Local Woman Named CBL Employee of the Year

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom

JANESVILLE (WIFR) -- CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. has announced that Jaime Tobias, Property Accounts Manager for both Janesville Mall and East Towne Mall was recently honored as the CBL Employee of the Year at the company’s recent regional leadership conference held in Frankenmuth, Michigan.

Jaime was selected from a field of nominees for her outstanding work ethic. She handles all accounting functions including budgeting and recoveries for both centers. Jaime began her career at Janesville Mall in 1996 while still in high school as a customer service center employee and quickly branched out to other departments when needed. In 2003, she was named the Property Accounts Manager at Janesville Mall where she has earned the Best Collections award every year. In 2010, Jaime added East Towne Mall accounting to her job duties, working with both malls simultaneously. Since taking over at East Towne, she earned Best Collections every year awards for this mall as well. “Jaime exemplifies all of the traits one needs for success. She is a true team player,” said Julie Cubbage, General Manager of Janesville Mall.

Jaime is an instrumental part of both mall management teams. In addition to her accounting duties, she has also found time to negotiate branding and specialty leasing deals. She recently completed a partial play area sponsorship with the YMCA for Janesville Mall. “I've worked at Janesville Mall for 19 years and never in my wildest dream did I imagine such an honor. It's a reflection of the terrific teams I work with every day at Janesville Mall and East Towne Mall and the many mentors both in the field as well as the home office that have helped me along the way,” said Mrs. Tobias.

“We were so pleased to nominate Jaime for this award and were delighted that she was chosen to represent CBL as the Employee of the Year,” stated Ron Brinza, Regional Director of Management. Mrs. Tobias graduated from Black Hawk Technical College with a degree in accounting. Jaime is married to Jeff Tobias and they are the proud parents of three boys, Anthony, Austin and Alexander ranging in age from 2 to 12 years. She is an active volunteer at the boy’s school activities as well as local scouting. Tammy Rozek, General Manager of East Towne Mall states, “Jaime is a prime example of what hard work, determination and passion can achieve and we are proud that she is a member of our team.”
As part of this award, Mrs.Tobias received a vacation package as well as a cash prize.

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