..
Brad Cook, Director, Research & Development
- Embracing our past and planning our future with faith
Previous Winners: Arley Bejerano, Michael Turner, Chris Ray
“What this person has done for our company over the past few years is nothing short of amazing. Any job she has touched she has redefined to a point where we said ‘What did we do before she was in this job?!’ She sees problems, develops ideas, gets buy-in, and executes–and many times she does this for things that are beyond the scope of her role! She has SO MUCH on her plate but her professionalism is unmatched and she is willing to help anyone in the organization. She improves processes all while building relationships and delivering excellence.”
The 2022 Harvest Values Award for Journey goes to……
Emalie Cockrell, Senior Communications Manager
- Doing what is right in all things
- Keeping commitments
Previous Winners: Tony Woods, Shaun Turner, Mahmoud Soyed
“This person’s life motto could be ‘If I say I’m going to do it, you can consider it done.” He is extremely trustworthy and is always available to the team, no matter what is on his plate. His core job is focused on honestly and accurately communicating financial performance to our internal teams and bank. He does this with excellence! He also is very committed to spending quality time for his family and spending time volunteering in the community.”
The 2022 Harvest Values Award for Integrity goes to…….
Jonathan Spears, Controller
- Pursuing depth, trust, and collaboration
- Servant heart
Previous Winners: Katie Ramsey, Kali Davis, Kelsey Boote
“This individual is the kindest, sweetest soul that makes you feel like you are the most valued person in the room when you talk to her. She works hard to better herself and push others. She is an encourager to all.”
The 2022 Harvest Values Award for Relationship goes to…
Tina Curtis, Sales Insights Manager
- Delivering ever-improving performance & results with humility
- Client Obsessed
- Never settles for “good enough”
Previous winners: Brad Dawson, Ashton Necessary, Amanda Cornelison
“This individual has always acted ‘as if’ since he arrived at Harvest Group. He is never afraid to ask more questions to increase contextual knowledge to deliver solutions for our Client Services team. He is never afraid to challenge and call out leadership and peers to improve our work processes and principles. He genuinely cares.”
The 2022 Harvest Values Award for Excellence goes to……