So long, 2021. Looking back on all that has transpired this past year, there is a lot for which we can give thanks. Our families, our friends and our community have helped us through these uncertain times. Here at TCO, we are especially grateful for our clients. Of course none of this work would be possible without the tireless work of our employees, who consistently go above and beyond to serve our clients.
I am pleased to share with you the news that Bri Ghosn, Ryan Short, Whittney Stauffer, Rebecca Mitchell and Sara Shaklee earned promotions in December. Bri is now our Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President. Ryan and Whittney are now Senior Vice Presidents. Rebecca has been promoted to Vice President, while Sara is now a Trust Officer.
I am also proud to share with you that Jackie Jimenez and Julissa Uriarte both earned their CPA designation in 2021.
In addition, we had two employees join us in December. I’d like to introduce Madelaine Hawkins and Andrew King. Madelaine has joined the team of trust administrators in our Oklahoma City office. Prior to TCO, she practiced probate, estate planning, and oil and gas law at Robertson & Williams. Andrew was previously an estate planning and transactional lawyer with McAffee & Taft, after having served in the Oklahoma Army National Guard for six years, including a tour in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. Andrew has joined our team of trust administrators in Tulsa.
Thank you for allowing us to serve you. I wish each of you and your families a safe, healthy and prosperous 2022.