Jennifer L. (Tedrick) Schulz
President of Answer Midwest
Jennifer graduated Cum Laude in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Greenville College. While there she earned recognition as a College Scholar and was on the Dean’s list during every semester she was enrolled. Following graduation she served as Assistant to the General Partner at Edward Jones & Company and after receiving her Series 7 license was promoted to trading assistant. There she honed the skills that she brought to Answer Midwest, Inc. in 1996. After years of training and emersion into the flow of the business she began the rise that would move her to the status of full partner in 2001. Jennifer has served several terms on the Board of Directors for our vendor organization and is well respected in the industry. She, her husband and 2 children are active in their church and stay very busy enjoying time with extended family. Under her direction Answer Midwest has matured into a highly respected quality business having been presented The ATSI Award of Excellence for Customer Service every year since 2002 and winning numerous awards and recognitions. Jennifer is a people person and most enjoys working with clients and employees to help find ways to make everyone’s load a little lighter.
Gary L. Tedrick
Former President of Answer Midwest
Gary and his wife Lee Ann purchased The Answering Service of Alton in 1991 to be run as a family owned and operated business. By purchasing the business, Gary was able to fulfill a long held dream of being a small business owner and a contributor to the local business climate. He was also able to follow in the footsteps of his late father Leroy (Roy) Tedrick, who owned and operated Tedrick Pontiac Buick in Wood River, IL during the 1950’s and 60’s. Gary brought to the business a degree in Business Administration and over 25 years experience having worked for such Telecommunications giants as AT&T and Southwestern Bell. By applying their experiences with hard work, caring hearts, and a lot of prayer they have been able to take a struggling operation and develop it in to a strong, quality oriented, employee centered workforce with a reliable and growing customer base. Gary most enjoys being part of an established, respected company which helps train young men and women as they enter the work force.