My name is David Wilding and I am a proud Texas Aggie (class of 1991). Whoop! I love Aggie football and the entire Aggie family. A&M has started well on paper the last few years— with 5-and-0 starts—but the team was unable to finish as well as desired. Now ranked No. 8, the Aggies face No. 9 Tennessee in their sixth game, and all fans are looking forward to a stronger close to the season.
All my friends and coworkers know I love A&M and bleed maroon!! I love A&M for so many reasons. I love the memories of my years there (especially dating my future wife, Michelle) and the traditions, culture and commitment of the Aggie family all over the world. From sending the most officers into WWII as a part of the greatest generation to the 100,000s around the world representing the values of Aggieland. Hopefully you have had the opportunity to meet an Aggie in your life and they have stood strong in the values of this great institution.
More than 20,000 Aggies served in World War II. Approximately 14,000 of them were officers, more than any other school, including military academies. Twenty-nine Aggies were made generals during WWII. SOURCE: http://www.myaggienation.com
As I think about the many strengths of Aggieland, it brings me home to the Access family that’s also near and dear to me. I have been at Access for the last 5 years—and it’s the best place I’ve ever worked. Our culture is strong and defined by the many individuals who sacrifice together for the benefit of our customers and company.
We are defined by a desire to make this world a better place, from supporting The Last Well drilling water wells in Liberia to ensuring that the healthcare industry and others too (higher education, construction, K-12, finance and more) function more efficiently by eliminating paper forms and automating processes. The company’s commitment to integrity and honesty and desire to improve the lives of Access customers mirror those that I have found in my beloved Aggieland.
I saw a recent quote: “You are either getting better or getting worse, nothing stays the same.” On paper, the Aggies look the same as they have the past two years at 5-0, but we all know that they are either getting better or getting worse, and this weekend’s game will go a long way in defining that trajectory.
In your business, you are getting better or getting worse. At Access, we are confident that we can help you get better, just as we’ve seen with our current customers. Just ask them.
The burden of paper forms processes is one that we can help you solve. We have made it our business to fill in the paper gaps left by other applications (HIS, ERP, HRIS, ECM and so on). Although our solutions are outstanding, we’ve been told that our people and culture are the difference makers. We will continue striving to be the best by holding ourselves to the highest standards of integrity and “doing the right thing always” as Mark Johnston, Access president, always says.
David Wilding, wearing Aggie maroon, mentors middle-schoolers on a weekly basis as part of the Promise Makers program.
We are grateful and thankful to see amazing success as we continue to grow—having our best first three quarters ever. I wish the same for my Aggies this weekend as we take on the Vols.
I don’t know what makes your world tick, but as for me, I love my God, my family, my Aggies, my Access family, and the amazing customers we serve.