Employee Spotlight: Rena Jamison


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 worked at Ross and Yerger for right at 6 years. I interviewed with Ross and Yerger twice for different positions before I accepted the position of Account Manager on the Oil & Gas Team in December 2011.

Where did you grow up? Well this question can be difficult since I was a military dependent. When people ask, you wonder how you should respond – do you tell them where you were born, the base you lived at the longest, where your parents were originally from, where most of your family lives, where you graduated high school, etc? I was born in Germany. I have lived in several different states. My Dad was stationed at Holloman Air Force Base (HAFB) in New Mexico the longest and I graduated from Alamogordo Senior High School in New Mexico. Both my father and mother are originally from Chattanooga, TN. So to answer the question, I grew up in Germany, England, Arizona, Illinois, New Mexico, Missouri, and Tennessee.

What are three words that describe you best? I really had to think hard on this because picking three was difficult, but I believe serious, tenacious and well-rounded sums it up. Serious because, well I believe that is self-explanatory. Tenacious because I like to think I am pretty tough. Well-rounded because I am able to see different perspectives in most situations.

What motto do you live by? The Golden Rule-Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

What do you like to do outside of work? I enjoy traveling, reading, watching TV and just relaxing. I also love spending time with my grandson, Denim aka “Itty Bug.”

What is your favorite TV show/movie? “Power” hands down is my favorite TV Show – it is not a PG show but definitely good!!!!

What is your favorite sports team? I like several but don’t have a favorite.

What is your favorite food? My favorite food is food. The better question should have been what food don’t you like? I am not overly picky however I love shrimp any way you can cook them. Also, I love potatoes any way you cook them.

What or who is your favorite band/singer/song? I like a mixture of different music. Right now I would say one of my favorite songs is “Made a Way” by Travis Greene.

What is one of your biggest pet peeves? When a person doesn’t do what they said they were going to do.

What has been your best memory while working at R&Y? One of the best memories, even though it wasn’t a happy time, was when my mother passed away in April 2013. At that time, I had not been with Ross and Yerger very long at all, but I will never forget the cards, notes, words of encouragement, sympathy, thoughts for my family and I and most importantly prayers I received from so many.

Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know about you. I think I am actually a pretty funny person, however most people wouldn’t guess that since I am so serious.

What is your proudest accomplishment? Motherhood would be my proudest accomplishment. I believe that my children Shayla (26) and Zaveon (20) are two of the most respectful, loving, giving, amazing and gifted treasures God has given me. I am loving watching them come into their own individual selves.

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

Leighton Hill

Media & Marketing Coordinator