June 2012 Employee Spotlight
Emily Job, CPA, Senior
Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC - Tax Services
Years of Service: 2 1/2
Prior to officially joining LBMC full time, Emily was an intern in the Chattanooga office while attending the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for her undergraduate degree. She is a former recipient of the John C. Stophel Distinguished Student Award presented annually to recognize high potential business students who have made significant and meaningful civic contributions to the University and the College of Business while maintaining a strong academic record. Currently, Emily is pursuing her master’s of accountancy at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Most recently Emily has been celebrating her recent passing of the CPA exam!
What Emily enjoys most about the culture of LBMC is the sense of family. She enjoys the challenge of learning new things and is continually inspired by acts of generosity without reward. Her role at LBMC includes serving on the young professional committee where she is able to come up with ways to make work life more enjoyable and identify ways to improve the LBMC career experience as a whole for young professionals.
Emily loves to cook and enjoys spending time outdoors. She is also a music fanatic and has fond memories of the 2011 LBMC Christmas party in Chattanooga including karaoke with coworkers. Emily’s can’t do with out gadget is her ipod - “I love having tons of music at my fingertips at all times - it is the best gift anyone could give me”, she says.
Favorite Facts About Emily:
Actress: Julia Roberts
Sports Team: Michigan Wolverines
Movie: Shawshank Redemption
Book: One Hundred Years of Solitude
Kimberly Kosier, Administrative Assistant
Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC and LBMC Strategic Staffing, LLC
Years of Service: 6
Holding the official title of First Impressions Coordinator, Kimberly is one of the most well known faces in the Knoxville office of LBMC. She is noted by clients, vendors and all who enter the building as always smiling and quite the prankster! She spends her days making guests feel welcome, reading the obit column for clients who may have died, setting up clients and engagements into our various systems, giving directions to our office, making reservations, lending an ear and encouraging an employee or client who may be a little down, contacting property management for clogged toilets or light bulbs that have gone out, finding the perfect clip art to announce the arrival of afternoon coffee... the list goes on and certainly each day brings new challenges and opportunities.
Kimberly says “LBMC is a family to me - I know some of my coworkers better than my own family and I love it!” She enjoys seeing how people work together to accomplish goals and even more so enjoys being a part of the team getting the job done. She enjoys the fun culture of LBMC and her coworkers know she is a large contributor to that. Perhaps one of her shining moments was her appearance as Sonny in a duet with Cher (Kathy Seagrist) at a United Way fundraising event.
In her spare time Kimberly enjoys helping others whether it be babysitting, taking a pet to the vet, visiting the hospital, cooking a meal, no act of kindness is too small or significant to Kimberly. Her greatest accomplishment in the past year was actively participating with Habitat for Humanity in the recent Women Build completing a house for a refugee family arriving in Knoxville with nothing just before Thanksgiving so they could spend their first holiday in their new home.
Kimberly is most inspired by her husband. He has non-hodgekins lymphoma and is determined to “not give in to cancer”. Those of us who know Kimberly know she and husband Jay have battled this disease as a team and continue to “drive on” no matter what the road ahead may appear to be. She most admires her father who she remembers as a man of absolute integrity.
Favorite Facts About Kimberly:
Restaurant: Olive Garden
Sports Team: Braves
Book: Same Kind-a Difference as Me
Rebekah L. Smith, Business Development
LBMC Employment Partners
Years of Service: 1
The majority of Rebekah’s days are spent out of the office meeting with potential clients and offering solutions in human resources through the services of LBMC Employment Partners, LLC. She enjoys getting to meet with new people and being able to assist clients so they can focus on their core business.
“I love how everyone is so welcoming at LBMC and it becomes like one big family,” says Rebekah. “I thrive in a team oriented environment and enjoy working cohesively across company lines to solve issues and provide the best service for our clients.”
A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with both bachelor and master degrees, Rebekah is a licensed mortician and began her career working in her family’s funeral business in 2004. It is here where she learned the value in providing the utmost level of customer service in such critical times of need.
Outside of the office Rebekah enjoys showing Tennessee Walking Horses with her family and is an active member of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders & Exhibitors Association. Rebekah is looking forward to another funfilled LBMC Family Outing in Chattanooga this year. She enjoys the time spent with coworkers and getting to know them on a more personal level.
Favorite Facts About Rebekah:
Actress: Julia Roberts
Sports Team: Titans
Book: The Art of Racing in the Rain