2018 Standout Team Members

At Gulf Winds, we know that our team strives to provide you with Service That Soars Above. On a quarterly basis, we recognize those on our team who go above and beyond for members and their fellow team members. We wanted to share with you the four team members who were recognized as our annual award winners for 2018.

Cooperation Award Winner

Michelle Irons

Michelle IronsMichelle Irons, Training Coordinator
“Michelle is the teammate that is always looking for ways to make us better. She recently shadowed another department and rather than just looking for ways to train others on what she was learning, she was also thinking about ways to make that department’s processes better. She consistently tries to help others with pride and a smile. Finally, Michelle is doing a great job in putting together our Holiday Party. Overall, I feel she is a person that anyone in our organization could watch as an example of what a true caring teammate should be like.” – Jarrell Flanders 

Ownership Award Winner

Sha Gilchrist

Sha GilchristSha Gilchrist, Financial Service Representative
“Sha takes ownership of every member interaction. Her ownership and follow through helps Sha create a loyal member following. She always receives perfect surveys and great comments from her new and current members. Not only does Sha take ownership of her member’s experiences, but she also takes ownership in the branch by providing valuable feedback to our teller team as she works submitted referrals. Sha has been a team member with us for over 13 years and deserves to be recognized for her superior member service and all that she does!” – Emily Dykes

Find a Way Award Winner

Ruthie Stephens

Ruthie StephensRuthie Stephens, Financial Service Representative
“Ruthie is always willing to take on any challenge and does so with a smile on her face. She recently had a couple of collateral loans where the value was not there to support the loan amount. Instead of giving up on helping the member, she made suggestions on ways to overcome this. She helps members save money and educate them for future purchases so they won’t owe more than what the collateral is worth. And, her survey results show that her members leave happy. Ruthie is a great asset to Gulf Winds and should be recognized for it!” – Emily Dykes

Vision Award Winner

Stacey Holt

Stacey HoltStacey Holt, Branch Manager, Brewton, AL Branch
“Stacey is the “go to” person for questions from her team, peers and supervisors. If she doesn’t have the answer, she’s always available to assist you in finding it. Stacey has been involved with several focus groups to aid in upcoming projects and ongoing risk assessments. Her attention to detail is crucial for these projects, and her willingness to share her knowledge is beneficial for each group she’s in. Stacey steps up to assist and solve problems regardless of where or when they happen. She is also proactive in working member service events and questions. She is someone you can depend on and always finds a way to make it happen.” – Melinda Robinson