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05.17.21

Honoring Our People with the 2021 Al Jackman HUG Associate of the Year Award

05.17.21
By RJE Marketing

Trusted, professional, kind, and achieving excellence – these are just a handful of words that describe our employees. This is because every single day RJE strives to treat our customers with the “HUG” philosophy, which is defined as giving the highest level of customer service possible. Every year, we honor team members at each of our market locations with the RJE Al Jackman HUG Associate of the Year Award to celebrate those team members who live our HUG philosophy and exemplify our values of professionalism, trust, integrity, and providing value to our customers.

“The genesis of this award was trying to recognize our associates for more than just numbers, because it’s the behaviors and values of the business that matter more than anything,” said Denny Sponsel, chief executive officer and owner of RJE Business Interiors. “The HUG Associate Award is recognizing those values and behaviors that drive the heart of our business and ultimately provide the best experience for both customers and teammates. Thank you to past and current recipients for living our mission and values so well.”

This year, we want to congratulate the below recipients, named in alphabetical order by location. These team members exemplify what it looks like to go above and beyond for our customers and our RJE team – thank you for all you do!

CINCINNATI

This year’s Cincinnati, Ohio HUG Associate of the Year recipients are Kate Sharp and Brandon Smith! RJE CEO Denny Sponsel and RJE Cincinnati President Kevin McKiernan presented the award, with the whole Cincinnati team cheering them on.

COLUMBUS

Today, we want to congratulate (and virtually hug!) Barb Meyers as the 2020 Columbus, Ohio Al Jackman HUG Associate of the Year recipient! CEO Denny Sponsel and RJE Columbus President Tarra Aufderheide presented them with the award, and the whole Indianapolis team cheered them on!

INDIANAPOLIS

This year’s Indianapolis, Ind. HUG Associate of the Year recipients are Nancy Wright and Alec Harrold! CEO Denny Sponsel and RJE Indianapolis President Shelly Langona presented them with the award, and the whole Indianapolis team cheered them on!

 

KENTUCKY

Every year, we honor team members at each of our market locations with the RJE Al Jackman HUG Associate of the Year Award to celebrate those team members who live our HUG philosophy and exemplify our values of professionalism, trust, integrity, and providing value to our customers.