Tina Hodges, chief executive and chief experience officer for Nashville-based Advance Financial, has been selected as one of the winners in the CEO World Awards in the Female CEO of the Year category.
Hodges (pictured) is the gold winner for large companies (500 to 2,499 employees).
Under her leadership, Advance Financial is opening 25 new stores in the next 12-18 months, bringing 250 new jobs and an estimated $10 million to the state’s economy, according to a release. Along with the company’s expansion throughout Tennessee, Hodges and her team also worked to broaden the company’s reach online, offering its services to residents in Missouri, Kansas, Idaho and Utah.
The company’s employees have volunteered more than 1,800 hours in Tennessee communities, and the Advance Financial Foundation gave more than $276,000 to organizations around the state.
“It is incredible to watch Tina at work as she leads our company into exciting new directions,” said Mike Hodges, chairman of Advance Financial. “She has grown in many ways as a CEO and there is no one more deserving of this honor. I know I speak for the entire company when I say we are incredibly proud to work with Tina every day.”
Winners will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, June 26 during the annual SVUS (Silicon Valley United States) Red Carpet Awards Ceremony Dinner.
Original Source: Nashville Post