Announcing the 2021 Darrell J. Hand Employee of the Year Award Recipient - Carey Beaty!



We are pleased to announce that Carey Beaty is the recipient of the inaugural Darrell J. Hand – Employee of the Year Award!


Carey has been with Magnolia River for over sixteen years and currently serves as the Payroll Manager for our organization. Carey plays a vital role in our business, but it is so much more than just “payroll”. Carey truly embodies the “T” – Team over Self – in everything she does. She rarely goes a day without doing something behind the scenes to assist with countless items that most people never see. Carey consistently performs at a high level and frequently works long hours, including weekends and holidays, to ensure critical accounting tasks and deadlines impacting our organization are accomplished.


Carey truly embodies the “T” – Team over Self – in everything she does.

She also plays a critical role in our mergers and acquisition process as well supporting newly acquired companies’ integration with Magnolia River HR and accounting systems.


Magnolia River's Employee Committee established an employee recognition program at the beginning of 2021. The program's objective is to recognize and communicate to the entire organization those employees who demonstrate excellence in their responsibilities at Magnolia River. Each quarter, managers and supervisors nominate employees who personify the four guiding principles (STOP) in some form or capacity. Of those nominated, up to ten candidates are selected each quarter to be recognized. One employee is then selected as Magnolia River’s Employee of the Year from among those who receive quarterly recognition.


Late last year, we lost a very special employee, Darrell Hand. Darrell was a member of the strategic planning committee that was formed in 2019 and was instrumental in the development of several initiatives, including the crafting of our guiding principles. Darrell modeled the guiding principles and characteristics of this award, and we felt it was only fitting to name this year’s first annual award after him.


Carey epitomizes the Magnolia River guiding principles and we are grateful to have her a part of our team. Congratulations, Carey!