Thursday, May 19, 2016

ODOT Employees Honored

Tina Cassady

Rick Crall

Two employees with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) Division One were recently recognized for their exemplary performance and service to the agency in eastern Oklahoma.
Tina Cassady of Sallisaw was recognized as Employee of the Year for 2015.

She was previously honored as Employee of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2015. Cassady is an Administrative Assistant II at the Sequoyah County Maintenance Yard in Sallisaw and has worked for ODOT for 19 years.

During a recent agency-wide project to catalog several years of data into a new computer system, Cassady volunteered to coordinate the effort in Division One. This task had a tight deadline and was in addition to her regular job duties.

“Tina helped save the state money by training and assisting other clerks with the program and spot checking the work to ensure data entries were accurate and consistent,” a coworker who anonymously nominated her said. “Her willingness to take on the additional responsibilities and her hard work and performance are great examples of leadership to her fellow employees.”

Cassady enjoys going to the lake and spending time with friends and family. She and her husband Todd have three children and five grandchildren.

Rick Crall was honored as the Division One Employee of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2016.

Crall is a Transportation Equipment Operator III with the Division One Concrete Crew based out of Muskogee. He has worked for ODOT for five years.

In addition to paying close attention to detail when ensuring that equipment is kept in good condition, Crall regularly volunteers for difficult jobs like operating a grader during snow storms. He is also a quick learner who is eager to be trained in new areas. 

“Rick cares about ODOT and the quality of the work he does for the state,” said a coworker who nominated him anonymously. “He can always be counted on to do the right thing.”

Crall enjoys woodworking and fishing in his spare time. He and his wife Karen have three children and three grandchildren.

Division One is headquartered in Muskogee and oversees highway construction and maintenance in Adair, Cherokee, Haskell, McIntosh, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Sequoyah and Wagoner counties.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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