Every year beginning in 2009, a prestigious award has been bestowed upon a member of the Thomson Reuters, Legal Sales and Account Management organization in honor of Stu Wolfer, a sales representative serving firms in Idaho and Montana who was also in the United States Army Reserve. Wolfer was a motivated and highly successful sales rep, loved by his customers and colleagues. He was a good family man and very active in his community. Stu earned numerous awards for his outstanding service to both his company and his country. In addition to a Purple Heart, he received the Army’s second-highest award for heroic achievement, the Bronze Star. In 2008, Stu was one of two U.S. troops who died in an attack on the Green Zone, which houses the U.S. Embassy and the Iraqi government headquarters in central Baghdad.

At this year’s Annual Sales Meeting, Tammie Follett, senior account manager and business development specialist, received the third-annual Stu Wolfer Distinguished Service Award.

Follett was recognized for her extensive volunteer efforts on behalf of numerous charitable organizations. She currently serves on the board of directors for both Africa Classroom Connection and Books for Africa and recently traveled to Malawi, South Africa, where she delivered $150,000 worth of legal texts and an embossed copy ofBlack’s Law Dictionary from Thomson Reuters to the University of Malawi-Chancellor College. She is also on the board at the Tubman Chrysalis Center, a Twin Cities organization helping women, children and families struggling with relationship violence, substance abuse and mental health issues. She is on the board of directors at YEA Corps, a program to assist young adults to implement their entrepreneurial ideas. And, she is on the advisory board of Polish Your Star, a woman’s leadership and networking organization.

Thomson Reuters will donate $5,000 to the charity of Tammie’s choice, and her name will appear on a plaque on display at its Eagan campus.

Congratulations, Tammie.