KU/LG&E nominated for Freedom Award; volunteer PR person needed

KPA Associates Division member LG&E and KU Energy is among 30 finalists for the 2018 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, according to Phil Miller, state chair of the Kentucky Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) committee.

“This is a significant honor for our committee to have one of our outstanding Kentucky companies to be recognized as a finalist for this national honor,” said Miller. “We are fortunate in the Commonwealth that we have many companies that are incredibly supportive of our men and women who serve in the Guard and Reserve forces.”

“We are tremendously honored by this nomination acknowledging LG&E and KU’s continuing commitment to our military personnel,” said LG&E and KU Chairman, CEO and President Paul W. Thompson. “We take enormous pride in supporting our co-workers in uniform and their families, and know this nomination highlights the importance of employers standing with the Guard and Reserve in the communities they serve.”

The finalists represent large and small employers, as well as public sector organizations. ESGR received nominations for employers in all 50 states, Guam-CNMI, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia.

The ESGR National Selection Board will select and announce the 15 recipients of the 2018 Secretary of Defense Freedom Award by mid-June.

The Freedom Award began in 1996 by ESGR to draw attention to support from the employer community. To date, only 250 employers have received the award.

ESGR is a Department of Defense program established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee’s military commitment. ESGR is supported by a network of more than 3,750 volunteers in 54 committees in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

ESGR in need of public relations volunteer in western part of the Commonwealth

If you’re interested in public relations, in volunteering and in the Kentucky Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, then here’s your chance.

ESGR is looking for someone in the western part of the Kentucky to help with public relations on a volunteer basis. It’s an ideal situation for a retired person or someone who works part-time and likes to volunteer for worthwhile missions.

If you’re interested and want more information, please contact Harry Wiley at  Cell:  (606) 331-0109 or by email at htwiley@gmail.com. Thanks in advance for stepping up to this opportunity.

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