UKG Insiders is our customer fan club. One of our favorite ways to recognize Insiders for all they do throughout the year is our annual awards breakfast at KronosWorks. Well, things were different this year; following our exciting merger with Ultimate Software, KronosWorks became UKG Works. We also went virtual this year, meaning there was no awards breakfast.

But our love for our Insiders has only grown. This year, we are pleased to recognize 22 Insiders for going above and beyond by sharing their perspectives, connecting with experts and peers, and amplifying their stories. It’s your voices that other customers want to hear — so THANK you! 

UKG Insiders

Insider of the Year

The Insider of the Year stands out from the pack in the depth and breadth of their engagement with UKG and our customers, current and future. Congratulations to Chad Leavell, Community Systems, Inc.

Esteemed Advisors

Esteemed Advisors help shape the UKG experience by participating in feedback sessions, interviews, and more. Congratulations to John Leopold, Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia, and Jamie Crouch, Wyoming Medical Center.

Knowledge Knockouts

Centers of excellence in their own right, our Knowledge Knockouts share their expertise far and wide in UKG Kronos Community as well as one-on-one with future customers on reference calls. Congratulations to Kevin Black, KYOCERA SGS Precision Tools, Inc., and Zahara Dakroub, Hamadeh Educational Services, Inc.

Rising Stars

In their first year as Insiders, our Rising Stars jumped in with both feet, telling their story in a variety of ways — reference calls, engaging with industry analysts, participating in feedback sessions, and more. Congratulations to Brian Goff, Sun Prairie Police Department, and Fred Damavandi, Rolling Hills Country Club.

Reference Royalty

Reference Royalty shared their expert perspectives one-on-one with future customers hundreds of times during the past year via reference calls and site visits. We are so grateful for every conversation they took part in. Congratulations to our royal court!

  • Barb Belcher, YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties
  • Barb Swan, Fred Beans Family of Dealerships
  • Braxton Tullos, The City of Oxford
  • Coty Bruender, Mankato Clinic
  • Dawn Tishkoff, ALE Solutions
  • Deb Tallo, Gateway Region YMCA
  • Doug Himmelein, Holland Home
  • Galahad Jason Dong, Simpson Strong-Tie Co., Inc. 
  • Judy Calvert, El Dorado Irrigation District
  • Melissa Crowe, City of Fishers
  • Michael Drueen, Bridgewater Retirement Community
  • Michael Quigley, Arlington County Police
  • Sara Tilkens, YMCA of the Fox Cities
  • Tom Schurman, Servicon Systems, Inc.
  • Vicki Chvatal, Airlite Plastics Co.

Congratulations to each and every one of our Insiders who went above and beyond this past year. Thank you for your partnership and collaboration. We look forward to a time when we can celebrate with you again in person.

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Published: Friday, November 20, 2020