For the past eight years, Gabriel Group has made a charitable donation in honor of its clients in lieu of a traditional gift. Gabriel Group selected St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness as our 2015 Pay-It-Forward Recipient in loving memory of our dear friend and colleague of nearly seven years, Kim Marxkors.
St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness is a small but mighty group of women and men who are determined to increase awareness of ovarian cancer, create a place where patients and survivors can find support and fund important research.
All associates participate in our Pay-It-Forward efforts year-round. From making a donation to dress down on Wednesdays to participating in monthly raffle basket drawings to giving a donation to bring their dog to work, associates raise money to make a significant donation to a worthy cause each year in honor of clients.
To date, Gabriel Group has funded a spring water aqueduct in the Dominican Republic to help provide children with safe drinking water; built four double-family homes for families in earthquake-ravaged Haiti; funded a new classroom at an early childhood education center in Zambia; provided food and clothing to an orphanage in Mozambique; supported relief efforts following the tornado in Joplin; provided farm animals, fruit trees and bicycles to poverty-stricken children and families through the company’s client, World Vision; and in most recent years, shifted its focus to help local St. Louis children suffering from abuse or neglect.
We miss Kim very much and are proud to have exceeded our $10,000 goal, raising $12,000 for an organization that is close to our hearts and meant so much to her!
Gabriel Group is proud to announce the addition of Joyce Berra as Vice President of Information Systems.
Joyce made the move to Gabriel Group after a 14-year career at World Marketing, a national direct marketing company with locations in Atlanta and Dallas as well as St. Louis. While there, she held the position of both Vice President and National Director of Information Services where she managed nationwide technical teams as they produced direct mail campaigns.
Chief Executive Officer Dave Hawkins said, “We as a company are so lucky to have Joyce join us in our efforts here at Gabriel Group.” He added, “She brings with her years of experience in the direct mail industry and has held various roles throughout her impressive career. She has already made an immediate impact by demonstrating her knowledge of the business inside and out, and that in itself is absolutely invaluable. We’re looking forward to a very successful future with Joyce in our corner.”
Joyce holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Tulsa where she was an NCAA swimmer. When she isn’t working, she enjoys staying active by running, skiing, traveling and spending time with her family.
Gabriel Group announces the appointment of Charles (Charlie) Pitlyk as Executive Vice President.
Charlie comes to Gabriel Group from World Marketing, a national direct marketing company with locations in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas as well as St. Louis, where he managed a staff of over 500 working in Information Technology and Operations. He brings over 30 years of industry experience working in various senior management and technical capacities to deliver effective and on target solutions that benefit the organization and its clients.
“We are thrilled to be able to add Charlie to our team,” said Dave Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer of Gabriel Group. “In his short time with Gabriel Group, he is already proving himself as a valuable asset to our team. We are confident that his past experience and future vision will help us implement more effective and efficient ways of meeting our client-partners’ needs.”
Charlie has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Lindenwood University. He and his wife, Debbie, have four children and five grandchildren with one on the way. In his free time, Charlie enjoys fishing and golfing.