In just five years, Jamie Diemer has grown from temporary receptionist at Propel Insurance to a President’s Circle award and department lead for commercial bonds — a meteoric rise in a challenging industry.
“Success is about doing my job well,” she says. But it is what Jamie is doing off the job that’s her passion: Helping others. A board member at Salvation Army Tacoma, she works hard at the Community Garden, is an organizer for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, vice president of Tacoma Chamber Ambassador Club and active in Relay for Life. Combined, she clearly belongs in the 2014 Class of “40 Under Forty.”
Cole Cosgrove is a former newspaper reporter turned blogger on behalf of MultiCare Health System and now in the SeaTac area. And he’s proud that world-class work can be accomplished right here in the South Sound — Tacoma.
Winning awards for his team’s work in healthcare (Best Blog and Best Use of Facebook among hospitals) has Cosgrove now commuting further north to join the on-line voice for the Pacific Northwest’s hometown air carrier. “We believe in the power of storytelling, and our results back up our conviction. Now, we’re doing the same thing for Alaska Airlines.” Yet, Cole has always been a proud Tacoma resident and evangelist — and ever after, a member of 2014 “40 Under Forty.”.
To hear a spirited response, try telling Stephanie Hemphill that cheerleaders and sports dancers are not athletes. She strongly holds a different view after four years as a member of Seattle Seagals, including global travels to support American military members where they were deployed.
Today, she is leading the cheering members of Lacey Chamber of Commerce as an advocate for local businesses. And she’s applying skills first learned as a fresh high school graduate working at Savi Day Spa in downtown Tacoma. Eight years of U-W studies were not easy, while Stephanie and her husband joined the throngs of homeowners caught in the Great Recession. It all has become part of her young life in service to her community. Congratulations on being recognized in the Class of 2014.
There are 37 other members of the 2014 Class who will be spotlighted on Daily Biz Briefs over the coming weeks leading to the Aug. 19 event to be held this year on the campus at Pacific Lutheran University. To assure your own attendance, click this link to the ticket sales portal, and check tomorrow’s Daily to meet the next new honorees.