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Remembering Our Friend and Colleague Dave Cook

It is with extremely heavy hearts that we say goodbye to a dear friend and colleague. Dave Cook was an Access standard, serving as our Vice President of Corporate Sales for over 17 years. He passed last week after a car accident.

Dave was a classic salesman in every best aspect of the phrase. He was attentive, personal, comforting, and professional. He took care of clients and made sure important details were never overlooked. To his employees, he was both a mentor and a cheerleader.

He could bring a sullen room to laughter with his dry humor, and was always quick to brag on his kids, Ryan and Emma. Dave lived in the moment and did what each moment called for, whether it was being serious, pulling a prank, or donning a silly fast food outfit to satisfy a lost bet.

This past week has brought many reflections from Access employees, clients and partners. The majority of them evoke smiles and laughter, even in a time of sadness. He always had a "dad joke" at the ready, or at least a piece of encouragement for anyone he encountered.

That was Dave, and we're going to miss him dearly.

If you'd like to read the obituary and see how you can contribute to his legacy, you can do so here.

The best news is that all of Dave's work speaks for itself and ensures the ongoing success of Access Development. His clients, his relationships, and his dedication to doing things the right way are hallmarks of our company. They're not going anywhere, and neither are we.

His nature is ingrained in this company and the way we do business. Whether you're a client or even just someone who reads this blog, then you've encountered Dave's legacy.

Relationships matter, people matter. You matter. Dave lived that example.

Rest easy, good friend.


Topics: Access Development

Written by: Brandon Carter

Brandon is a former writer and marketer for Access Development. He's a frequent blogger on customer and employee engagement & loyalty, consumer trends, and branding. Connect with him on LinkedIn or Twitter at @bscarter

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