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Finalists Announced for the 7th Annual Helios Apollo Awards


Recognizing Washington Employers Who Grow, Develop and Engage Their Employees

March 12, 2013 – Reston, Va. – The Helios Apollo Awards recognize employers in the who are focused on the future by using employee learning and development as strategies to drive business impact and engagement. The Awards are presented in multiple categories based on organization size. The finalists for 2013 are:

Ena: (1-50 Employees)
Cassaday & Company
eTera Consulting
Horizon Consulting
Wendroff & Associates

Thio: (51-100 Employees)
Herren Associates
Human Solutions

Tria: (101-200 Employees)
Contact Solutions
Excella Consulting
Federal Management Partners
iCore Networks
NIH Federal Credit Union
Triumph Enterprises

Tessera: (201-700 Employees)
Fulcrum IT Services
IQ Solutions
Kearney & Company
Pariveda Solutions
Walker & Dunlop

Pente: (701+ Employees)
Dimension Data
Salient Federal Solutions
Washington Gas

Hercules: (Nonprofits Doing More With Less)
Ashby Ponds
Northern Virginia Family Service
Reston Interfaith
The Women’s Center
Washington Humane Society

Independent judges review organizational capabilities that support innovation, collaboration, and agility through employee development practices. This year’s selection committee consisted of Jenn Crenshaw, CHRO at New Signature, Joe DeNoyior, Managing Partner at Washington Financial Group, Kathleen Ferris, former VP HR at L3 Stratis, Angela Galyean, former VP HR at GeoEye, and Jaime Nespor, Group Publisher at SmartCEO.

“I am enthused and encouraged by the commitment to employee development, engagement and community that our 2013 finalists demonstrate. Our finalists are leading with a culture of intention which creates remarkable experiences for their employees and clients,” said Kathy Albarado, CEO of Helios HR.

Winners will be announced at the Apollo Awards breakfast ceremony on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the McLean Hilton in McLean, Va. To register to attend the Apollo Awards or to learn more about the Awards and our past honorees, please visit


About Helios HR
Helios supports enlightened leaders that place value on attracting, engaging, and retaining their workforce. Helios’ core line of services include human capital consulting, HR management outsourcing and recruiting for both private and public sectors, giving us the ability to leverage best practices from both.