Envision and Envision Dallas recently hosted their 2023 annual employee luncheon in both Dallas, Texas and Wichita, Kan. to celebrate a year of triumphs, challenges and growth. During these luncheons, Envision’s selections for the 2023 National Industries for the Blind (NIB) Employees of the Year were announced. These employees will represent Envision and Envision Dallas at the National NIB conference later this year.
Envision Wichita winners and nominees:
Brandon Popillion, Christopher Humphrey, Francisco Padilla, Kelly Leonard, Marybeth Clare, Ryan Olsen and William Hawkins were all nominated for the 2023 Peter J. Salmon Director Labor Employee of the Year award.
Marybeth Clare is not only Envision’s winner, but also NIB’s National winner for the 2023 Peter J. Salmon Direct Labor Employee of the Year Award! Marybeth works at our Envision Xpress Base Supply Center in Mountain Home, Idaho as a Cashier/Stocker, and has been with Envision for three years. She is a NIB Advocate for Leadership and Employment.
“One word to sum up Marybeth Clare is tenacious. She reaches into the center of adversity and shuts off its blood supply. I’ve never met anyone who works so diligently to overcome obstacles; not only for herself, but for others who may follow in her footsteps. Working at Envision with Marybeth has been one of the most rewarding professional relationships of my life. I feel Marybeth is deserving of these awards because she tirelessly advocates for programs and benefits designed for bettering the lives of blind and visually impaired persons across the country... and she does it with a smile on her face and love in her heart.” -Marla Page, Envision Xpress Manager, Mountain Home, Idaho.
Madison Kester and Jennifer St. Louis were nominated for the 2023 Milton J. Samuelson Indirect Labor Career Achievement Award.
The 2023 Milton. J Samuelson Indirect Labor Career Achievement Award winner for Envision is Jennifer St. Louis.
Jennifer works for Envision Industries at our Wichita manufacturing location as an Inside Sales Representative. She has been with Envision for 15 years, with 12 of those years working at the Envision Dallas location.
“Jennifer takes great pride in providing excellent service to her customers, and it shows. She excels at relationship building and providing solutions to her customers’ needs. She is a great representative for Envision!” -Kathy Vines, Director of Customer Service and Product Administration.
Envision Dallas winners and nominees:
Brenda Questelles, Jack Hayes, James Love, Lisa Dixon, Kimberly Bunch, Silvia Ramos and Thuy Pham were nominated for the 2023 Peter J. Salmon Director Labor Employee of the Year award.
Envision Dallas’s winner for the 2023 Peter J. Salmon Direct Labor Employee of the Year Award winner is Lisa Dixon.
Lisa works at Envision Dallas in the manufacturing department as an Assembler III – VIN. She has been with Envision Dallas for 37 years.
“Lisa is a dedicated employee, and she takes pride in her work. She believes in getting the job done in a timely manner and is honest and willing to apologize when things go wrong. She loves all her co-workers and is always willing to help anywhere that is needed without complaining.” -Margie Harris, Production Manager, Envision Dallas.
Jenny Wood, Jermaine Carter, Blake Lindsay and Jesus Ibarra were nominated for the 2023 Milton J. Samuelson Indirect Labor Career Achievement Award.
The 2023 Milton. J Samuelson Indirect Labor Career Achievement Award winner for Envision Dallas is Jenny Wood.
Jenny works at Envision Dallas in the Interface Call Center department as a Call Center Campaign Representative. She has been with Envision Dallas for two years.
“Jenny is always willing to go above and beyond for her teammates. When our program changed to a new Content Management System, she spent hours making JAWS (a screen reader software) training guides on how to navigate and add content and continues to update these any time a new update is rolled out. She has actively worked to troubleshoot with TCN (our phone provider) to not only launch a text messaging program but to also make sure it is JAWS accessible. She will never shy away from a challenge and is always looking to learn and grow and share that with others as well.” -Heather Moore, Director of Call Center Services.