LAKE OSWEGO, ORE., JANUARY 21, 2021 – Each year, Aldrich celebrates a team member who has gone beyond the scope of their responsibilities and leads with humility motivated by helping others. Aldrich is excited to announce that the 2021 Steve M. Tatone Servant Leadership Award has been given to Janice Claflin.
Aldrich’s mission is to improve the lives of the firm’s people, clients, and communities, which is why Aldrich honors one of its employees each year with this award. Former Aldrich CEO of nearly 40 years, Steve Tatone, believes that success as people and as a business starts and ends with selfless giving to help those around us.
Since joining the firm in 2003, Janice has been an unsung hero for the Aldrich team in her role in accounts receivable. She works tirelessly to make certain that billing procedures are accurate and streamlined. When corresponding with clients and staff alike, Janice is gracious and patient, while ensuring the entire firm operates smoothly.
When describing Janice, one nominator wrote, “Her help behind the scenes is never done to receive recognition, but always out of her heart to serve.” Another nominator shared that, “Janice completely exemplifies what Aldrich represents. She is always striving to help others and make this company a better place while performing her job above and beyond expectations.”
Janice is known for her warmth and genuine curiosity about and interest in others. Her mentorship has been instrumental in the growth and development of several colleagues. “Over the years, Janice is one of the many people who [took the] time to invest in me. She is a team player and a great example of the Aldrich culture that we want to cultivate,” wrote another nominator. Janice’s compassion does not stop at the office doors; she’s been known to open her home to others in their time of need.
During the virtual award reception, Tatone himself expressed his gratitude, “Servant leadership puts our purpose into play. Aldrich started out 48 years ago with just one person looking to help. Janice is a true servant leader, always willing to reach out and make a difference. With people like Janice, we’ve carried that purpose forward and continue to improve the lives of our people, clients, and communities.”
Everyone at Aldrich congratulates Janice and is grateful for her kind, compassionate leadership, both in and outside the office. Servant leaders are at the core of the Aldrich culture, and the firm is better with someone as supportive and encouraging as Janice.
The Aldrich Group of Companies includes a Top 100 Accounting Firm nationally providing tax, advisory, and consulting services to businesses and individuals. Working closely with business owners and individuals, The Aldrich Group of Companies manages financial, wealth, tax, technology, benefits, and business transition strategies. We serve clients with deep industry expertise in construction, manufacturing, healthcare, nonprofit, telecommunications, utilities, professional services, food processing, agribusiness, real estate, and a variety of privately held companies and individual clients. The Aldrich Group includes the following professional services firms: Aldrich CPAs + Advisors LLP, Aldrich Wealth LP, Aldrich Retirement Solutions LP, Aldrich Benefits LP, Aldrich Technology LLC, and Aldrich Capital LP.