Paragon recently announced the 2011 award winners. Employees were recognized for their outstanding customer service, cost savings initiatives, leadership and community involvement.
2011 President’s Award Winner – Marie Scott
The President’s Award is the highest honor an employee can receive at Paragon. To be eligible for this award, the employee must demonstrate a commitment to excellence by moving Paragon closer to our mission and our culture of success.
Marie Scott, Corporate Controller, was nominated for her outstanding work and leadership in the area of advancing our global billing capabilities. Scott led Paragon’s effort to respond to a client’s need for billing in 22 different currencies and to 89 billing points across the globe. The project was challenging to say the least as Scott had internal staffing challenges to overcome and her regular, full-time duties as comptroller to maintain. In the end, Marie accomplished the stated goals of the project and the client was delighted with the outcome. Through her diligent work, Marie underscored her commitment to advancing Paragon and the global reach of the organization while at the same time emphasizing her dedication and incredible work ethic. For these reasons, Marie Scott has been recognized as the 2011 President’s Award winner. In addition to a monetary bonus, Scott will receive an extra week of much earned vacation.
Congratulations to Marie and to the other deserving nominees including:
- Kevin Sheehan
- Stacey Bass
- Andre Rekers
2011 Paragon Community Service Award Winner – Ryan Hopkins
The Paragon Community Service Award was developed to recognize one employee who is dedicated to the last tenet in Paragon’s Core Values, which is:
Community Involvement – We demonstrate a caring attitude for our employees and the people we serve. We recognize that we are what we give back to our community. We feel a genuine need to help others is important to our success.
Ryan Hopkins, Underwriter for GenEquity Mortgage, was nominated for his tireless work with the victims of last year’s devastating tornado in Joplin, MS. Hopkins traveled to the storm ravaged area to distribute supplies and assist in the clean-up efforts. In addition, he led a Vacation Bible School in Honduras for three schools and an orphanage, while helping with the construction of another orphanage. Hopkins also serves meals at Solomon’s Porch, a ministry that helps feed and clothe the poor in inner city Dallas. For his outstanding dedication to helping those in need, Ryan Hopkins has been recognized as the 2011 Community Service award winner.
Congratulations to Ryan and the other deserving nominees including:
- Teresa Mahlberg
- Rick Calanni
2011 Paragon Service Award Winners
Many congratulations and thanks go to all our Consultants who earned the 2011 Service Award for having a 95% Satisfied average on all their surveys:
- Steve Ford (at 100%)
- Barbara Moskal
- Jessica Stroede
- Otis Lau
- Bonnie Chung
- Lisa Schmitt
- Leann Tantillo
Moving forward, Paragon has decided to award our Consultants twice a year for their service ratings to offer even more incentive to provide an extraordinary customer experience, one family at a time.