2010 MNESOP Employee Owner of the Year

Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter of The ESOP Association
2010 Employee Owner of the Year - Kathy Wood, SPS Companies

The Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter presented 
the Employee Owner of the Year award to Kathy Wood
of SPS Companies at the chapter meeting on April 16, 2010.
Kathy is starting her 11th year with SPS Companies.  She was one of the volunteers in 2003 who helped to make our SPS ESOP Communication Committee a reality.  She fulfilled her full six(6) year term of office on the committee, working through all the ups and downs of this new entity - helping to write our ESOP Committee rules and responsibilities, attending the numerous committee meetings at that time, the chapter meetings when she was in the metro area and at least one larger NCEO conference.  While Kathy was immersed in the committee set-up and endeavoring to help the SPS Employee Owners take ownership of their company, she still continued fulfilling her duties as showroom consultant at our Dakota Standard Showroom in Bismarck.  

It is notable that Kathy was then and still is a ‘go to gal’.  Although she is no longer part of the ESOP Committee, if no one else has written an article for the ESOP Newsletter-she does.  If anyone has a question about their ESOP, Kathy will answer it or find an answer.  When the ESOP committee members need help to set up any ESOP event at the branch, Kathy is ready and willing.  

Kathy epitomizes ESOP in her daily attitude and work ethic.  We are a better company, a better ESOP, because of Kathy Wood’s dedication to her customers and fellow Employee Owners.

Thank you for considering Kathleen Wood as the Minnesota/Dakota Chapter’s ESOP Employee Owner of the Year.  

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