KRA Monthly Spotlight!

Our December Spotlight! is shining brightly and aptly—as another spectacular year comes to an end—on KRA Employee Achievements!  In Connecticut, Maryland, and California, on December 8, 9, and 12, respectively, hundreds of employees, family members, and friends gathered to celebrate those employees whose performance most exemplified KRA’s Core Values…Knowledge, Responsibility, and Achievement…in 2016.

During three Evenings of Excellence, more than 185 employees were honored for having distinguished themselves in three arenas pivotal to KRA’s expansion, growth, and success throughout its 35th year of operation.

In California, L-R: Suka; Maylynne Rayos, LE Gradute; Felicia Flournoy, LE Advisor; Pamela Carnes, LE Leader; and Mary Jo Asuncion, LE Graduate.

In California, L-R: Suka; Maylynne Rayos, LE Gradute; Felicia Flournoy, LE Advisor; Pamela Carnes, LE Leader; and Mary Jo Asuncion, LE Graduate.

Leadership Edge (LE) is KRA’s proprietary staff development and training program for expanding employees’ knowledge, skills, and abilities, embracing corporate goals for KRA, and enhancing program performance through excellence-in-service for clients and customers.  Nineteen graduates received Certificates of Achievement, two Instructors were presented with Leader Awards, and four Directors received special recognition as  Advisors.

In Maryland, 1-Year Service Recipients L-R: John Hattery, Terrylee Price, Jermietra Carroll, Melody Daniel, Shunbrika Johnson, Cumbo-Montague, Tzadda Carpenter, and Michaela Smalls.

In Maryland, 1-Year Service Awardees L-R: John Hattery, Terrylee Price, Jermietra Carroll, Melody Daniel, Shunbrika Johnson, Cumbo-Montague, Tzadda Carpenter, and Michaela Smalls.

Years of Service Awards were distributed to 140+ employees celebrating between 1 and 20 years’ dedicated service to KRA, its clients, business- and career-seeker customers, and the exceptional communities we serve coast-to-coast.

 

Nominated by peers, and selected by a collaborative panel of corporate- and program-operations’ staff, Employee Recognition Awards acknowledged individuals and teams whose performance was “above-and-beyond” in consistently advancing our Vision to engage businesses, develop workers, and nurture stronger communities, and our Mission to provide businesses with a trained and reliable workforce by preparing jobseekers for today’s competitive workplace and tomorrow’s global economy.

The following categories of excellence resulted in 15 multiple award-winners: Achievement (2); KRA Spirit (6); Leadership and Team Work (3); and You Make a Difference (4).

In Connecticut L-R: Knowlton R. Atterbeary, President & CEO; Fienman; Artie Owens, Leadership and Team Work; Mark Allen, You Make a Difference; Carruthers; Patrick Boxall, VP & COO.

In Connecticut, L-R: Knowlton R. Atterbeary, President & CEO; Fienman; Artie Owens, Leadership and Team Work; Mark Allen, You Make a Difference; Carruthers; and Boxall, VP & COO.

Awards with singular winners were: President’s AwardPatrick Boxall; Rookie of the YearRebecca Carruthers; Project SuccessKaren Cirincione; Special Appreciation – Crystal Cumbo-Montague; Community ServiceMyrna Fienman; Employee of the Year/MVPMaxine Suka; and Support Person of the YearTim Wright.

KRA recognizes all our employees as “the best of the best” in our industry, and sincerely appreciates their commitment to our innovative, exceptional, and trusted service-delivery system.  And, we thank Wenda Harbour, Chief, Corporate Administration, for planning, organizing, and implementing three truly memorable 2016 Evening of Excellence programs.

 

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