A Tradition of Gifting

January 6, 2016


ToysforTots

For our eighth annual toy drive, benefiting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, vCom stepped up its gifting game by inviting vCom kids to help purchase toys for donation. Toys for Tots collects new, unwrapped toys from October through December each year and distributes them to less fortunate children in order to spread the message of hope and help them become responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. It’s a mission we’re proud to support at vCom.

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This year, we raised over $1800, a 40% increase over last years’ donations. Gary Storm, Vanessa Smith, and Kathleen Souza brought their kids and accompanied Katey Jenkins and Keshmi Prasad at the shopping spree at Toys R Us to add gifts to the collection under our tree in the office. Kevin Villa volunteered his car and time to help Katey deliver the toys.

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Overall, we donated 239 toys (17% over last year’s count) to Toys for Tots. Thanks to the entire vCom team for participating and helping make sure that everybody had a great holiday season!

 

Meet our management team

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Prior to joining vCom, Audrey was the Chief Marketing Officer of Energy Recovery Inc (NASDAQ: ERII) from 2012-2015 and its VP of Marketing, joining the company as a small start-up organization in 2005. During her tenure, she led the global marketing strategies, built a disruptive global brand by growing revenue 5-fold from $10M to $50M, increased market share from 20% to 90% and completed an IPO. Audrey positioned the company for further growth by uncovering new applications – taking the company from $50M to $5B worth of addressable markets. She has championed product development in cross-functional teams with R&D, engineering and production to successfully launch new products globally.

As a result of building a strong brand, communications and culture, her work received 4 global industry awards in single year by Institute of Engineering and Innovation (IET). She was also recognized as an Innovation Finalist of the Year. Audrey served as a Board member of a non-profit, developed and promoted STEM programs and led philanthropic efforts for low-income families. She holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from Michigan State University.

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