Recently, the Morgan Samuels team proudly participated in Operation Gratitude's Battalion Buddies program. Our team members built over 100 of these cuddly bears to be sent in care packages to the youngest Warriors — the children of deployed Military. The specific intent of Battalion Buddy packages is to provide comfort to those children who will not see their parent for a long time and need something to hold on to. Each Battalion Buddy wears a tag saying: “Hi Brave Young Warrior! I am your Battalion Buddy. I am here to cuddle with you while your Mommy or Daddy is away.”
Supporting our military holds special meaning for Morgan Samuels' Chairman & CEO Bert Hensley, a military veteran himself. Earlier in his career, Bert served five years in the United States Army Aviation Branch, where he held various leadership and staff positions, including helicopter pilot, aviation detachment commander, battalion adjutant, and brigade war plans officer. He received several achievement and services awards for his contributions while on active duty, including the Meritorious Service Medal.
The teddy bear building took place during our bi-annual Kaizen retreat, part of our commitment to Lean Six Sigma and continuous improvement initiatives. Twice a year we bring the whole team together for a company off-site where we challenge ourselves to solve tough problems, innovate how we approach the market to better serve our clients and candidates, and brainstorm how to more effectively communicate with each other. We also take this week to form bonds that help our teams create optimal results all year. We believe that good ideas come from everyone in our firm.
At Morgan Samuels we strive to be more than an executive search firm. By fostering a culture of collaboration and service, we aim to have a positive impact on our communities along the way.
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