First Up is Tim Nickel, one of our Directors of Regional Sales in the Midwest. Tim primarily focuses on the St. Louis area, but has been known to work with our clients from all over the US!
- What do you like best about your job? – I love providing excellent customer service to my clients. I also love the challenge of opening new doors allowing me to meet new people and develop strong relationships.
- What is your biggest challenge at this time, and how are you overcoming this challenge? – The Covid-19 pandemic has seriously interfered with my normal practices of being able to interact and meet with people on a personal basis. The challenge I have now is maintaining contact with those individuals through email and phone contact as much as I can.
- What is one of your hobbies? Golf, but it’s pretty obvious I’m not good enough to make money at it.
- Are you also functioning as the principal at your home? – No kids at Home and the grandkids are their parent’s responsibilities when it comes to homeschooling. We will see how that works out🤣
- What is one positive you are experiencing during this time? – Appreciating the job that I have and the company that I work for, @CompAlliance.
- Do you have an insight or favorite poem, quote or thought you’d like to share? – You have to grow old but you don’t have to grow up.
- Is there a show or series you have been binge watching? – Well there’s always Ray Donovan but Yellowstone is a good one as well.
- Is there a wish you have for when we get back to normal? Or, Can you think of one positive that will come out of this event? – I hope we have all learned to enjoy the simple things in life and appreciate them a bit more and how important our friends and families are to each other.
I can honestly say I have never met anyone in the workers’ compensation setting that knows more people than Tim. He is always opening new doors for CompAlliance.
Next up is Kathryn Oliveros.
- What you do for CompAlliance – Director of Quality Assurance Western Region
- What do you like best about your job? – The wonderful people I work with, the many ways I can indulge my organizational-control issues, and the supportive flexibility to be available for my family.
- What is your biggest challenge at this time, and how are you overcoming this challenge? – I love my family very much; but having 2-school aged children, an adult child and a toddler grandson in the house at all times, without an end in sight, is extremely challenging. To add to the stress, Facebook and Instagram are starting to make me feel like I don’t even quarantine right. I’m working on showing myself and my kids some grace so we still like each other at the end of this.
- What is one of your hobbies? – Before COVID-19 volunteering for our school district kept me sane. If it ever stops raining in “Sunny Southern California” I look forward to reconnecting with my garden.
- Are you also functioning as the principal at your home? I am everything and nothing at the same time.
- What is one positive you are experiencing during this time? – The kids are so appreciative that there’s dinner on the table that they’ve stopped telling me how much they hate my cooking.
- Do you have an insight or favorite poem, quote or thought you’d like to share? – Parenting is hard, especially trying to be patient with little versions of impatient you.
- Is there a show or series you have been binge watching? – All of them! (Some favorites are Schitt’s Creek, The Good Place and The Santa Clarita Diet)
- Is there a wish you have for when we get back to normal? Or, Can you think of one positive that will come out of this event? – I can’t wait to see our school district and community come together to figure out ways to celebrate our graduating seniors, 8th and 5th graders and make up for some of the experiences they’re missing. I’m sure it will be amazing.
I am so happy Kathryn is on our URAC team! She is one of the most organized people I have ever met, and a valuable component of our URAC accreditation team for both UM and CM.
And now meet one of our Supervisors from the MidWest CM team.
- Sandy Pompe RN, CCM
- What do you do for CompAlliance: Case Management Supervisor
- What do you like best about your job?: I love my co-workers and everyone that I work with. I also love the autonomy that this job affords us.
- Biggest challenge at this time: I think that the biggest challenge for me is to make sure that all needs are being addressed at every appointment given the current situation. I am contacting all stakeholders, recovering workers more frequently and physician offices prior to appointments to make sure that all concerns are addressed at the time of the appointment if I am not able to attend due to social distancing rules at the physician office.
- Hobbies: Rock and Roll music and Disney rock garden.
- Go to TV Show: I do not binge watch anything. I actually do not watch too much consistently except do catch “Hawaii 5-0” or Perry Mason re runs.
- Principal at home: Not sure that I can be considered “the principal” but my husband is retired.
- Positive during this time: The positive take is the caring that all of a sudden people are showing for one another. This is a situation that is the “great equalizer” I think. The classification of essential jobs should make all of us think about what each has to give that is important. And I think that we are hopefully learning to appreciate each other.
- Wish for back to normal: I would hope that we would take what we have learned as far as kindness and appreciation and not let that slip away.
I have known Sandy and worked with her at three separate companies. Sandy has a wonderful sense of humor and never uses you as the brunt of that humor. The next time you meet Sandy ask her how many times she has been to Disney World.
And last but not least is our newly promoted Senior VP of Information Systems
- Name: Magnum Dampier
- What you do for CompAlliance: Senior Vice President of Information Systems
- What do you like best about your job: Solving our client’s problems through our amazing technical staff and team members!
- What is your biggest challenge at this time, and how are you overcoming this challenge: Executing our business contingency plan to ensure all team members and clients are covered. A benefit of working for our company is we hire nothing but the best, so executing on this plan with our team has been seamless. I’ve had discussions with counterparts in other businesses and sectors that are not so fortunate, blessed to work with the best!
- What is one of your hobbies: Running! I am currently training for my first triathlon in Chicago at the end of the year, focusing primarily on improving my running performance.
- Are you also functioning as the principal at your home: In my head…yes, but if you asked my wife she would say I’m the class clown.
- What is one positive you are experiencing during this time? Reconnecting with the daily process of our household. I’ve been incredibly blessed to have a spouse who thrives as a homemaker, but I’ve grown to understand over the past several weeks how difficult that job actual is.
- During these times, do you have a go-to TV show or series to binge watch: Big fan of NOVA or American Greed, although I would be “lion” if I told you that I did not watch Tiger King in 1 setting.
- Is there a wish you have for when we get back to normal? More than a wish is an expectation, and that is CompAlliance coming out stronger after this event. We have the potential to expand rapidly if we keep our eyes open to what the market is doing. I look forward to seeing what those opportunities look like and am certain we have the tools to capitalize on them.
Following is a picture of my wife(Samantha) and myself the night before restaurants were temporarily shut down. Looking forward to getting back out soon!
Magnum is very modest and did not share a very nice award he received this year, the @IAIABC NextGen award, that recognizes talented young professionals who are having a positive impact on workers’ compensation, making a difference within their organizations and leading the industry into the future.