• Vantage West Credit Union: Financial Advisor Christian Martinez was named MEMBERS Insurance & Investments Financial Advisor of the Month by CUNA Mutual Group. The recognition is awarded to individuals who demonstrate sales success with MEMBERS products from CMFG Life Insurance Company and MEMBERS Life Insurance Company. Advisors are selected for their impact on customers and ability to inspire and motivate others, as well as their passion for meeting the investment and insurance needs of their clients.
  • City of Tucson: The procurement department has received the distinguished Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award for the 22nd year in a row, one of only six agencies nationwide to do so. The AEP Award is from the National Procurement Institute, in partnership with eleven other professional sponsor organizations. It measures innovation, e-procurement, productivity, and leadership attributes in public procurement. The award is dedicated to establishing and maintaining the highest standards of professionalism, education, certification, development, leadership, and ethics. Procurement Director Marcheta Gillespie was also nominated by peers within the national procurement community to receive the Distinguished Service Award, issued by NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement.
  • Bayada Home Health Care: Bayada has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2018. The honor relies solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies via Glassdoor. Bayada provides roughly 930 Tucson residents with home health care by more than 450 local employees from eight offices in the region.
  • Raytheon Missile Systems: The Southwest Alliance for Excellence has named Amanda Goodson of Raytheon one of three finalists for the 2018 Leadership Award. The SWAE Leadership Award recognizes an individual who exemplifies outstanding leadership and has furthered performance improvement beyond the boundaries of their organization. Goodson serves as the senior manager for project and program leadership development for Raytheon Missile Systems. The recipient of the 2018 SWAE Leadership Award will be announced in February.

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