Employee Spotlight: Marilyn Jones

At Ross & Yerger, we believe our employees are a vital part of our company’s continued success and advancement. Get to know our Personal Lines Vice President & Team Leader/Account Manager in this month’s Employee Spotlight.

I have been a part of Ross & Yerger for 31 years. I began as a Personal Lines Account Manager and some years later became the Personal Lines Team Leader. In 2011, I was named a Vice President with Ross & Yerger.

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Union County, MS in a community known as Graham. Our nearest town was about 12 miles from my house, so I am a true country girl.

What are three words that describe you best? This is a hard question. Three words describing me that immediately come to mind are hard-working, kind, and happy. I try to do my best at whatever I am doing, and I try to be kind and friendly to others. I have a wonderful family, a great job, wonderful friends, and everything I really need, so I consider myself very fortunate and happy.

What motto do you live by? I treat other people as I would want them to treat me. So, I guess that is the “Golden Rule”!

What do you like to do outside of work? My favorite thing to do outside of work is love on and play with my one-year-old grandson. He is the joy of my life! I also love to relax while reading, and, of course, I like to shop!

What is your favorite TV show/movie? I like TV shows and movies with a little mystery and drama. I can’t say I really have a favorite, but I enjoy watching something that can keep me guessing and hold my interest.

What is your favorite sports team? My favorite sports team would be the Olive Branch Conquistadors! My son is a coach, and I am a big fan.

What is your favorite food? It would be a toss-up between fried chicken and barbecue. I never tire of either of these foods.

What or who is your favorite band/singer/song? I don’t really have a favorite band or song. I do enjoy the oldies (70’s), though. Guess that makes me old, too, doesn’t it?

What is one of your biggest pet peeves? People who are constantly whining and complaining about something really grinds my gears!

What has been your best memory while working at R&Y? I guess the funniest memory I have while working at R&Y would be the day a co-worker and I were leaving work late, and just as we locked the front door, a spider fell from the ceiling down the front of my shirt. Our office is on Broadway Street, and I’m afraid I gave a new meaning to the words “Broadway Show”! It wasn’t so funny to me at the time, but I’m sure I gave everyone a good laugh if they looked at the camera footage from the bank across the street!

Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know about you. I enjoy playing the piano and organ. I have been the pianist or organist at my church since I was 15 years old.

What is your proudest accomplishment? I am most thankful for my family. My husband and I have one son, and he and his wife have given us a wonderful, sweet grandson who we absolutely adore.

Thanks for being such a great part of the R&Y family, Marilyn!

Leighton Hill

Media & Marketing Coordinator