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Fast 15 MVP Employee Awards

Congratulations to all our 2023 nominees and winners!

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About the Fast 15 Awards

The Fast 15 awards recognize the MVP employees who drive innovation. Great companies need great talent to keep growing, and great talent looks for outstanding opportunities. Don’t be shy! Toot your own horn, so we can celebrate your success and showcase our community as a great place to live and work!

Award Categories

Fast 15 MVP Employee

Know someone who is an awesome MVP employee? The person who makes things happen, gets it done, and fuels company growth? Nominate them! It takes just a minute. 

(Psst: It’s okay to nominate yourself!)

Evening Reception

The winners will be announced in October during Innovation Week at The Mill!

Fast 15 MVP Employee Awards

Awarded to those outstanding employees who drive growth for everyone and meet these criteria:

  • Live in Bloomington or Monroe County
  • Work for any company (even those outside our area)

Yes, you can nominate yourself or nominate multiple people!

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2023 Winners

WINNERS

DIEGO ACHIO

CEO and Co-founder, Traduality

ALLISON HAWK

Student Service Communications Specialist, Ardeo Education Solutions

ILENE SCHAEFFER

Regional Vice President, Private Banking, German American Bank

DARIN BAGLEY

Critter Wrangler, Scaly Tailz

SANDY HAYES

Office Manager, Consider It Done Transition Services

KIM TARTER

Business Development Representative, Fire Dawgs Junk Removal

AUSTIN BURTON

Business Development Specialist, St John Associates

MARKEITH HINES

Sales & Business Development, Silicone Depot

ASHLEY WESLEY

Donor Relations Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington

SARAH CADY

Employer Consultant, Ivy+ Career Link, Ivy Tech Bloomington

TIANA IRUOJE

Director of Student Engagement and Success, IU Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering

ANSLEY FENDER

CEO and Founder, GrantCycle

BRITTA LOUCAS

Marketing Specialist, St John Associates

JONELLE GROSS

Operations Manager, Loren Wood Builders

ADAM PRICE

Busines Education Teacher, Bloomington High School South

2022 Winners

NOT PICTURED

ABBY ADAMS

Senior Manager, Digital Marketing, Cook Medical

LAURA BLAKER

Marketing & Events Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington

BRIAN BOLTON

Hiring Coordinator, Stone Belt, Arc

SADIE CLARKE

Endeavor Hospitality/WOW Food Group

CHANCE GARCIA

Chief Engineer, Blue Burro Technology, LLC

ZACH SIMUNIC

Marketing/Operations Coordinator, Student First Technologies

2021 Winners

LESLIE ABSHIER

Resource Development Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington

PENNY CAUDILL

Monroe County Health Department Administrator

ERIK COYNE

Chief Operating Officer, Folia

JOSH DAVID

Vice President of Student Service, Ardeo Education Solutions

MICHELLE DAVIS

Visual Content Manager, Cook Medical

MARIA DOUGLAS

Vice President of Operations, Express Employment Professionals

STACY FLYNN

Assistant Director, New Leaf–New Life

HUNTER HAWLEY

Founder & CEO, Blueprint Stats

MEGAN HOLTSCLAW

Financial Center Manager, German American Bank

CY MEGNIN

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Velocities Region

JAIME MILLER

Ready Schools Coordinator, RBBCSC

COURTNEY PAYNE-TAYLOR

Operations Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington

STACY SEDORY

Outreach & Innovation Coordinator, MCCSC

SANKALP SHARMA

Founder & President, People of IU

KIRK WHITE

Assistant Vice President for Strategic Partnerships, IU Office of the Vice President for Government Relations and Economic Engagement

Past Winners

2020 MVP Winners
  • Jennifer Borland | Director of Research Programs, Rockman et al.
  • Kyle Caird | Global Visual Brand Manager, Cook Medical
  • Megan Cox | CEO, Genie Supply
  • Stephen Crane | Editor, Herald-Times
  • Kurtis Cummings | Founder and President, Switchyard Brewing Company
  • Cory Hawkins | Program Specialist, Banneker Center, City of Bloomington
  • Anne McCombe | Business Relationship Manager, MetroStar Systems
  • Jennie Moser | Founder and CEO, Stagetime
  • Molly Nagy | Director of People Operations, Brainlabs
  • Dana Palazzo | Engineer, Chexology
  • Ben Swanson | Co-Founder, Secretly Group
  • Becky Throckmorton | HR Manager & EEO Officer, Weddle Bros. Construction
  • Geng Wang | CEO and Co-Founder, Civic Champs
  • Jason Whitney | Associate Vice President, IU Ventures, & Executive Director, IU Angel Network
  • Markay Winston | Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, MCCSC
2019 Winners
  1. FormAssembly
  2. Cardinal Spirits
  3. Envisage Technologies
  4. Ardeo Education
  5. Bailey & Weiler
  6. Hanapin Marketing
  7. Harrell-Fish Inc.
  8. Express Employment Professionals
  9. B&L Sheet Metal and Roofing
  10. Gant Travel
  11. Weddle Bros. Construction Co.
  12. Upland Brewing Co.
  13. One World Enterprises
  14. Circle-Prosco
  15. Cornerstone Information Systems