Helios Apollo Awards
Congratulations to the 2013 Helios Apollo Award Winners!
Ena: (1-50 Employees)
Cassaday & Company
Thio: (51-100 Employees)
Tria: (101-200 Employees)
Federal Management Partners
Tessera: (201-700 Employees)
Pente: (701+ Employees)
Hercules: (Nonprofits Doing More With Less)
Opa (Unique program):
Harmonia (Community Impact):
Zeus (Overall Achievement):
This year’s nominees were reviewed by an independent selection committee who look for organizational practices that support innovation, collaboration, and agility through employee learning and development. Our selection committee consisted of:
- Jenn Crenshaw, Chief Human Resource Officer at New Signature
- Joe DeNoyior, Managing Partner at Washington Financial Group
- Angela Galyean, former Vice President Human Resources at GeoEye
- Kathleen Ferris, former Senior Vice President, Human Resources at L3-STRATIS
- Jaime Nespor, Group Publisher at SmartCEO
The Helios Apollo Awards recognizes employers who are focused on the future by using employee learning and development as strategies to drive business impact and engagement. Participating organizations recognize these programs are not only necessary in providing them a competitive advantage, but that they contribute to employee retention by developing strong managers and providing meaningful projects, credibility through enhanced certifications, and succession planning through promotional opportunities. Their efforts not only benefit the end client, but the individual and the community as well. Since the establishment of the program in 2005, we have honored over 150 outstanding organizations in the Washington, DC metropolitan community. Recipients of the Apollo Awards have come from both commercial and non-profit sectors whose company size range from less than 10 to more than 25,000 employees.
The Helios Apollo Awards is hosted in partnership with Washington SmartCEO. Our Event Guide, produced by SmartCEO, is distributed at the awards ceremony and will also appear in the July 2013 issue of Washington SmartCEO magazine. The data collected in the 2013 nomination applications have been used to produce Helios’ white paper, Growing and Developing Your Employees: Lessons from Recognized Leaders, which identifies local and national employee engagement and development trends and the impact that they make on individuals, organizations and the community.