Gongos Celebrates its 2014 Golden HIPPO Award Recipients

AUBURN HILLS, MI – December 19, 2014 – In its seventh annual Golden HIPPO Awards Ceremony, Gongos honored five employees for their embodiment of the company’s core values. Four additional employees were also recognized through the peer-nomination process.

“This end-of -year celebration gets to the heart of who we are as a company,” says Chris Carmean, Director, Human Resources, and creator of the Golden HIPPO Awards. “Peers recognizing peers for their efforts speaks volumes to our reciprocal culture.”

This year’s 2014 Golden Hippo Award recipients are:

HUMANISTIC ¦ Krista Russo, Research Strategist, Gongos Research
With her selfless encouragement and support for others, Krista understands that the more she helps others, the more they will prosper and grow.

INTELLIGENCE ¦ Troy Burmeister, Data Analyst, O2 Integrated
Troy’s exploratory mindset has encouraged others to never settle for substandard with sophisticated data sets. He understands that the winner’s edge is all in the attitude, not the aptitude.

PASSION ¦ Jessica Doppel, Specialist, Digital Methods, Gongos Research
With her positive energy and winning enthusiasm, Jessica makes every effort not to be an ordinary person working on an ordinary platform. She brings her A-game with her day-in and day-out.

PRIDE ¦ Kate Britt, Senior Research Manager, Gongos Research
Kate takes pride in her work and serves as a role model for others. Her peers appreciate the extra steps she takes to ensure exceptional service.

IMPACT SPECIALIST¦ Crystle Uyeda, Research Strategist, Gongos Research
Consistently presenting  reasons for new clients to work with Gongos, Crystle makes visible impact with new comprehensive approaches to our proposal process.

Other awardees include:

ROOKIE ¦ Meaghan Hafner, Research Strategist, Gongos Research
Meaghan is new to Gongos, but has an intense self-motivation to rise above the status quo of client service

UNSUNG HERO ¦ Brian Tessoff, Desktop Administrator, Information Technology, Gongos, Inc.
Brian is the true (smiling) face of Gongos. He is always behind the scenes helping in effective ways.

THE FASHIONISTA AWARD ¦ Andy Smith, Research Manager, Gongos Research
That hair, that shirt – Andy has a fabulous sense of style and isn’t afraid to share it with anyone.

THE “LITTLE MRS. POSITIVE” AWARD ¦ Lynn Wilk, Accounts Receivable Manager, Gongos, Inc.
Having a bad day? Go see Lynn. Her warm, positive self will do anything she can to brighten up your day.