2022 Winner and Finalists

Congratulations to the Winner and Finalists of the 2022 Thnks Gratitude in Business Award


Congratulations to Christopher Roy, the principal at Sunrise Elementary, who was the winner of the 2022 Thnks Gratitude in Business Award.

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“Mr. Roy was instrumental when our city lost power and his school was named a cooling station. Although not required, he spent hours at the cooling station assisting the city with making sure people and their pets were comfortable and had the resources they needed. At this time, he was also responsible for determining damage to his school, notifying his staff and the District office, and managing his personal life in the aftermath of the storm.”


Thnks Gratitude in Business Award Finalists

5 finalists were selected for the 2022 Thnks Gratitude in Business Award. Read their stories below.

Mindy ManixMindy Manix

Technical Support Engineer IV at International Game Technology

“Mindy is an uplifting and motivating team-leader who shares her knowledge and trains her peers on a daily basis. She is a servant leader. Her customers are always delighted to have Mindy assist them not only getting to the root cause of their product concerns, but she always goes the extra step by reaching out after the issue is resolved to make sure they don’t have any follow-up questions and are content with the service she provided. She encourages mental and physical well-being in our workplace and is like our on-site fitness trainer. She not only goes above and beyond at work, but she is also active in our community. She takes on the Team Captain roles for local charity 5K Walk/Run and volunteers at her local church and other wellness based organizations: Be The Match (she is a stem-cell donor), Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada."

Brady Akers Brady Akers

Head of Customer Success at Spaceback

Brady received an impressive 14 nominations! Here are just a few: “Brady is the head of Spaceback's customer success team, but he is really so much more than that to us. Brady leads by example and is always helping to increase the abilities of our entire org. Spaceback wouldn't be where it is today without Brady.” “Brady exudes a quiet & professional competence and communicates empathetically and purposefully. He's the kind of teammate you love to have.” “Brady is always supportive whether it is taking on extra work, empowering others by teaching them new skills, and just being so positive.” “Brady is always a wonderful addition to any day at Spaceback. He goes out of his way to ensure that other team members have everything they need to succeed, and he always has a smile on his face.” “Brady's drive and positivity is contagious, and he supports & mentors our team to grow both professionally and personally.” “He is always calm, cool, and collected no matter the pressure placed on him. I feel lucky to know and work with him.”

Keith RemerKeith Remer

REgional Director at Advantage Tech

“Out of nowhere, my 14 year old son was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma in July and Keith (my boss) stepped up to the plate for me. He has been not only doing his work for the last few months, but mine also. He has taken late night appointments for me, and has been a constant for me in a sea of uncertainty. He has been selfless, giving, supportive and a great friend. He deserves so much more than any amount of THANK YOU's I could ever give. Please consider him for this award, he is so deserving.”

Alyssa Van NattaAlyssa Van Natta

Associate Project Coordinator at JLL

“Alyssa is an integral part of our office and team. She not only takes the time to ensure everyone is appreciated and loved (think: homemade birthday cakes, small gifts of gratitude, a helping hand, etc.), she goes above and beyond to make sure the team is utilizing the best options out there and our time is fully maximized. She has been a leader since she started, and we appreciate her kindness more than she'll ever know. She has a 'take care of others first' mentality, and we hope to return the favor.”