The annual Northern Virginia Chamber (NOVA Chamber) Outstanding Corporate Citizens Awards recognizes business people who are making strides in the community. According to the NOVA Chamber website, these accomplishments are "for above-and-beyond business leadership, employee engagement, and corporate social responsibility (CSR)."
“This year’s honorees have devoted their careers to impacting our region in a significant way,” said Jim Corcoran, Northern Virginia Chamber President & CEO. “We are humbled to honor their contributions and leadership.”
President Lovey Hammel is an honoree for the Lifetime Achievement Award, which is awarded to former Chamber Chairs for their notable contribution to the area's business community and development.
She was the NOVA Chamber Chair from 2012 through 2013 and has had numerous other leadership roles throughout her career. President Hammel and her company remains strongly involved with the NOVA Chamber and neighboring Chambers. The Corporate Social Responsibilities close to her heart include veteran hiring, education and Autism awareness.
Congrats to the other honorees for 2017:
- Lifetime Achievement Award: President & CEO of Steve Gladis Leadership Partners Steve Gladis.
- NOVAForward Award: President & CEO of Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Eileen Ellsworth
- NOVAForward Legacy Award: Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell and Virginia Senate Minority Leader Richard L. Saslaw
The honorees will be celebrated at a luncheon on June 14 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. The Employment Enterprises, Inc. team looks forward to formally congratulating President Hammel!