Staff Spotlight: Production / Operations Manager Reid Bailey

Staff Spotlight: Production / Operations Manager Reid Bailey

Reid Bailey is the Productions/ Operations Manager at Awards4U and has been with the company for more than 10 years. He is more often known as “Captain Make-it-Happen” for overseeing the operations and production of all in house products and installations for both Awards4U and its Rotary brand, National Awards4U. Reid is responsible for all three Awards4U locations in regard to maintenance, safety and compliance.

As a lifelong Florida State University fan (Go Noles!), it is no surprise that Reid’s favorite project at Awards4U is making and installing the Sod Cemetery markers at Doak Campbell Stadium. If you see him at an FSU sporting event, don’t hesitate to say hi!

Reid is also involved in the Tallahassee community and enjoys participating in the Ability 1st disability mentoring program for Leon County students. In his spare time, you will find him out on the water fishing, playing drums in a local band, or spending time with his family.

“I’m blessed to have many awesome people in my life including my parents, family, friends, coworkers and wife Karin,” said Reid. “Karin would get the “Always Getting Better Award” for keeping me on track and motivating me to do better.”

Reid also has a deep understanding of what makes recognition so important and gave us some insight about how you can recognize the people in your life. Awards4U has a tradition at monthly meetings called “on the spot” where fellow employees have the chance to recognize each other for what they do, or have done that is exceptional. Whether it is for helping someone in their time of need or for being committed to a project, it’s a great way to build camaraderie and appreciation for each other.

“I don’t think many people realize how important recognition is to their staff,” said Reid. “People who receive recognition tend to perform at a higher level than those who do not.”

Reid knows this first hand as he was recognized by Sam Varn at Awards4U with the President's Award.“It’s one of those moments that truly catches you off guard, said Reid. “The feeling of being recognized is part of what makes recognition so powerful.”

On behalf of Awards4U, thank you Reid for all your hard work! We are grateful to have you as a member of our team and appreciate all you do to make it happen.