#WeAreArity Wednesday: Joy Thomas
When Mom asks me what it is that I do again, I say…
At Arity, I’m essentially the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Risk Officer – which means I do whatever I can to make sure we get our work done as efficiently and effectively as possible. I love equipping Arity with the knowledge and tools needed to be strategically and operationally efficient, financially smart, and legally and ethically compliant. #ShitTonDone
In your own words, what is Arity?
Arity is an investment that Allstate is making in its future to to make sure its embracing disruption and playing a part in shaping the future.
My favorite mode of transportation is…
Driving my car – I love to drive
On a Saturday afternoon, you can find me…
If it’s hockey season/school time (Sept-May), then I’m watching my kids play hockey or enjoying the Alabama and Oklahoma football rivalries; in the summer, you can find me at my lakehouse chilling with a good book or swimming and sunning!
If you could volunteer for any cause, what would it be? Why?
Teach music to young kids because as a professional harpist, I would be grateful to share my talents and skills with others who are passionate about music.
Most people don’t know I…
Cry whenever I watch the movie Armageddon
The theme song of my life is…
I have two:
- “Friends in Low Places” by Garth Brooks. This is my group of friends theme song. We love enjoying time together and making memories.
- “Live Like You Were Dying” by Tim McGraw. Balancing work and life is really important to me – I never want to look back and think “I should’ve done that.”
Talk to your rideshare driver or silent ride?
Talk – I ask them why they do it and about their experiences
Would you get in a self-driving car? Why or why not?
Get in yes, buy one, probably not
Favorite innovation pioneer?
Thomas Edison – perseverance is key