Each year, Holman participates in the United Way’s “Loaned Executive” (LE) Program. Three qualified Holman employees are “loaned” to United Way for four months – late-August to late-December — to assist in workplace campaigns. Although these LE’s serve as an extension of the UW fundraising staff and work full time for the United Way, they continued to be employed by Holman.
This year’s LE’s were selected after an intensive interview process that chose among many highly qualified applicants. The fortunate three are ARI’s Ed Boess, Michelle Cavanaugh, and Caitline Cline. We could not be more proud to have them all represent Holman while they are working in the community through United Way. Read a little bit more about them below to find out why:
Edward Boess Jr.
Ed started his journey with the Holman family 11 years ago when he joined ARI. During his time there, he developed the reputation as the go-to person to help his co-workers, a dedication that earned him several awards in the organization. He was instrumental in implementing a training and mentoring program for his department, and continues to mentor employees. Recently, his family dealt with a difficult situation in which his son underwent multiple medical procedures and surgeries; fortunately they learned there was an organization that could help them navigate the financial, medical, and emotional trauma. The support has allowed Ed and his family to stay focused on the health of their son. This assistance, and the increased understanding of how similar help from the United Way can impact lives, motivated Ed to apply this year for the Loaned Executive position.
Michelle’s career with ARI began 6 years ago after she graduated from Rutgers with her B.A. in Psychology. This major sparked Michelle’s interest in helping people, but ARI is where that interest really began to thrive. She is actively involved in numerous employee engagement activities such as the Fleet Expo Committee, Art Show Committee, Chair of the Picnic Committee, Days of Caring Team Lead and member of the Cultural Action Team in Vehicle Supply Chain. Hand in hand with her love for people is her love for animals. Michelle is involved with several animal rescues and just adopted her own furever friend, a 3-year-old Australian Shepherd named Maxx.
Caitlin has been a part of the Holman Family since 2011, holding various roles at Holman Automotive Group, Holman Ford Lincoln Maple Shade and ARI. Caitlin recently obtained her B.A. in Human Resource Management. Growing up she watched her father battle cancer, and found that burden was often lessened as people helped support her family. The experience helped spark her own desire to help others, an impulse that was cultivated by Holman culture: she has been a Holman team captain for the United Way Days of Caring, the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, and the March for Babies Walk. Additionally, Caitlin is a mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters “Beyond School Walls” program, has served on the board of a local non-profit, and donates her time to an array of other community efforts. Caitlin is eager to build more professional skills during the 2018 United Way Loaned Executive Program, and hopes it will be the most impactful community experience she has ever had.
Help us congratulate Ed, Michelle and Caitlin, and stay tuned for more information on the 2018 United Way Campaign!