At Connectrac, when one of our team members has something exciting to celebrate, we all have something to celebrate. We are thrilled to announce that last month, our very own Stephen Reed successfully became an official citizen of the United States! Everyone at Connectrac is so proud of how hard Stephen has worked to accomplish this goal.
Pictured from left to right: Eric Storm, Steve Batchelder, Stephen Reed, Clint Strong
“I was very happy to share the moment of Stephen Reed’s naturalization as a US citizen,” said Clint Strong, CEO of Connectrac. “British-born Stephen is not only an important part of our Regional Management team, he’s also a great mate to all of us who work with him. I don’t have the words to tell what a momentous event it is to become a US citizen. All of us at Connectrac welcome Stephen as a full-fledged member of our national community. Cheers!”
Stephen joined the Connectrac sales team in February 2018 as our Regional Manager for Texas. He originally hails from England but came to America in 2013 to marry his then-fiancé, Kimberly. They had initially met in the UK many years earlier, and in 2012 they both felt ready to take their relationship to the next level.
“It was at that point,” Stephen explains, “we talked about sharing a life together rather than across all the miles that separated us.”
Stephen officially passed his citizenship test this year in mid-November and celebrated a week later at a ceremony that took place at the Plano Event Center in Plano, Texas. The event lasted about two hours and included nearly 900 applicants from 80 different countries.
Pictured from left to right: Trina Cedeno, Stephen Reed, Kimberly Reed
Stephen was accompanied to the ceremony by his wife, Kimberly, and stepdaughter, Trina. Several members of the Connectrac team also attended the celebration, including Clint Strong, CEO; Steve Batchelder, Director of Sales; and Eric Storm, Key Account Manager.
According to Stephen, “My experience was made all the better for the wonderful support and congratulations I received from my colleagues at Connectrac.”
Great job, Stephen, for achieving this impressive milestone!