Annual award recognizes outstanding employee
COLUMBUS: Andrew Blair has been recognized as the American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) 2015 DNA Award recipient. Blair is assistant vice president of financial planning and analysis, and has been with the Columbus-based organization since 1987.
Marc Gerken, AMP president/CEO initiated the annual award in 2008 to recognize an employee who advances AMP’s vision and mission as established through its strategic planning process. AMP’s vision is “to be public power’s leader in wholesale energy supply and value-added Member services,” and its mission is “to provide Members with the benefits of scale and expertise in providing and managing energy services.”
To accomplish its vision and mission, AMP employees must believe in, and demonstrate, the core values of the organization: cooperation, integrity, innovation, action-oriented, effective communication and member focused. These values serve as the organization’s “DNA” and are a critical foundation to its ability to succeed and serve member communities. As such, Gerken believed it appropriate to establish a program that would recognize employees who best demonstrate the values/DNA of AMP as a way to highlight to both its staff and members the importance of the key organizational criteria it strives to meet.
Gerken asked the staff to nominate their fellow employees for the award. They were asked to provide not just a name, but the reasons why their nomination should receive the award.
Blair has held a variety of positions with the organization during the last 28 years both at headquarters and at generating facilities.
“Andy has been remarkable as far as the breadth of what he can do,” Gerken said. “He is a longtime AMP employee who is passionate about the organization, its members and public power.”
Blair resides in Worthington, Ohio.
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AMP President/CEO Marc Gerken (left) presents the 2015 AMP DNA Award to Andrew Blair, assistant vice president of financial planning and analysis.