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Listed below are my past experiences and achievements in the following categories: 

 

         PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

         EMPLOYMENT

         PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

         EDUCATION

         PERSONAL

 TOASTMASTERS

 

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:

 

Accomplished Employee Benefits professional with extensive management and professional experience in benefits consulting, business partner and benefits design roles. Strong leadership, communication, and analytical skills with success aligning employee benefits policies to achieve strategic initiatives. Proven success building high performing teams that meet all standards for performance and regulatory compliance. Known for ability to identify benefits solutions that provide the best benefits for the lowest cost. Core competencies include:

         Employee health and productivity benefit programs

         Pension and 401(k) plans

         Regulation compliance

         Project management

         Recruiting

         Business operations

         Profit and loss management

         Consensus building

         Talent Acquisition

 

Graduated from Furman University with BA in Sociology and holds two professional designations – Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

 

EMPLOYMENT:

  • 2012 - present:  Lead Benefits Design Consultant, AT&T
  • 2008 – 2011:     Client Manager, Ingenix
  • 2001 – 2008:     Benefits Design Manager, Cingular Wireless, Atlanta, GA
  • 1979 – 2000:     Benefits Director, Advantica Restaurant Group, Spartanburg, SC

EDUCATION:

  • 1979:  Bachelor of Arts, Sociology - Furman University, Greenville, SC
  • 1994:  Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS)
  • 1995:  Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

  • Spartanburg Human Resource Association, Board of Directors, 1994-1997, First VP, 1995, President, 1996
  • Member, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Member, International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS)
  • Member, South Carolina SHRM State Council
  • Board of Directors, Carolina Counseling, Inc.
  • Member – SHRM Atlanta
  • Member – ISCEBS-Georgia Chapter

PERSONAL:

  • Married to Catherine (Hayes) Holliday
    • Two grown children in SC
      • Katrina, married to Jake Hester
        • Daughters:  Tori, Lexi
      • Trey, married to Theresa (Kelley) Holliday
        • Daughter: Addy
  • Attend Covenant Church, Carrollton, TX, serving as:
      • Volunteer – Guest Services 
      • Small Group Discussion Leader
  • Attended Christ Community Church, Cumming, GA, serving as:
      • Member - Worship Team Orchestra (cornet)
      • Leader - Home Group Ministry
      • Leader - First Place Ministry
      • Leader - Pastor's Prayer Team
      • Leader - Men's Small Group Ministry
      • Teacher - Adult Sunday School Class

Interests

  • Ongoing personal spiritual growth & development
  • Family - husband, father, grandfather (Opa), son, brother, uncle
  • Employee Benefits Professional – Specialist
  • Human Resources Professional – Generalist
  • Toastmasters - Leadership & Communication Development
  • Speaker - Keynote, Seminar & Workshop; Topics on Leadership, Team-Building & Goal-Setting
  • Coaching & Counseling - Professional & Personal Development
  • Reading - self-development, political fiction, science fiction, historical fiction, mystery
  • Music - pianist, cornetist, avid listener - broad range of genres

Honors and Awards:

  • Eagle Scout - Boy Scouts of America
  • God & Country Award - Boy Scouts of America
  • Solo Cornetist - South Carolina All-State Clinic Band
  • 1st Place - South Carolina State Marching Band Contest

       TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL:

  • Distinguished Toastmaster Award 2 times
  • President, President's Distinguished Clubs 6 times
  • President's Distinguished Division Governor
  • Excellence in Education and Training Award
  • Excellence in Leadership Award - Region VIII
  • Excellence in Leadership Award - Toastmasters International
  • President's Distinguished District Governor (#6 District in the world)
  • Board of Directors for worldwide organization
  • 1st Place, Table Topics Speech Contest - District 58 (SC)
  • 1st Place, Table Topics Speech Contest - District 14 (Georgia)

 

TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL:

 

Member: 1998–Present

 

Leadership & Communication Training, Toastmasters International

  • Served in most Club offices, President of seven different clubs, leading all seven to President's Distinguished status
  • Received two Distinguished Toastmaster awards, highest level in communication and leadership training program

District 14 - Georgia Toastmasters (2001-2007)

  • District Governor for the 2006-2007 Toastmasters year, leading the District to President's Distinguished, #6 in the world
  • Served District Officer roles in the prior five years to that

International Director (2007-2009)

  • Board of Directors for Toastmasters International for 2007-2009 term
  • Guided policy decisions regarding member education, administration, and growth

Brand Ambassador (2011- Present)

  • Supported the initial implementation of the Toastmasters Brand Refresh
  • Advise local club and district leaders regarding ongoing use of the new Toastmasters Brand guidelines

DISTRICT 14 (Georgia):

  • Home Clubs:  Atlanta MasterCrafters (#671); Horizon Toastmasters (#4465)  
  • President, Atlanta MasterCrafters, #671, 2010-2011 (President’s Distinguished)
  • President, Horizon, #4465, 2010-2011 (President’s Distinguished)
  • President, Horizon, #4465, Jan.-June 2010 (President’s Distinguished)
  • VPE, Atlanta MasterCrafters, #671, 2009-2010 
  • VPM, Horizon, #4465, July-Dec. 2009
  • District Governor, 2006-2007 (President's Distinguished District, #6 in the world) 
  • District Lt. Governor of Education & Training, 2005-2006
  • District Lt. Governor of Marketing, 2004-2005
  • VPE, Horizon, #4465, July-Dec. 2007
  • VPE, Atlanta MasterCrafters, #671, 2007-2008
  • President, Horizon, #4465, Jan-June 2007 (President's Distinguished)
  • President, Horizon, #4465, Jan-June 2004 (President's Distinguished)
  • VPE, Horizon, #4465, July-Dec. 2003
  • District Public Relations Officer, 2003-2004
  • VPPR, Atlanta MasterCrafters, #671, 2003-2004
  • Sergeant-at-Arms, Horizon, #4465, Jan.-June 2003
  • President, Cingular Expressions, #8493, 2002-2003 (President’s Distinguished)
  • New Club Sponsor & Mentor Chair, 2002-2003 (President’s Distinguished District)
  • Club Extension Committee Co-Chair, 2001-2002
  • Helped start five new Clubs in District 14:
      • Cingular Expressions, #8493 (chartered 4/3/2002)
      • Cingular Speaking Sensations, #653 (chartered 6/9/2003)
      • Atlanta MasterCrafters, #671 (chartered 6/9/2003)
      • Gwinnett Harbingers, #643697 (chartered 4/20/2004)
      • City View, #695008 (chartered 6/30/2004)

DISTRICT 58 (South Carolina)

  • Home Club:  Advantica Toastmasters Club #48
  • President, Advantica Toastmasters Club, #48, 1999-2000 (President’s Distinguished)
  • Division E Governor, 2000-2001 (President’s Distinguished Division)
  • Club Extension Committee Chair, 2000-2001

TOASTMASTER EDUCATIONAL AWARDS

  • 1999 – Earned first CTM (CC) Award
  • 2000 – Earned first CL Award
  • 2000 – First Place in District 58 Table Topics Contest
  • 2000 – Earned first ATM-B Award
  • 2000 – Earned first ATM-S Award
  • 2000 – Governor’s Award of Excellence – two times
  • 2001 – Earned first ATM-G Award
  • 2002 – Leadership Excellence Award
  • 2002 – Earned first AL Award
  • 2002 – Earned first DTM Award
  • 2011 - Earned second DTM Award

 

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