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Helios Apollo Award Winners Announced!

Posted on May 27, 2015

Celebrating Innovative Talent Development in Greater Washington

MAY 27, 2015 – RESTON, VA – Helios HR, a human capital management consulting and talent acquisition firm, today announced six winners of the 2015 Helios Apollo Awards, which recognize organizations and their leaders for investing in their people through extraordinary talent development programs, at a breakfast ceremony at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, VA.

The 2015 Helios Apollo Award winners are:

  • Ena (1-50 employees): iDiscovery Solutions
  • Thio (51-200 Employees): Herren Associates
  • Tria (201-600 Employees): Sapient Government Services
  • Tessera (600+ Employees): Billy Casper Golf
  • Opa! (Special Program Recognition): Sunrise Senior Living
  • Hercules (Nonprofits): Northern Virginia Family Services

Finalists were judged by an independent panel of former Apollo Award winners, senior HR executives and industry leaders amongst organizations of similar size including: Sue Evans, President and CEO of Evans Incorporated; Michael Frohm, COO of Goodwill of Greater Washington; Shirl Jenkins,CHRO and EVP of IntelliDyne; Sana Rasul, President of HR Girlfriends; Michael Waddell, Managing Partner of INTEGRITYOne Partners; Mary Beth Wilkerson, Director Talent and Organizational Capability of Neustar; and Jaime Nespor Zawmon, Regional President of SmartCEO Magazine.

“I left the awards ceremony this morning feeling energized and inspired by these leaders who are intentional about the employee experience that they create. Please join me in congratulating this year’s award winners,” said Kathy Albarado, CEO of Helios HR and Founder of the Apollo Awards.

In its ninth year, the Apollo Awards has evolved into a community of like-minded leaders who are intentional about investing in their team members and community. In a room filled with approximately 500 executives, the spirit brought by the honorees was one of collaboration over competition.

To further the inspiration, Helios hosts follow-on Apollo round tables and workshops throughout the year to share innovative program practices by the award winners. For more information about the program and future event registrations, please visit

The Apollo Awards were sponsored by Washington SmartCEO, Berenzweig Leonard LLP, The Meltzer Group, Reston Limousine, Experience Works, Access National Bank, Bognet Construction, LEAF College Savings, Unanet, Undercover Printer and Pure Lillies. Apollo Award industry partners include ATD DC, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, HR Alliance and HR Girlfriends.

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About Helios HR

Helios provides human capital management consulting, outsourcing, recruiting and employee benefit solutions to attract, retain, develop and engage an organization’s “core” – its people. For more information, visit

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