We Are Thankful: 2021 Edition

“There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.”
– Anonymous

2021 has been another interesting year of challenges and change. But as with each year, we celebrate the many blessings and good things that have happened.

ECS celebrated our 8th anniversary in 2021 (yes, we are incredibly grateful for this!) and our team, as in previous years, would like to share our personal thanks for all the good things that have happened over the past 12 months.

Happy Thanksgiving from our entire team!

Karen Butz and family in Washington, DC

I am thankful for my health, my family, and my career, and my hobbies. Life balance is a beautiful thing!
– Chris DiMascio
Partner, Operations

I am extremely thankful for vaccines and all those amazing scientists that worked so hard to create them.  It has allowed my family and me to get back to the things that we love like visiting with friends and family, attending sporting events/concerts and taking family vacations, ie-making memories together.  My youngest two children received their first shot this week and I am so grateful and hopeful.  I am also grateful for my amazing co-workers at ECS and clients that I have the privilege to serve.
– Karen Butz
Partner, Human Resource

I am thankful for exposure to entrepreneurs & business owners during my childhood, which is an experience that has shaped my passion, and my career.
– Rich Laster
Associate, Sales

Ajay Joshi’s dog, Otis, enjoying a Philly fall!

It has been an amazing year, so much to be thankful for – my family, our health, and being able to travel again!
– Ajay Joshi
Partner, Sales Operations

In a year of transition, from the economy to our business, I’m grateful for all of the amazing people I get to work with on a daily basis.  From our incredibly talented team to our amazing clients that work side-by-side with us to drive their businesses forward.  I’m truly blessed to be able to work with you all.
– Bill Morrow
Managing Partner

The opportunity to work with new clients and learn about new industries, the chance to see real client growth and long-term results from organic/paid marketing initiatives, and the continually rewarding experience of collaborating with a talented team of individuals (ECS)
– Kelley Nelson
Director, Digital Marketing

Laura Schlessinger’s noted door.

I’m thankful for this door that is open to friends and family and the many memories that have been created just beyond the door. This door leads to my home and home office. I’m thankful for the opportunity to partner with amazing clients who trust ECS to help build and support their teams in a tough and unprecedented labor market.
– Laura Schlessinger
Director, Human Resources

I’m thankful for my daughter-in-law, Shelby, who is artistic, quick-witted, and full of fun. And as the mother of 3 sons, it’s great to have a girl around. My son was brilliant to snag her!
– Ann Doerries
Director, Finance Operations

I am thankful that through all of the negativity out there in the world, we can take a step back and find the good in people and community!  Don’t let negativity hide the good in the world that exists!
– Jason Fisher
Managing Partner

Kim Julian on a walk with her pup!

I am so thankful this year I could go on all day! I lost my Mom suddenly a year ago just before Thanksgiving, and the amount of love that has been poured into our family because of that loss has brought more thankfulness than I have ever known possible.
– Kim Julian
Director, Marketing

I am thankful for:
 – My friends and families health and happiness
 – Our loyal clients
– Our dedicated strategic partners
– Our special team at ECS whose unwavering commitment to deliver on our promises and clients’ high expectations!
– Chris Lee
Managing Partner

I am thankful that what started as a challenging year has turned out so beautifully.  My daughter is healthy and excited about college next year, and I’ve embarked on a new adventure as an independent consultant.  I love that this new adventure exposes me to so many different clients and industries, each with its own unique challenges.  I’m enjoying tapping into my 30+ (I’m going to stop counting!) years of experience in a way that’s meaningful.  And oh … the flexibility allows enjoy me to enjoy spontaneous moments with loved ones and nature (including failed salad growing).
– Penni Barton
Director, Marketing

A scene captured by Penni Barton.

This year has been full of family, friendships, horses, dogs, cats, and beautiful lessons learned each day that make me a better person than I was the day before.  That’s what I’m thankful for.
– Michelle Cheney
Director, Marketing

I’m sooooo grateful for every day that I get to spend quality time with my family!
– Britt Thomas
Director, PMO

I am thankful for the love in my life from my family and friends, and for all the positive experiences that took place over the last twelve months. I also am incredibly thankful for the team at ECS and our clients – I have never met business people as special as all those I have met over the last five years!
– Laurel Cavalluzzo
Partner, Marketing

The family of Dave Posten.

This time of year is very special for my family as we have a number of folks that are not with us anymore that counted this time as their favorite.  I am thankful to have known those people and been enriched by their wisdom and love. I am also deeply thankful for those loved ones that we are still fortunate enough to have in our lives.

I will forever be thankful for the men and women that sacrificed so much so that we could live in peace and freedom. I’m thankful for the moms, dads, spouses and siblings that stayed at home and endured countless sleepless nights so that we all could sleep better each night.  I’m thankful for my wife and children who make me a better person every day.
– Dave Posten
Partner, Sales

One more parting quote as we head into the holiday season:

“Take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.”- Horace