Elliott Davis announced the winners of its inaugural Impact Awards at a firm-wide meeting Friday at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, where nearly 700 team members convened for the celebration. Alan Doak of the Chattanooga office received the Leadership Award.
The Elliott Davis Impact Awards honor employees who embody the core values of the firm in the course of their everyday work. Nominations in five categories were submitted by peers who identified colleagues who they believed excelled in these areas.
“The Impact Awards enable Elliott Davis to honor the people who inspire us, motivate us, and challenge us each day to get better,” said Rick Davis, CEO. “They live our values every day and have an impact on the entire firm. The Impact Awards are perfectly aligned with our mission, vision, and values.”
Here are this year’s winners:
Client Service: Awarded to the individuals who consistently go beyond expectations in providing exemplary service for clients, whether external or internal, by building relationships, helping clients achieve their goals, and delivering the highest quality work.
Winner (external): Lauren Combs, Senior, Augusta, GA
Winner (internal): Dianne Watkins, Firm Controller, Greenville, SC
Innovation: Awarded to the individual who introduces new ideas or methods and takes steps to create a culture of collaboration and innovation—always pushing to get better and work smarter.
Winner: Tami Corbin, Talent Development Director, Greenville, SC
Leadership: Awarded to the individual who leads by always doing the right thing and supporting others to help them thrive. This goal-oriented leader is a clear communicator, inspires confidence in and fosters trust among colleagues, and advances the common efforts of a team.
Winner: Alan Doak, Senior Manager, Chattanooga, TN
Mentorship: Awarded to the individual who demonstrates a willingness to share skills, knowledge, and expertise. He or she identifies ability within others, believes in potential, and generously invests time, thought, and energy to build on the strengths of those being mentored.
Winner: Joe Poore, Senior Manager, Greenville, SC
Community: Awarded to the individual who gives generously of his or her time, energy, heart, and soul to make the community a better place.
Winner: Tony Caldwell, Senior, Greenville, SC
Employees across the firm submitted more than 500 nominations, demonstrating the firm’s clear commitment to promoting a value-centric culture and to building a team of purpose-driven and fully engaged professionals, said officials.
“We are thrilled to recognize individuals who go above and beyond every day," said Rachael Oswald, Chief HR Officer. "The Impact Awards are a way for us as a firm to celebrate the people who focus on the values of the company. We want to honor employees who provide a positive impact on each other, our clients, and the communities where we live and work."