NAME: DC Reed
SPOUSE’S NAME: Glenda
WE MOVED HERE FROM: Bedford, Texas
MY HOBBIES OR INTERESTS ARE: Golf; all Miss State sports teams; creating and developing sales programs.
WHAT WAS YOUR PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATION BEFORE YOU RETIRED? Senior Sales Account Manager for a technology company.
WHAT PERSONAL OR PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENT(S) ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF? Personal accomplishments would include making an Albatross on Isabella - Nina #5 on my 65th birthday.
Also, a personal goal is to always try to make the company or organization better than when I joined it. I believe VEBF is a much better and stronger organization than when I joined it 5 years ago, not only from my efforts, but also the efforts of the very special group of current board members.
Professional accomplishments would include being a leading sales manager for the last ten years of my career, therefore giving Glenda and I the ability to travel and visit places we normally would not have had the opportunity to visit.
MY BIGGEST SOURCE OF INSPIRATION CAME FROM: Different business mentors over the years, which allowed me to develop my selling and marketing skills.
PEOPLE WOULD BE MOST SURPRISED TO LEARN ABOUT ME THAT: I really do not like to get up and make speeches in front of large crowds.
WHAT APPEALS TO YOU ABOUT THE VEBF, AND SERVING AS A BOARD MEMBER? The great opportunity to give back to our community and the 400 or so dedicated employees who work every day to make Hot Springs Village a wonderful place to live and enjoy. VEBF is a unique organization, which was created for the sole purpose of giving Hot Springs Village property owners the ability to say “Thank You” to the employees for their efforts all year long.
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO A VILLAGE RESIDENT WHO THINKS A CONTRIBUTION TO THE VEBF IS NOT NECESSARY? Contributing to the VEBF is purely a personal choice, but since being involved with VEBF, I have learned how much our contributions mean to the employees. I do believe that, in a perfect world, every homeowner and property owner should give something to VEBF. The amount does not matter, just to recognize the effort our employees provide for us.
For the past two years, while only around 14% of the Village’s 9,000 homeowners contributed to VEBF, we were able to provide our employees with the largest “Thank You” gift ever given. I also challenge all property owners to think about getting personally involved with VEBF and helping us make it better.