StoneRiver announced the recipients of the Excel Awards Tuesday, September 22, during their annual client conference, being held this week at Lowe’s Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Nine clients were honored for their accomplishments with awards in five categories.
It is the second year for the program which recognizes StoneRiver clients for their unique innovation and leadership. Last year, eight clients were presented Excel awards at the program’s debut. Those clients were once again recognized by the nearly 400 conference attendees during the Tuesday evening dinner event.
The first award was for Excellence in the Use of Alliance products, which was presented to LUBA Workers’ Comp for effectively integrating a StoneRiver alliance product to improve business processes and efficiencies. To achieve this goal, StoneRiver teamed with Agency Port to build an integrated quoting solution for LUBA’s agent community.
The Excel Award for Excellence in Project Management honors organizations for implementing best practices to achieve project milestones in a progressive manner while implementing and maintaining StoneRiver applications. Clients recognized with this award are Shelter Mutual Insurance Company and Utica National Insurance Group.
In the next category, Excellence in Technical Innovation, two awards were presented to companies that are highly rated in progressive use of technology through implementation and integration of StoneRiver products. The winners named in this category are Alfa Life Insurance Company and State Compensation Fund (SCF) of Arizona.
The Excellence in Value Achievement was added new this year to recognize recipients for their innovative methods of maximizing the value of StoneRiver solutions to achieve corporate goals and improve business results. In this category, CompServices Inc. and Church Pension Group were recognized for their resourceful use of solutions and positive return on investment in supporting their business objectives.
The final category, nominated by StoneRiver employees and very appropriately awarded during this client conference, is for Excellence in Customer Community Leadership. There were three individuals recognized for overall superior leadership within the customer communities for their respective StoneRiver products. Clients receiving this honor are Heidi Vowell and Paul Johnson from National Guardian Life Insurance Company and Linda Crew, from Citizens Property Insurance.
Each winner received an engraved crystal Excel Award, presented by Gary Sherne, the president of the Insurance Division of StoneRiver. This event ended the first full day of sessions at the conference which offers over 100 unique sessions for this year’s attendees. The conference will conclude on Thursday.