WASHINGTON, D.C., May 4, 2010 – GEICO honored five government employees as GEICO Public Service Award winners for 2009 for the contributions they have made to their communities at a special recognition ceremony on May 3 at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
This was the 30th year that GEICO is honoring federal employees for the work they do as well as their community involvement in the fields of physical rehabilitation, traffic safety and accident prevention, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and fire safety.
GEICO Chairman Tony Nicely announced the 2009 Public Service Award honorees:
- Lonnie Scott, program manager for installation management command at Fort Campbell's Army traffic safety training program in Kentucky for his efforts in traffic safety and accident prevention.
- Gregory D. Chesser, assistant fire chief at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyo., for his work in fire prevention and safety.
- Kathleen Casper, a mentor for the homeless community in Cincinnati, Ohio, for her contributions to the field of substance abuse prevention and treatment that has helped the homeless and made positive attitude changes for the issues of homelessness and addiction.
- Norman Morrisette, of Troy, Ill., a volunteer pilot for Wings of Hope, an internationally recognized nonprofit organization providing transportation to health-care appointments for those in need, for his efforts in physical rehabilitation.
- Marilyn A. Schaub, volunteer at Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, for her work in the field of physical rehabilitation.
GEICO presented each of the five winners with a $2,500 cash award and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the ceremonies.
"This year's recipients make it their life's work to volunteer in their communities, as well as attend to their many professional responsibilities on the job,” said Nicely. "Their genuine humanitarianism touches many lives and ultimately makes our communities better places in which to live and work. I am delighted to congratulate these five inspirational Public Service Award winners.”
Daryl Glover, GEICO's senior federal liaison for the Public Service Awards program, said, "Since 1980 GEICO has presented outstanding federal employees with these awards. GEICO was founded in 1936 to provide insurance services to federal employees and their families, and it is in this spirit that we recognize these individuals for their exceptional contributions.”
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