Published: February 5, 2021
On Friday, Jan. 29, 2020, Propark Mobility held a virtual ceremony to honor 10 frontline employees with the Above and Beyond Foundation’s Helping Hospitality Award.
Founded by Mary Jo Blythe in 2017, the Above and Beyond Foundation strives to recognize remarkable employees in the hospitality industry and reward them for their dedication to service. In prior years, the Award has been given on a quarterly basis; however, due to the impact of COVID-19, the Foundation is using their resources to support more hospitality employees.
“Our goal is to recognize and reward the most outstanding individuals in our industry and you, my friends, are just that,” Blythe told the winners. “Your management has nominated you for this wonderful award and we are absolutely thrilled to honor you.”
Propark’s Chief Operating Officer John Reimers, who serves on the board of the Above and Beyond Foundation, offered his congratulations as well: “I cannot be prouder of the 10 associates we’re recognizing today. Thank you for making us great each and every day in this pandemic as we all try to fight through.”
Throughout the ceremony, managers from across the country proudly introduced the winners, whom they nominated for this award. In remarks filled with resounding gratitude, these managers congratulated the following winners:
Juan Becerra, Facilities Maintenance Engineer | Hartford, Conn.
Christian Siriwayo, Command Center Analyst | Hartford, Conn.
Betzaida Ortiz, Bookkeeper | Boston, Mass.
Tommy Chen, Supervisor | Oakland, Calif.
Art Mercado, Shuttle Driver | New Haven, Conn.
Jamie Guimbellot, Supervisor | Sacramento, Calif.
Tanicha Grenald Allen, Parking Attendant | New Hyde Park, N.Y.
Paul Vella, Parking Attendant | Mineola, N.Y.
Isabel Garcia-Flores, Parking Attendant | Pasadena, Calif.
Yidnekachew Haddis, Maintenance Ambassador | Houston, Texas
To conclude the ceremony, Propark CEO John Schmid congratulated the winners, saying,
“You truly embody the very spirit of Propark and what we want to do, which is provide the perfect parking moment. We really appreciate that you do what you do every day, without thinking about getting recognized or rewarded. Really, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.”
Experience this memorable day by watching the video below.