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December Employees of the Month

Updated: Jan 6, 2022

January 2022 Newsletter




This month for Employee of the Month, we have a three-way tie between three exceptional Lone Star employees! Eric Gillespie started his career at LSC on December 17th, 2001 and now holds the position of Healthcare Systems Specialist.

Jonathon Murphy started his career at LSC on January 17th, 2000 and holds the position of Customer Experience Education Manager.

Roger Rener started his career at LSC on March 22nd, 2004 and holds the position of Healthcare Programmer.

Each displays what it is to be One Team, One Purpose, and One Family! Showing dedication and drive to take on challenges and always help customers and their fellow peers. Thank you for all that you do and congratulations once again!!

Comments from their coworkers:

Eric Gillespie

Eric Gillespie:

  • "Eric is truly customer service dedicated. He goes above and beyond to help our customers, as well as any employees. He is the best!"

  • "Very dedicated to the customer and the LSC Family."

  • "Eric is always willing to help and goes above and beyond to ensure the job gets done."

  • "Always exhibiting the values of Lone Star, every challenge he faces is solved without exception."

  • Eric is very dedicated to his role. He puts in as much time as the job requires. He is also an intricate part of his team."

Jonathan Murphy

Jonathon Murphy:

  • Jonathon cares about our school districts and is always working hard to make sure they are safe and happy. His knowledge is invaluable to Lone Star.

  • Always here and always working., Whether that be on the phone or trying to help troubleshoot, he is always helping a customer.

  • Jon is a devoted team player with a passion for the work he does.

  • "One Team, One Purpose, One Family."

  • "Jonathon exemplifies the best of Lone Star culture. I'm excited for his future within the organization."

  • "Jon Murphy is the absolute textbook definition of an A Player. With his incredible background in audio, passion for work, incredible focus on detail and hunger for product development, I am never surprised with the ingenuity he produces on each project."

Roger Rener

Roger Rener:

  • "Teamwork."

  • "Very dedicated and hard worker."

  • "Team player."

  • "Always calm when dealing with an issue and willing to help do what he can."

  • "Always willing to go the extra mile for his team. Roger is very loyal to doing it right the first time and on "time!!

"Thank you to Roger and Eric for their continuing excellence in delivery of high-quality customer experience for both internal and external customers and their attention to detail in everything they do." - Jeff Richard

Each person will receive a $50 card along with a Employee of The Month commemorative coin.




The Employees of Lone Star Communications Houston have voted Rene Sandoval our December 2021 Employee of the Month.

Rene Sandoval

Rene came to us in February of 2017. He is a Lead Technician for the Operations Department. If you look at the way Rene moves around, it will remind you of a football free safety. Covering the gaps for the defense.

The first project Rene ever installed for was at Texas Children’s Hospital at The Woodlands campus.

Some of the projects Rene has worked are Ben Taub, Woodlands Springs, TCH Woodlands and Houston Methodist Sugarland.

Lately Rene has been at P2643 Harris Health Ben Taub ED, P3482 Houston Physicians Hospital Expansion, P3725 BSLMC O’Quinn, P3597 CHI St. Luke’ Health.

When Rene is not working, he enjoys a good beach day or a long walk with the pups. Rene’s a dogs may not know any tricks, but they sure like to sleep.

Comments from Rene’s coworkers:

  • Rene has been very flexible and accommodates to work at different hours of the day to work with the customer’s schedule. He jumps around different projects and is always willing to help-out where needed.

  • Rene is reliable and cares about the projects.

  • Rene has demonstrated that he’s a good employee and he can go up and above.

  • Knows what it means to be a Lone Star team member.

  • Rene is a responsible technician.


One Team, One Purpose, One Family.



Rene will receive a gift set from behind door #1 in Ron’s office and we will add his name to the plaque in the front lobby alongside the other 2021 Employees of the Month.

Finally, Rene will receive a limited-edition Employee of the Month commemorative custom coins designed by our own Cliff Switzer.

- Ronald F. Kruse | COO

Monday, December 20, 2021

Good Morning Team,

I’m pleased to announce the winner of the Which Wich Gift Card Drawing below:


The names entered in the drawing went into a randomizer program and the winner of the gift card was determined by a computer.

Special thanks to everyone who participated in the drawing by nominating a colleague!

- Amy Weisinger



Pat Escobar

Comments from Pat’s coworkers:

  • “Pat is always working hard to make sure we are being paid by our customers!”

  • “She is helps keep the Corpus Christi office looking good and keeps the snack shelf filled!”

Thank you Pat for all you do. Your dedication and teamwork is visible by all and is extremely appreciated.


Victor S Gonzalez Jr | COO

January 6, 2022



Stu Best

I would like to congratulate Stu Best on being chosen by the LSAR team as the December Employee of the Month.

Stu is a Service Technician in our Shreveport office and was nominated based on his recent work on the Responder IV system at Medical Center of South AR, compliments received from customers, and his willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done. He will be receiving a $50 gift card and a certificate. Congratulations Stu!!

I also would like to congratulate Aaron Andrews on winning the participation award. He will be receiving a $25 gift card for being randomly selected among those that participated.

Thank you to everyone that participated!

Jennifer Mahan | Director – Financial Planning & Analysis

January 5, 2022

At the time of initial publication, the voting remained open in Arkansas.

These are the nominees:

Daniel Connell – Daniel is a Lead Technician in our Springdale office. He was nominated based on his loyalty to his coworkers by picking up service and coming in on his days off to help the team, as well as working hard on the Fellowship project. It was noted that his always joking, making people smile, and takes pride in his work.

Jeff Primm – Jeff is a Systems Inspection Technician in our Little Rock office. He was nominated based on his hard work, his knowledge, and his leadership. One co-worker said that he is a great teacher. It was also noted that he pulls off a pretty good Santa 😊

Stu Best – Stu is a Service Technician in our Shreveport office. Stu received 4 nominations that noted everything from his willingness to do what it takes to get done, his communication, being a team player, and doing it all with a great attitude. Customers have complimented him on his promptness and resourcefulness. He recently was challenged with troubleshooting a Responder IV system at Medical Center of South AR that was compromised due to a lightening strike. He was able to restore the system to normal (despite the system being obsolete) and also secured a copy of the lastest Responder IV database for our Halo site.

Jennifer Mahan | Director – Financial Planning & Analysis




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