Safelite Leaders Earn HR Excellence Awards


COLUMBUS, Ohio – July 18, 2012 – is being recognized for its outstanding HR programs, including its employee wellness program, led by Donna Gibson, director of benefits, and its online professional learning program, led by Natalie Crede, vice president of talent management. Both have earned a 2012 HR Excellence Award from Columbus CEO, the city’s premiere magazine for professionals, judged by a committee of local executives and HR leaders.

Under the category of “Good Works,” Safelite AutoGlass® has found unique ways to inspire wellness and tie it to community involvement and charitable giving. Just one example is, an annual event where participants register for a weight loss contest and a 5K fun walk or an individual or team relay duathlon or triathlon in Las Vegas every April. Participants must raise a minimum donation, which goes to support Afrika Tikkun, a nonprofit supporting the development of orphans in AIDS stricken African communities. Last year, employees raised more than $300,000 in the Safelite® Challenge.

Recognized by a leading international e-learning provider for best-in-class usage, Safelite® also is being awarded in the category of “Cutting Edge.” Most national companies face the same challenge – how to provide career growth and development opportunities to employees and elevate talent across the country. Safelite AutoGlass®, a national company with more than 1,500 leaders and 8,000-plus employees throughout the field organization, aligned iLearn with its overall iLearn is a go-to portal on the company intranet to house all career growth and development information including internal job postings, career path information, tips for building personal development plans, suggestions for stretch assignments, reading materials and supporting tools, along with e-learning courses through the selected provider.

Marketed heavily through internal announcements, messages from the CEO and posters for each location, Safelite® broadly advertises a “competency of the month” for leaders and a link to supporting e-learning courses. As a result, the HR team consistently receives positive feedback from leaders and associates, now with requests for more courses.

“These awards are evidence that our cultural transformation is taking hold,” said Safelite AutoGlass® President and CEO Tom Feeney. “We strive to create a positive and supportive work environment so that our employees are enabled to delight each and every customer. I thank both Columbus CEO for this recognition and the HR team leading these efforts.”

About Safelite AutoGlass®

Safelite AutoGlass®, founded in 1947, is the nation’s leading provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, providing mobile service to more than 95 percent of the U.S. population in all 50 states. The Columbus, Ohio-based company employs nearly 10,000 people across the United States and served 4.4 million customers last year. For more information, visit

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