Tina Hooks has joined the NATS Executive Office as its administrative assistant. Hooks brings to NATS more than 15 years of professional administrative, organization, accounting, event planning and customer service skills.
"We are very fortunate to have added Tina to our staff at the national office," NATS Executive Director Allen Henderson said. "She brings experience, professionalism and a wonderful spirit to our operation. We appreciate all she will do to help us be as efficient as we can possibly be in serving our members each day."
Hooks began working part-time in June and was promoted to her new full-time role in early August.
Before joining NATS, Hooks spent the last 12 years with the Clay County School Board, beginning as a full-time classroom and school volunteer when her twin daughters started kindergarten. She then became a full-time substitute teacher for grades K-6 until she was offered a position as a classroom assistant and later promoted to the school secretary position. As secretary, she was responsible for maintaining an office with 80 teachers and staff and 650 students. In addition to running a busy office, Hooks was head of hospitality for the school and was nominated by her peers twice as Employee of the Year, one year becoming a district finalist.
Before employment with the Clay County School Board, Hooks was an assistant to the CFO for Industrial Water Services where she was responsible for accounting, payroll, insurance and human resources. She then took a brief leave of work when her family moved to Gainesville, Florida, and she chose to be a stay-at-home mom for a few years.
When not working, Hooks enjoys spending time with her husband of 20 years, Tim, their three children - Erin, Lindsey and Hayden - and the family labs, Knox and Lew. As a family, they spend time camping, playing golf and watching college football.