Employee of the Month

2021 Easter Seals’ Terry Rudd Volunteer of the Year Winner

Jessica Rosenbaum

Congratulations to Jessica Rosenbaum! During Easter Seals Community Rally week Jessica was awarded as the Terry Rudd Volunteer of the Year. 

 In 2015, Jessica began a letter writing campaign to obtain funds during the Telethon and continues to do so. Since starting that fundraiser, Jessica has raised $48,000 for Easter Seals. 

This year, Jessica was able to raise $5,100 for Easter Seals to give back to the community that has helped her and many others over the years.

25 Women in Leadership

Elizabeth Dailey

Beth Dailey is named one of this year’s 25 Women in Leadership. Beth is an outstanding CFO and has superior knowledge of accounting and financial management. She is a lifelong learner who never misses an opportunity to enhance her skills for the company’s success and the lives of our employees. 

Beth is an inspiration and role model for her four children, the community she serves, and the 175 employees of Peoria Production Shop. She is an inspiration as she juggles a demanding job, family commitments, and community volunteer activities. 

She is truly a servant leader in everything she does. She has embraced our mission of serving individuals with disabilities and is always looking for opportunities to improve their lives. 

For the past several years, Beth has partnered with METEC to provide hundreds of onsite free tax returns for our past and present employees and EPIC employees. She also completed tax returns for immediate and extended family members of EPIC and PPS employees. She has coordinated PPS volunteers, as well as other tax professionals to provide onsite tax returns saving thousands of dollars for our employees and others.

In addition to completing over a hundred tax returns every season, while doing her very demanding job at the same time, she also prepares free tax returns on the weekends at METEC and in her hometown of Canton. 

Beth’s way of serving has rubbed off on her employees. They will keep their ears open for employees who may be struggling and problem-solve to help them along the way.

On any given day, Beth may communicate with the IRS for an employee in trouble and another she will make arrangements for weekly deductions so an employee’s rent will get paid on time. Her staff volunteers to help with employee needs and are always willing to help in other departments as needed, just as she does.

Where there are difficult decisions to be made, her first statement will be, “Is this what is best for our employees?” This has been particularly evident as we have tackled the business issues that have come from dealing with the pandemic we are facing. 

2019 Pete Ossenback Perfect Attendance Award

John Gamage

Congratulations to John Gamage! He is our 2019 Pete Ossenbeck Perfect Attendance Recipient. For those that do not know, Pete Ossenbeck was an employee at PPS. He passed away in 2013 and his family has continued to give back in his honor. Each recipient receives a $100 check from the family. Perfect attendance employees are considered for the award and one is selected each year.