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IT specialist Kady is recognized with monthly award

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Persona's August “Caught Living the Values” winner was Persona Main IT employee Kady Burns.

Kady was nominated by Human Resources Manager Amber Dahl. In her nomination, Dahl said Burns has been indispensable during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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“Kady has been a true team player with moving PCs and equipment personally through the ever-changing Covid situation,” Dahl wrote in her nomination. “Kady wears her PPE to stay safe and does her work optimistically. Thank you, Kady, for your help with all things in the midst of the pandemic!”

Burns was nominated in the categories “Our People Come First”  and “Working Safely.” As the monthly winner, she a cash prize of $20 and an article of Persona wear. Dahl wins $5 for her winning nomination.

Each month a second employee is randomly selected from among the nominees and wins $5, as does the nominator. For September that employee was Diane Griepp, also nominated by Amber Dahl.  Dahl donated her winnings to Relay for Life.

There were 11 nominations submitted for August. Others were: Steph Damm; Rosann Timm; the trio of Brian Blum, Paul Haugen and David Feltch; Kari Marlow; Jordan Ruesink; Michelle Himmerich; Tammy Kindvall; and Nikki Havange and Eric Milbrandt.

At Persona, our Vision, Mission and Values statements are more than just words on paper. We strive to live up to those statements in everything we do.

Each month, Persona recognizes an employee who exemplifies the core business principles that company founder Dennis Holien assembled more than 40 years ago. Employees nominate co-workers who are “Caught Living the Values” and a committee pores over those nominations to select a winner.

The five business values at Persona are:

· Wow the customer (unequaled service)

· People are our most important asset (people first)

· Do the right thing (principles)

· Be the best, not necessarily the biggest (mastery)

· Pursue continual improvement (excellence & innovation)