2018 Service Excellence Awards

Woman receiving Service Excellence Award in Florida

About the Awards

This year, ServiceSource celebrates the 2018 Service Excellence Awards with the theme, Recognizing Excellence and Empowering Growth. The awardees this year, including staff, participants and community and corporate partners uphold the ServiceSource mission. Please join us in congratulating these individuals and companies who are creating inclusive communities.


On October 17, ServiceSource Delaware honored participants who have made great strides in their job development and recognized key community members who help strengthen our mission.

Community Placement Employee of the Year: Jesus Garcia

AbiltyOne Employee of the Year: Jordan Engle

Employer of the Year: Masley Gloves

Community Partner of the Year: Switch Skate & Snow


On November 2, ServiceSource Florida held its Service Excellence Awards at the Marriott Sand Key in Clearwater Beach.

Placement Employees of the Year:

  • Jessica Fernandez
  • Jeffrey Smith
  • Thomas Burnett
  • Kayla Wilhelmi
  • Caitlyn Forman
  • Amilcar Urroz

Community Partners of the Year: Tarpon Springs Aquarium, The Konger Family and AARP Florida and Colleen Krepstekies

Corporate Citizen of the Year: Publix Super Markets

Community Employer of the Year: Peter Szymaniak, BarProducts.com

Special thanks to our host Ann Kelly, from WDUV-FM’s The Dove Radio and ServiceSource Board of Directors Treasurer Frank Burke for his warm remarks.

Woman receiving Service Excellence Award in Florida
Woman receiving Service Excellence Award in Florida

North Carolina

On October 24, ServiceSource North Carolina was honored to recognize over 35 employees with disabilities who work at Fort Bragg, Cherry Point, VA Hospital and throughout our community, as well as our community partners at our annual Service Excellence Awards banquet at the beautiful Cape Fear Botanical Garden. The night was sponsored in part by ProGuard Service and Solutions.

Community Partners of the Year:

  • Dr. Scott & Avery Cameron, Friendship House Fayetteville
  • Wade Duggins, Duggins/Smith Companies
  • Highland Presbyterian Church
  • Andy Privette, Design to Build
  • Jimmy Hall, Jimmy Hall and Son Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical Contractor

ServiceSource Staff Employee of the Year: Narda Rogers, Employment Development Specialist

ServiceSource Community Placement Employee of the Year: Jarrel Hunt, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, McDonald’s

ServiceSource AbilityOne Employee of the Year: Jaleesa Covington, Fort Bragg Food

Group of Awardees with Family and ServiceSource Board Members


On October 18, 2018 ServiceSource Virginia welcomed staff, participants, familes, and caregivers to the Service Excellence Awards banquet held at the J.W. Marriott in Washington, DC.

Staff Employee of the Year Award: Adam Hughson, Site Maintenance Manager, Mark Center

Community Partner of the Year: Bryan Gauthier, Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro

Placement Employee of the Year: Richard “Ricky” Kuron, Laborer, Fort Belvoir North Post Express

Community Inclusion Services Participant of the Year: Ron Lambert, Chantilly Community Integration Center

Thank you to Erika Gonzalez, Anchor and Reporter NBC 4 Weekend Evening News for hosting the event.

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