Member Relations Agent Named Employee of the Year


Every year Global Connections awards an employee of the year, called the Lyons Award. In 2013, the prestigious honor was awarded to Ruby Chew, Member Relations Agent since 2006.

Ruby was nominated for her unwavering commitment to excellence every day. She exudes patience and care, is always quick with a smile and a kind word. Her patient, soothing nature allows her to expertly answer questions as she educates members on how to use their many travel club benefits every day. Her willingness to help others does not stop there.

Global Connections host’s lots of company sponsored employee events throughout the year. Ruby graciously stays behind on the phone to allow other agents to join in the fun. She also regularly collects donations for church members and takes care of family members in need. It’s her giving nature that led to her being chosen the 2103 Lyons Award recipient.

The award winner was announced at the annual Global Connections holiday party. Her fellow finalists who excelled in their positions in 2013 were Brooke Maynard, Vacation Sales; James McCoy, Computer Programmer; and Jacky Butler, Travel Agent.

Ruby’s positive, warm, and welcoming attitude along with her willingness to help her fellow Member Relations agents exemplifies everything the Lyons Award is about. She was given a trophy and a cash prize, and each nominee received a certificate of achievement.

This is the eighth year for the Lyons Award. To be nominated, employees must have worked for the company for a minimum of six months, be in good standing and have a solid attendance record. Managers nominate staff, the Executive Management team chooses the winner.

Global Connections, Inc. is a fully licensed, bonded travel company employing qualified travel agents. Headquartered in Overland Park, KS, the corporation is an associated member in good standing with ASTA, ARC, ARDA, CLIA, C.A.R.E., IATA and VRMA.

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