Member of the Year

2018

Teresa Liuzza

THE DAY WE PRESENT THE MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD IS MY FAVORITE KBA DAY…..I WAS HONORED TO RECEIVE THIS RECOGNITION IN 2001 AND I WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE OTHER HONORESS WHO ARE WITH US TODAY…SO PLEASE STAND IF YOU SHARE THIS DESIGNATION……THANK YOU!

WHEN PREPARING FOR THIS DAY I ASKED MYSELF THE QUESTION….WHAT MAKES A PERSON AN EFFECTIVE TEAM PLAYER??

  1. LEADERSHIP SKILLS

  2. RELIABLE

  3. COMMUNICATES EFFECTIVELY

  4. EAGER TO LISTEN

  5. SHARED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS WILLINGLY

  6. RESPECTS DIFFERENCES


 

THIS YEARS HONOREE CERTIANLY DISPLAYS ALL OF THE ABOVE AND MORE……WHEN FELLOW BOARD MEMBERS WERE ASKED TO DESCRIBE THIS YEARS WINNER THEY SAID:

LOYAL, DEDICATED, HAS A STRONG CHARACTER, COMPASSIONATE, FRIENDLY, ALWAYS WILLING TO VOLUNTEER,,,, …”RAY OF SUNSHINE”….PRETTY IMPRESSIVE DESCRIPTIONS……FROM YOUR PEER GROUP…THIS TELLS US IN WHAT HIGH ESTEEM THIS PERSON IS HELD.

THIS YEARS HONOREE WAS BORN INTO A MILITARY FAMILY AND CALLED MANY PLACES HOME BEFORE SETTLING WITH HER FAMILY IN GRETNA. SHE IS A LOVING DAUGHTER, WIFE, MOTHER , GRANDMOTHER , AND SIBLING. ALTHOUGH SHE EXPERINECED SEVERAL PERSONAL LOSSES SHE TURNED TO HER FAITH TO WORK THROUGH HER HEARTACHE.

SHE INTIALLY WORKED FOR THE POST OFFICE BUT WAS DRAWN OVER 20 YEARS AGO TO HER CURRENT CAREER…ONE SHE TRULY LOVES….MARY KAY. SHE IS A SENIOR SALES DIRECTOR AND HAS EARNED 8 CARS INCLUDIND THE PINK CADILLAC….BUT FOR HER, THIS IS THE GRAVY…WHAT REALLY MATTERS TO HER ARE THE LIVES OF THE WOMEN SHE TOUCHES AS SHE HELPS THEM TO START THEIR OWN SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSES, GUIDING AND MENTORING THEM EACH STEP OF THE WAY. SHE LOVES HELPING WOMEN MAKE MONEY AND AS A RESULT BE IN CONTROL OF THEIR DAY AND HAVE MORE TIME FOR THEIR FAMILIES….THIS IS WHY SHE DOES WHAT SHE DOES….

OUTSIDE OF MARY KAY SHE IS :

ON THE BOARD OF KBA AS NETWORKING CHAIR AND HAS SERVED ON THE COMMITTEE FOR THE HOLIDAY PARTY FOR THE PAST 3 YEARS….. SHE ALSO SERVES AS MEMBERSHIP CHAIR FOR THE NORTH KENNER ROTARY….. SHE HAS A SOFT SPOT IN HER HEART FOR THE SENIORS AND INFIRMED VISITING THEM WITH GIFTS SEVERAL TIMES A YEAR AND VISITS AND HELPS PREPARE DINNER AT THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE. …YOU WILL ALSO SEE HER SMILING FACE AT FESTIVALS IN OUR COMMUNITY HAPPILY VOLUNTEERING….

SHE AND HER HUSBAND ARE PARISHIONERS AT ST PATRICKS CHURCH WHERE SHE VOUNTEERS IN THE OFFICE AND PARISH HALL.

ONE OF HER FAVORITE VACATION MEMORIES WAS A TRIP TO ROME WHERE SHE AND HER HUSBAND WERE FORTUNATE TO BE ABLE TO MEET THE POPE….

IN SIPTE OF HER TREMENDOUS SUCCESS WITH MARY KAY IT IS HER FAMILY, HER COMMUNITY AND SPIRITUAL INVOLVEMENTS THAT FULFILL HER NURTURING HEART. SHE LOVES THE LORD AND THIS IS THE FOUNDATION UPON WHICH SHE BASES HER LIFES WORK.

SHE AND HER HUSBAND JASON RECENTLY CELEBRATED THEIR 5TH ANNIVERSARY, AFTER BEING WIDOWED EARLIER IN LIFE…… HAS TWO CHILDREN AND A STEP DAUGHTER AND IS GRANDMOTHER TO 3…ONE OF WHOM IS DECEASED.

I KNOW THAT IF YOU CAN CALL THIS LADY YOUR FRIEND YOU ARE INDEED BLESSED….PLEASE JOIN ME IN HONORING THE KENNER BUSINESS ASSOCIATION 2018 MEMBER OF THE YEAR….MY FRIEND….TERESA LIUZZA….

2017

Carolyn Barrett

2016

Raiza Pitre

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