Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation honors staff members
Staff members from the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation were honored and recognized at a June 5 event.
Many awards were given at the event. Some were service awards that recognized employees who have been with the foundation for a certain number of years and other recognized specific contributions and achievements.
Three staff members earned meritorious service awards, 61 received service milestone recognition and 128 were recognized for their commitment to the foundation's volunteer program.
Joan A. Keikens of Norfolk, the senior sales and promotions manager, was named the Employee of the Year for 2011. Margaret M. Montgomery of Williamsburg was given the Gold Customer Service Award. Carol A. Wiers of Williamsburg earned the Silver Customer Service Award.
Deborah L. Padgett of Newport News, media relations manager, was recognized for 30 years of service. Robert H. Lanier of Gloucester, interpretive site manager, and Stephen G. Martin of Williamsburg, museum historical interpreter, were each recognized for their 25 years of service. James H. Walker of Williamsburg, a housekeeper, was honored for his 20 years of service.
Awards for 15 years of service were given to Major Gifts Program Manager Dana M. Dowling, Assistant Education Officer Karen Y. Norako and Capital Projects Administrator Michael S. Shuflat, all of Williamsburg.
Ten-year service awards went to Electronic Exhibits Technician Johannes J. Heuvel, Gift Shop Manager Charlene A. Houck, Museum Historical Lead Interpreter Stephen D. Phillips and Maintenance Technician Anthony L. Steele, all of Williamsburg; Safety and Security Manager Raymond T. Hoyle III of Toano; Museum Historical Interpreter Lynn E. Williams of Yorktown; Museum Historical Interpreter Howard D. Sherman of Gloucester; Housekeeper Senior Joyce A. Davis and Administrative Assistant Rossalyn W. Hampton, both of Newport News; Assistant Director of Development for Annual Giving Christina H. Dominguez of Poquoson; and Outreach Education Instructor Samuel T. McGowan of Shacklefords.
Three individuals were recognized for 15 years of part-time service. They were Courier Russell B. Carlton and Museum Program Assistant Margaret K. Soulen, both of Williamsburg, and Museum Program Assistant Martha D. Graham of Yorktown.
Awards for 10 years of part-time service went to Gift Shop Clerk Shelley A. Delehanty, Museum Program Assistant Patricia A. Hood and Telefunder Annette C. Knoepfler, all of Williamsburg, and Gift Shop Clerk Senior Gisele M. Fortin of Newport News.
An additional six full-time employees and 30 part-time employees were recognized for five years of service.
For volunteers, 44 were recognized for cumulative service milestones. They included Bill Blair of Gloucester for attaining 10,500 hours of cumulative service; John Robinson of Hampton for 7,000 hours; James Magill Jr. of Williamsburg and Doug Lindeman of New Bern, N.C., for 6,500 hours; Frank McGuirk of Williamsburg for 5,500 hours; Bob Nichols of Yorktown for 4,500 hours; Fred Blystone of Williamsburg for 4,000 hours; Jack Kirchner, Steve Link, Karen Peifer and Chuck Reusing, all of Williamsburg, for 3,500 hours; and Dick Turner and Rich Watkins, both of Williamsburg, for 3,000 hours.
For more information, call 757-253-4034 or visit www.historyisfun.org/service-awards.htm.