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The Story of Dee Dee Jimenez Written by Freya Pruitt What do you think of when you look at this beautiful woman? Surely her beauty would demand a yacht in San Trope. Her eyes would demand being lathered in Dom Perignone while delicately nibbling on the finest caviar. Her lips would demand the greatest praises coming from her adoring fans. Her heart would demand all of heaven opening up its loving arms and welcoming this glorious creature. Beauty demands adoration and service. But in Dee Dee’s case all of the above is what she desires to give other people! Welcome to the world of the personification of the term Superwoman. Welcome to the world of Ms. Dee Dee Jimenez who works for Thomas Enterprises as the Operations Manager of approximately 2 million square feet of the greatest city within a city: The Rim Shopping Center in San Antonio, Texas. When you enter The Rim you will be in awe of its size, and, at the same time, its sense of intimacy. That intimacy can be attributed to its queen: Dee Dee. She is a true people person. Her intent is to do the very best job for everyone, absolutely everyone! No matter how big or small a job, she will fiercely face it with dignity and determination. She approaches the looming corporate world with a warm and loving heart. The Rim is truly a city within a city. The size of this “city” could be daunting, but doesn’t a “city” consist of its own people? Major corporations are made up of people. Restaurants and hotels are run by people, and the local operations of the day-to-day duties at The Rim are run by Dee Dee. As Operations Manager, Dee Dee’s daily activities include dealing with corporate, working closely with merchants and business owners, keeping her finger on the retailer’s pulse to know how their retailers are performing, as well as managing day to day operations for security, maintenance, contractors (progress on construction), and showing space for prospective clients. When you enter her office you may find her on the phone with “corporate” assisting with negotiating a major contract. You may find her dealing with a retailer about a roof leak, overseeing a build out, dealing with The City of San Antonio,

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welcoming a new merchant as they sign their lease, or simply trying to make everyone happy—all at the same time! Simply put, if it’s raining Dee Dee will find the umbrellas! If the sun is shining she will get the suntan lotion. Her job involves wearing many hats, but she seems to handle it all with style and grace. Retail is definitely a business that requires that you to look the part, have style and presence, but at the same time someone who can get the job done! There are so many facets in managing the operations for such a large development, but somehow this young lady seems to handle it with such style and grace, and makes it seem effortless. But how does one person do all of this? Where does she get the

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