A Farewell to Rita Beck
With both sadness and well-wishing, we say farewell to Rita Beck this week. Rita has been John Tocci’s loyal executive assistant for five years, and will be moving back home to Nebraska with her husband.
At a goodbye company picnic, John led the toast to Rita in a tradition he learned during his trip to Georgia and Armenia: say a few words, and pass the toast along. As each of us spoke, a theme began to form. Rita was a “whatever it takes” kind of employee, always finding a way to get the impossible done. On top of that, she always handled herself with poise, class, and kindness. “Grace under pressure” was the phrase coined. It suits her perfectly.
Rita will be sorely missed by the entire company. We’d like to thank her for her dedication in her varying roles, including and especially as our “office mother,” and we wish her the best of luck as she opens a new chapter in her life.