We periodically spotlight a staff member or partner to help our readers get to know our mission and industry a little better.
This week, we are spotlighting Rebecca DeLeon, TSAHC's hardworking Corporate Secretary. If you've ever called our main phone line, there's a good chance you've spoken to the dazzling Rebecca!
Below is her interview.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am proud to have been born and raised in Oklahoma (Go Boomer Sooner!). I attended college in Tishomingo, OK and majored in English and Broadcasting. I have been a coordinator/secretary for 40 years, working for judges, corporate presidents, and attorneys in both the public and private sectors. I also have 13 years in banking, specializing in fraud, fraud disputes and analyzing fraud patterns then writing strategic, protective rules for their system.
I am also proud to have two beautiful daughters: Emily is a corpsman in the Navy, stationed in San Diego, CA. Paige just finished grad school and is married, living in Hawaii.
Tell us about what you do at TSAHC and what you enjoy most about it.
I am the corporate secretary with all that it implies, effectively dealing with phones, voice mails, and emails. I serve as Mr. Long's personal secretary, the gatekeeper for TSAHC's executive staff members, and I manage the meeting logistics for the board. I am also in charge of coordinating the board, staff, director, and manager meetings. I also help the Single Family Compliance team with their phone calls and emails and I handle other special projects when necessary. All because I enjoy taking care of others!
What’s a professional and/or personal accomplishment that you are most proud of?
I'd say that scoring 132 wpm in Ms. Watson’s high school typing class has served me well.
What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time, I like to write, cook, and fish. I have also been known to go noodling for catfish, on occasion! I also enjoy antiquing, going to car shows, mudding, and having game nights.
What’s your favorite piece of advice?
"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, 'I’m possible!'" by Audrey Hepburn. I believe this with all my heart.
Tell us about some of your favorite books, shows, or movies.
I enjoy listening to speakers like Jordan Peterson and Simon Sinek. I also love live theatre. However, I think my favorite things are written works by Twain, Dickens, Kipling, and even Poe. I also enjoy any good mystery. I could go on for a long time about books, but I'd have to say that my favorite story of all time is Alice in Wonderland.
What’s a random fact about yourself that many people might not know?
I used to counsel runaways!
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