Air National Guard Honored in Seventh Annual American Business Awards

Arlington, VA – June 22, 2009 – The Air National Guard Recruiting and Retention Division won a Stevie® Award for Human Resources Team of the Year in The 2009 American Business Awards on June 22, 2009.

The awards were presented during ceremonies at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The ceremonies were hosted by Cheryl Casone of Fox Business Network and broadcast nationwide on radio by the Business TalkRadio Network.

In winning the Stevie, the Air National Guard beat out other finalists including Accenture, Insight Performance, Inc and Legacy Health Systems. In accepting the Stevie on behalf of the firm’s client, Kevin Reinert, Chief Operating Officer of The Brooks Group said,

“The members of the Air National Guard not only protect our nation from foreign threats, they also serve their communities at home. They are a special group of people. In the words of Winston Churchill, they are twice the citizen.”

Stevie Awards were presented in over 40 categories including Best Overall Company of the Year, Executive of the Year, and Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year. More than 2,600 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration.

More than 200 executives across the country participated in the judging process to determine the Finalists and Stevie Award winners.

Reinert, who also serves as the lead sales training consultant for Air National Guard Recruiting and Retention personnel, believes the recognition is well deserved.

“We began working with the Air National Guard in 2007 and helped them reengineer their approach to recruiting and retention. By placing greater emphasis on satisfying the needs and wants of applicants and unit members, the Air National Guard has surpassed its recruiting and retention goals, despite operating in a very challenging recruiting and retention environment. Their spectacular success not only saves taxpayer dollars, it also contributes greatly to combat readiness. The approximately 600 men and women who recruit and retain for the Air Guard deserve tremendous credit.”

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists and Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/aba.

About the Air National Guard

The Air National Guard maintains units in all 50 states plus four U.S. territories. With a congressionally mandated end-strength of approximately 107,000 personnel, the Air National Guard carries out both federal and state missions.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

Supporting sponsors of The 2009 American Business Awards include High Performance Technologies Inc., John Hancock, LifeLock, RCN Corporation, Softpro, and Ultimate Software. Media sponsor is the Business TalkRadio Network. Localization partner of the 2009 Stevie Awards is Lionbridge.

About The Brooks Group

Since 1977, The Brooks Group has helped thousands of organizations in more than 500 industries transform their business practices through practical, down-to-earth skills development in sales, sales management and personal performance growth.

The firm’s mission is to deliver results-producing processes, services and products to sales organizations. The culture of The Brooks Group is one of productivity, performance and accountability. This is the driving force behind what The Brooks Group does every day.

The Brooks Group offers clients proven, best-practice tools, including:

  • an easy-to-implement sales methodology
  • industry-leading reinforcement and accountability systems, and
  • sales management training for performance coaching

– all geared toward producing long-term, sustainable results. The Brooks Group’s unwavering commitment to promoting the success of sales organizations makes their programs one of the best values in the industry

For more information on The Brooks Group’s cutting-edge training solutions, please visit www.TheBrooksGroup.com or contact: contact@thebrooksgroup.com or (866) 633-7762