Gongos Celebrates its 2013 Golden HIPPO Award Recipients

AUBURN HILLS, MI – December 16, 2013 – In its sixth annual Golden HIPPO Awards Ceremony, Gongos honored five employees for their pursuit of core values that are foundational to the company. Four additional employees were also recognized through the employee nomination process.

“We truly ‘walk the walk’ of our core values as a company,” says Chris Carmean, Director, Human Resources, and creator of the Golden HIPPO Awards, “and this year-end celebration is one way to grant employees the opportunity to honor each other for making a difference for all of us.”

The recipients of this year’s golden hippo statuettes are:

HUMANISTIC ¦ Alfred Ishak, Director, Onboarding
With a keen awareness that true success is the result of selfless collaboration, Alfred understands that the more he helps others, the more they will prosper and grow.

INTELLIGENCE  ¦  Megan Milczarski, Marketing Scientist
Through effective ‘outside of the box’ thinking, Megan encourages others to never settle for substandard.  She gets that the winner’s edge is all in the attitude, not the aptitude.

PASSION  ¦  Chelsey Heitmann, Senior Research Manager
Chelsey brings her A-game with energy and enthusiasm and would never strive to be an ordinary person in an ordinary company. Her passion is contagious and we kinda like that.

PRIDE  ¦  Miranda Kaltenborn, Research Manager
By taking ownership of everything she touches, Miranda is trusted to deliver clients and colleagues nothing short of perfection.  Needless to say, she creates raving fans.

IMPACT ¦  Susan Scarlet, Senior Director, Strategic Branding
Not surprisingly, Susan carries out the Gongos brand promise to a “T”. Her body of work translates into visible impact for our clients, employees and the industry at large.

Other awardees include:

ROOKIE ¦ Lisa McFarland, Account Strategist New to Gongos, but profound in her results.
UNSUNG HERO ¦ Eric Nettie, Systems Administrator Gongos would falter without this quiet rock star.
FINDING A NICHE & THRIVING ¦ Beth Pidcock, Specialist, Information Design Beth is a prime example of doing what you love and people loving you for it.  
THE BRAVE EXPLORER ¦ Laura Griebel, Research Manager
Pioneering an on-site research role at Mars Petcare in Nashville.