1stlogoThe Discovery Park of American was host for Workforce Essentials annual Employee Training and Recognition Program this year.

Focusing on the discovery of excellence, Board Chairman Roy Apple and the management team recognized employees that went above and beyond the call of duty to provide outstanding services to our customers.

While it is a difficult task to select just one winner per category, this year’s outstanding employees are listed below:

I continue to offer my congratulations and appreciation to not only the winners but to all of the outstanding employees of Workforce Essentials.  I know that we will DISCOVER many more excellent employees to recognize next year.  Make it your goal!


2015 Award


WorkForce Essentials Ambassador Award

Jhodi Riggins
Chairman’s Award for Leadership Jessica Jones-Young
WorkForce Essentials Instructor of the Year Hugh Nichols
WorkForce Essentials Support Employee of the Year Chuck Weir
WorkForce Essentials Field Staff of the Year Melissa Counts
WorkForce Essentials WorkFirst TN  Employee of the Year Amber Apolinar
WorkForce Essentials Innovator of the Year Helen Balthrop / Susan Herrington
WorkForce Essentials Business Services Award  Dickson County
WorkForce Essentials Impact Award  Charlie Koon
WorkForce Essentials Business Services  Employee of the Year Monica (Renea) Rosson
WorkForce Essentials Career Center of the Year Sumner County
WorkForce Essentials WorkFirst TN Office of the Year Madison County
WorkForce Essentials WorkFirst TN  Exemplary Performance Award Donna Shannon
WorkForce Essentials WorkFirst TN Outstanding Audit Achievement Award Trina Turner
Newcomer of the Year

Jamee Floyd


Marla W. Rye, President