Celebrating summer with #BBQatRSM
Thanks to our employees’ adaptability, perseverance and care during an unprecedented year, we collectively helped our clients through their challenges, supported one another personally and professionally and continued to make a positive impact on our communities. To show our gratitude, we hosted a virtual BBQ bash and closed our offices two extra days, giving everyone four-day weekends for Memorial Day and Independence Day to relax and recharge.
We encouraged our employees to showcase how they shared their BBQ meals with their family and friends or spent their extra time off this summer through an internal social media contest. Check out our winners!
Alyssa Gutierrez, audit manager
"Thank you RSM US LLP for not only giving us two extra days off, but also knowing the way to this foodie's heart! We enjoyed our delicious Omaha Steaks hotdogs while tubing down the Chattahoochee River."
Fernando Rosario, consulting supervisor
"Memorial Day Weekend was quite the adventure! My fiancé and I went horseback riding for the first time up and down a mountain to see a waterfall in DR."
Nia Murphy, consulting supervisor:
"RSM gave us an extra day off for Memorial Day weekend and a delicious BBQ box. So we flew to Orcas Island and explored the island by bike. It was an amazing getaway and we topped it off by summiting Mt. Constitution. Couldn’t think of a better way to reset."
Matthew Walker, audit manager:
"Indy 500- Memorial Day Weekend - Omaha Steaks"
Julie Doden, market development senior associate
First I want to show some appreciation for my husband - he is a first responder and for the last several months he has been putting in 80+ hour weeks while trying to complete paramedic training while working full time as an EMT. It’s exhausting but I am incredibly proud of the effort he is putting in to help and sometimes even save people every day he goes to work.
Second, I want to show appreciation for my company (p.s. we’re hiring!) I work for RSM US LLP and this year they gave everyone a delicious box of Omaha Steaks and some extra holiday time which made both Memorial Day Weekend and the 4th of July into 4 day weekends. These things combined gave my husband and I a chance to 1) Not have to go grocery shopping (which sounds like a small thing but these days we’ll take any moment of rest we can get!) 2) spend time with family (and feed them Omaha Steaks burgers too) and 3) get some quality time together enjoying our backyard and some sunshine because our time off finally aligned.
Thank you RSM for taking care of your employees so well!"
Benjamin Doud, consulting senior associate
"Celebrated a fantastic Independence Day weekend thanks to RSM's decision to make it a four day company holiday this year. We made the most of all four days with a kayak-camping trip to Mount Baker, Washington with my fiancee, Rachael, and our great friends Nathan and Khrystyna, and of course, our dogs! Really grateful to be part of a company that values its' employee work-life balance this way! Feeling recharged and ready to get back into it!"
Marie-Annette Donaghue, proposal manager
"Thanks to caring, collaborative colleagues in RSM San Jose, RSM Dallas, RSM San Antonio, RSM Kansas City, RSM Chicago, RSM Indianapolis, RSM Richmond, RSM McLean, RSM D.C., RSM Gaithersburg, and RSM Baltimore--as well as many generous family members, friends and neighbors--my husband James and I are able to help an orphanage in Mutomo, Kenya. Leading up to and over the extended 4th of July holiday weekend, we've driven across the country, picking up charitable donations in different cities--and even prepared and enjoyed some delicious roadside BBQ on the 4th, courtesy of RSM's recent Omaha Steaks BBQ gift for each employee.
We're in Baltimore now, ready to deliver the first UHaul load to a 40-ft cargo container headed to Mombasa, Kenya. After inspection of goods and payment of duty in Mombasa, the shipment will be trucked from the port to Mutomo, for receipt by Zion Home for Children.
Tons of thanks to everyone who is making this charitable drive so heartwarming and meaningful for the children."
Samantha Giancarlo Penedo, tax manager
"When RSM US LLP gives you extra holiday time, you head to the mountains with friends! Enjoyed our extended July 4th holiday by exploring the Smoky Mountains!"
Christopher McAvoy, consulting senior associate
"Proud to work for a firm that promotes time off and sends us Omaha Steaks!"
Michael Rabensteine, consulting associate
"Thank you RSM for the extended Memorial holiday weekend that allowed me to refresh and spend some quality time with my family enjoying the incredible Omaha Steak burgers from the Summer BBQ package provided by RSM. As part of the RSM family, we are proud to promote the RSM core values of teamwork and integrity. In addition, we love our RSM gear reminding us of 'The Power of Being Understood'."