ATLANTA, February 16, 2009 - LEVEL5 a consulting and facilities development firm specializing in financial institutions, announced today that its President and CEO, Brad Eller, is the recipient of a Patriot Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a staff organization within the U.S. Department of Defense. Patriot Awards are presented to individuals and corporations that demonstrate outstanding support for employee participation in the National Guard and Reserve Forces. Employers qualify for recognition when they practice leadership and personnel policies that support employee participation in the Guard and Reserve.
During a ceremony this week with employees, Eller accepted the award on behalf of the Company and thanked Robert Dawson, a LEVEL5 employee, for the nomination, which can only be submitted by members of the National Guard and Reserve forces. Dawson is a Staff Sergeant and Civil Engineering Journeyman with the 165th Civil Engineering Squadron, Georgia Air National Guard. "I am sincerely proud of LEVEL5 employees who give back to our community and country through selfless service, compassion and patriotism," said Eller. "We are humbled by this recognition and support all of the men and women serving our country." In addition to the Patriot Award, LEVEL5 received a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve, an additional accolade received as a result of the submittal from Dawson.
"The U.S. Department of Defense recognizes LEVEL5 as an outstanding organization that strongly supports employee participation in the National Guard and Reserve force," said Amesheia Buckner, Program Executive, ESGR.
About Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) established in 1972 is a Department of Defense agency that seeks to promote a culture in which all American employers support and value the military service of their employees. Information on ESGR can be found www.esgr.net.
Headquartered in Atlanta, LEVEL5 is a consulting and facilities development firm that works exclusively with financial institutions across the United States. The company assists institutions develop and implement growth strategies through unique services that include strategic consulting, real estate, integrated design, construction management and branding. The company ranked 51st on the 2008 Inc. 500 and 2nd in both the Top 100 Construction Companies and Top 100 Businesses in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Ga. Lists. Atlanta Business Chronicle also selected LEVEL5 as a winner of its 13th Annual Pacesetters Award and ranked it as the 28th fastest-growing private company in Atlanta. For more information about LEVEL5, call 404.761.0008 or visit http://www.LEVEL5.com.