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2017 North American Employee Engagement Award Winners Announced

Chili’s Grill & Bar, Cisco and Caesars Entertainment were among the winners of this year’s North American Employee Engagement Awards, presented in association with CultureNext by Maritz Motivation Solutions. Companies in 16 categories received their awards at a ceremony that followed the recent North American Employee Engagement Conference in Chicago. The Conference featured speakers from Atos, Temkin Group and The Harvard Business School, among others, providing practical advice for employee engagement professionals. Here is a sampling of some of the 2017 winners and their categories: 
Company of the Year powered by CultureNext
  • Winner - Chili’s Grill & Bar
  • Highly Commended - Medical Solutions LLC
Employee Engagement Professional of the Year
  • Winner – Sharyn Nerenberg – BroadSoft
  • Highly Commended – Carmen Collins – Cisco
Reward and Recognition Award 
  • Winner – Caesars Entertainment
  • Highly Commended – Brighton Health Plan Solutions
Unsung Hero Award powered by The EEA
  • Winner – Cheryl Wright – Colorado Department of Transportation 
  • Highly Commended – Kevin Hoag – Magna Engineered Glass
Employee Engagement Project of the Year (Private sector – Enterprise)
  • Winner – Cisco
  • Highly Commended – Caesars Entertainment
“Maritz is again honored to be part of such an amazing celebration of companies that are focused on their employees and understand their engagement is truly tied to better business results,” says Kimberly Abel-Lanier, Vice President and General Manager, CultureNext. “We applaud all of this year’s winners, highly commended entries and finalists.”
The full list of winners can be found at
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