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SBJ announces 2013 Choice Employers honorees
Monday, September 23, 2013 10:03 AM
Meet the Judges
The corporate Choice Employers awards are determined by survey scores, which were verified by the Missouri State University Small Business and Technology Development Center. The individual honorees were selected by an independent panel of judges. They are:
Rosemary Lewis, community liaison with CoxHealth;
Tammy Kelley, assistant vice president of internal audits at Old Missouri Bank;
Dawn Mixon, administrative assistant with Jack Henry & Associates;
Tiffani Claussen, chief financial officer for United Poly Systems LLC; and
Rob Clements, owner of Northern Summit LLC.
A group of 12 companies will be recognized as the 2013 Choice Employers, based on survey results verified by the Missouri State University Small Business and Technology Development Center. The eighth annual Springfield Business Journal Choice Employers awards will honor companies based on their responses to questions about workplace benefits in the areas of incentives, family-friendliness, people development and corporate culture.
For the second year, the awards include three individual categories, for which a total of nine area professionals were chosen by an independent panel of judges.
All 21 honorees will be celebrated at a reception and awards ceremony in November, and company rankings in four size categories will be announced. The company award finalists, in alphabetical order, are:
H Design Group LLC, Paragon Architecture Inc.
Springfield Nephrology Associates Inc.
in the 5-to-24 employees category;
GeoEngineers Inc., Ollis & Co.
in the 25-to-100 employees category;
College of the Ozarks, Commerce Bank
in the 101-to-300 employees category; and
CoxHealth, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Mercy Hospital Springfield
, in the 301-plus employees category.
By category, honorees for the individual awards, which are not ranked, are:
Community Involvement Champion –
of Nixa Public Schools,
of Ozark Public Schools and
of Advantage Therapy LLC;
Human Resources Professional –
of Springfield Public Schools,
of CoxHealth and
of Nixa Public Schools; and
Employee of the Year –
of Nowata Printing Co. and
of Environmental Works Inc.
The 2013 Choice Employers event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Hilton Garden Inn, 4155 S. Nature Center Way. Tickets, which are $25 apiece, are available at
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