At Ross & Yerger, we believe our employees are a vital part of our company’s continued success and advancement. Get to know one of our Account Managers in this month’s Employee Spotlight.
I have been with Ross & Yerger for about 9 ½ years. I started as an Assistant Account Manager in the Employee Benefits department and worked my way up to an Account Manager position in 2011. I work closely with our producers and our clients to help with claims, enrollment meetings, renewals and the list just goes on and on!
Where did you grow up? I was born and bred in Tupelo, MS – the fabulous birthplace of Elvis Presley ( you just can’t leave that part out)
What are three words that describe you best? Well I’m sure there are several that many would describe me as, but I would like to think the best ones are loyal, hard worker and a good sense of humor. Yes, that is more than three words, I know, but that’s a hard one. Some may even add clumsy to that!
What motto do you live by? Treat others how you would like to be treated and never settle!
What do you like to do outside of work? There are so many things – catch up on all of my very bad TV shows, being outside, reading (in the rain but the porch needs to be covered), spending time with my family and friends.
What is your favorite TV show/movie? I am a fan of all the mafia movies….Goodfellas, The Godfather, Scarface, The Untouchables…and this list too could go on forever!
What is your favorite sports team? Alabama – Roll Tide! – no negative comments please!
What is your favorite food? Wow, there are so many to choose from. I love Italian so anything related to that and has marinara sauce and pasta.
What or who is your favorite band/singer/song? There are too many songs to name so let’s go with Curtis Mayfield and Al Green.
What is one of your biggest pet peeves? When people use the word irregardless. It is not a word!!
What has been your best memory while working at R&Y? Oh goodness gracious there are so many. If I have to choose one, it would be the musical chairs game at the Annual Outing a couple of years ago. For those of you who saw it – you know what I’m talking about!!
Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know about you. I’m pretty much an open book and can talk quite a bit so this is hard. The only thing I can think of is that I was a Marine Biology major at Alabama for two years. Originally I had wanted to be a talk show host or like Siskel & Ebert, but when that didn’t pan out I took to Marine Biology. Shark Week on Discovery was my favorite growing up and I really wanted to get in the cages and go under water and take pictures of all the different animals in the ocean. Yes, even sharks.
What is your proudest accomplishment? That is an easy one. Becoming a mother to my precious 10 year old, Ansley. She is fabulous and definitely one of a kind. I think I’ll keep her.
Thanks for being such a great part of the R&Y family, Niki!