Professional Experience: Fuzzy Logix – Business Development; HSBC – Wholesale Mortgage Division; Hendrick Automotive Group
Education: Elon College – B.A., History
Al joined the Charlotte office of TTS in 2008 to focus on relationship management and business development. Previously, Al served as Vice President of Business Development with a start-up business intelligence consulting group, a role that allowed him to work with clients in a wide variety of businesses. He also worked for HSBC in their wholesale mortgage division from 2004-2007. Prior to that, Al was with the Hendrick Automotive Group, a large privately held automotive company.
Professional Experience: Vanguard Group – Training Delivery Coordinator
Education: Francis Marion University – B.S., Psychology
Laverne joined TTS Charlotte in 2007. As TTS’s Training Coordinator, she plays an important role in supporting the instructors, the Public Course series, and other company initiatives. She is particularly strong in establishing a rapport with new team members, communicating expectations, and liaising between departments to coordinate team activities. Prior to joining the TTS team, Laverne spent eight years working with the Vanguard Group, a mutual fund company located in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a Training Delivery Coordinator for six of those years, she oversaw the implementation of departmental training for new hires as well as associates.
Professional Experience: Unum – IA Coordinator; Centegra Health System – Supervisor
Education: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater – B.S. Psychology
Sandra joined the TTS Charlotte office in 2014. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, she moved south and she’s been here long enough that she occasionally mixes a Southern accent with her native Midwestern tongue. On any given day, you will find Sandra in a variety of supportive roles ranging from instructor assistance, self-study, event coordination, and customer support. Prior to joining TTS, Sandra worked in the healthcare and insurance industries. She has strong experience with business processes and process improvement.
Professional Experience: Professional Employer Organization – Income Tax Specialist; Cocke, Szpanka & Taylor – Staff Accountant
Education: Old Dominion University – B.S., Accounting
Kristy joined TTS in the Charlotte, NC, office in 2010 as controller. Kristy commenced her professional career at Cocke, Szpanka & Taylor CPAs, a public accounting firm in Reston, VA, where she worked as a Staff Accountant from 2006 to 2009. There, she served the firm’s individual, retail, and small business clients. While in that capacity, Kristy gained tremendous accounting knowledge and client service skills. After moving to Charlotte, NC, she began working at a professional employer organization as their Income Tax Specialist.
Professional Experience: Wells Fargo – Retail Banking; North Carolina Department of State Treasurer – Financial Operations Division
Education: Elon University – B.S., Accounting
Brittney joined TTS Charlotte in 2012. As TTS’s Senior Accountant, she provides operational and financial information to TTS’s management by reconciling and compiling TTS’s public course, self-study, on campus and instructor travel data. Prior to joining TTS, Brittney was employed by Wells Fargo, a Fortune 100 company, where she expanded her business and accounting expertise through the use of various computing and accounting systems to review and reconcile accounts. While employed by the North Carolina Department of State Treasurer, she generated financial statements and monthly investment reports. In additional to working for the government and the banking industry, Brittney has also worked for an academic institution and a non-profit organization.
Professional Experience: Castle Branch- Business Development
Education: University of North Carolina at Wilmington- B.S., Entrepreneurship & Business Development
Scott joined the TTS Charlotte office in 2014 as a Marketing/Operations Analyst and has since transitioned into the firm’s Resource Center administrator. As the Resource Center administrator, Scott focuses on various learning management system initiatives in an ongoing effort to improve the online learning platform. Scott also provides technical support for our clients and daily users of the Resource Center. Prior to joining TTS, Scott was a Business Developer at Castle Branch, a top 10 background screening and compliance management solutions company.
Professional Experience: Oakwood Worldwide – Administrative Assistant
Education: University of North Carolina at Charlotte – B.S., Marketing
Britt joined the TTS Charlotte office in 2015 as a Marketing/Operations Specialist. As a Marketing Specialist, Britt’s primary focus is on marketing initiatives, such as branding and social media. In addition, Britt also provides support for users of the TTS Resource Center and assists with the LMS administration processes. Prior to joining TTS, Britt was an Administrative Assistant at Oakwood Worldwide, an industry leader in corporate housing.
Professional Experience: Urse Dodge – Staff Accountant; Hendrick Automotive Group – Accounts Payable Specialist
Education: Fairmont State University – Bachelors of Science – Business Administration
Talisa joined TTS Charlotte in 2016. As TTS’s Staff Accountant, she also provides operational and financial information to TTS’s management by reconciling and compiling TTS’s credit cards, bank statements, public course, and self-study. She manages the teams travel and reimbursements, and adds supportive roles with self-study and customer support. Relocating to Charlotte, Talisa was first with Hendrick Automotive Group, where she worked as an Account Payables Specialist for Mercedes Benz and Audi. Prior to that, in West Virginia she was employed by Urse Dodge, where she worked as a staff accountant and trained/oversaw the Accounts Receivables/Payable team.
Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude, with honors), Political Science, with a minor in Sustainability Studies.
Sam joined TTS as an Analyst in 2017 after graduating from the UNC – Chapel Hill. While at UNC, Sam was a member of the Student Advisory Committee to the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, served four years as the chief undergraduate representative on the UNC Advisory Committee on Transportation, served three years as a member and the Chair of the Student Safety and Security Committee, and served three years as a voting member of the UNC Renewable Energy Special Projects Committee. Sam recently finished serving as a member of the statewide North Carolina Hillel Board of Directors.
Sam founded and ran Intelligent Lighting Solutions, an LED lighting company focused on providing turnkey retrofit solutions to industrial and commercial clients. Before TTS, Sam spent two summers as a Summer Analyst at The Trout Group, one of the leading boutique investment banking and investor relations firms servicing the biotechnology and energy technology industries.