NASHVILLE, TN — Tina Hodges, chief executive and chief experience officer for Advance Financial, has been selected as one of the winners in the prestigious CEO World Awards® in the Female CEO of the Year category. Hodges is the gold winner for large companies (500 – 2,499 employees).
Under her leadership, Advance Financial is opening 25 new stores in the next 12-18 months, bringing 250 new jobs and $10 million to the state’s economy. 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.
Serving in the community alongside her employees, Hodges is an example of the philanthropic spirit engrained in Advance Financial. Together the company’s employees volunteered more than 1,800 hours in Tennessee communities, and the Advance Financial Foundation gave more than $276,000 to organizations around the state. Her dedication to the community was an important factor in Hodges’ selection as a Female CEO of the Year.
“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.”
The annual CEO World Awards program encompasses the best in leadership, innovation, organizational performance, corporate social responsibility, new products and services from every major industry in the world. Organizations from all over the world are eligible to submit nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit.
Winners will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, June 26 during the annual SVUS (Silicon Valley United States) Red Carpet Awards Ceremony Dinner.
Advance Financial, founded in 1996, is a family owned and operated financial center based in Nashville, Tenn. The company currently operates more than 70 locations throughout Tennessee and employs more than 700 local representatives. The company provides wide variety of financial services – including wire transfer, bill payment, unlimited free money orders and FLEX loans. Advance Financial recently earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and was named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country for the fifth year in a row. For more information visit www.af247.com.
CEO World Awards are an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring CEOs and Companies of all types and sizes in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America. The Annual CEO World Awards is part of the SVUS Awards® recognition program from Silicon Valley in the United States of America which also includes other programs such as Consumer World Awards, Customer Sales and Service World Awards, Golden Bridge Awards, Globee Fastest Growing Private Companies Awards, Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards, Network Products Guide’s IT World Awards, Pillar World Awards, PR World Awards, and Women World Awards. Learn more about The CEO World Awards at www.ceoworldawards.com.