COLUMBUS, OH: American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP), today announced that Tracy Reimbold, Chief People Officer and Vice President of Administrative Services, has been named a recipient of Columbus Business First’s inaugural HR Impact Award program.
The weekly business newspaper created the HR award in 2021 as an addition to the Best Places to Work program to honor the people behind the policies and practices that make companies attractive places to work. Reimbold and others who have been named HR Impact Award honorees will be recognized at the annual Best Places to Work Celebration on Nov. 3 in Columbus. Reimbold was named as a recipient in the category of large companies with 100 to 249 local employees.
The AMP Human Resources Department supports 200 employees in multiple locations, including critical employees at AMP’s Energy Control Center in Columbus and at its generation facilities that are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Reimbold manages a team that provides internal customer service for all employees and works to make improvements, adjust to technology and new innovations, and stays current on employee law and regulations.
The nomination in support of Reimbold pointed out how, when COVID-19 hit in early 2020, Reimbold led the AMP HR team in collaborating with other AMP departments to successfully — and immediately — transition more than 125 AMP employees to remote work. Her team worked to ensure that regularly scheduled all-staff meetings transitioned to a virtual format, ensuring a level of support for AMP employees and enabling them to remain engaged with their colleagues. During the pandemic, the HR team also successfully moved the company’s talent and recruitment process to an entirely online format, filling 30 positions and hiring 10 interns; and launched a new employee mentorship program, which paired 11 mentees with 11 mentors. In addition, the HR team collaborated with other departments to reimplement the Oracle E-Business Suite, oversaw the successful phased return-to-office plan for employees in mid-2021, and introduced a new telework policy.
“I am honored to accept this award on behalf of our entire HR team,” said Reimbold. “They are the real winners, because I could not have accomplished any of these projects without their hard work, talent and efforts.”
To find out more about the HR Impact Award and Best Places to Work Celebration, visit the Columbus Business First website.