IMPACT, a global executive-sponsored employee network created to foster personal and professional development of KBR employees with less than seven years of experience in the EPC industry, with more than 1,400 participants in 13 chapters worldwide, was named recipient of the inaugural Award for Excellence in a ceremony at the 2011 VIP Banquet opening the 14th annual Rice Global E&C Forum.
In selecting IMPACT, RGF judges credited the group for making significant contributions during a decade of existence to developing engineers and professionals within KBR and the community by encouraging community service, promoting social interaction both within KBR and externally, and enhancing company culture.
Michael Coffey, senior vice-president of project operations at Foster Wheeler and president of the RGF board of directors, presented the award to Leonard Schaider, the advisor IMPACT’s Houston chapter, who stood-in for IMPACT executive sponsor David Zimmerman, group president of KBR Services, at the presentation ceremony.
“KBR’s IMPACT program has enhanced the professional skills and opportunities for advancement of hundreds of E&C professionals through career development counseling and mentoring relationships, and has implemented employee networking strategies that have enhanced KBR’s company culture,” Coffey said. “In addition to improving teamwork and project management skills, IMPACT encourages participants to develop leadership skills and to seek out and take on roles and responsibilities that benefit the communities in which they live and work.”
“As a member of the board of advisors for KBR’s IMPACT Group, I am proud to accept the inaugural Rice Global E&C Forum Award for Excellence on behalf of the more the 1,400 IMPACT members worldwide,” Leonard said. “For the past 10 years, IMPACT has provided our young professionals opportunities for leadership development, mentoring, community service, and participation in company initiatives. KBR is humbled to be recognized and commended by a group of our E&C peers and competitors.”
For more information about IMPACT, please contact: Kim Katzmarek, KBR director of human resources at 713-753-5360 or by email at Kim.Katzmarek@kbr.com.