Each year, the Endeavor’s Elite Annual Employee Awards program recognizes and celebrates members of our organization whose contributions and achievements are truly “elite.” Employees are nominated by their peers for awards in five categories: Safety Excellence, Operational Excellence, Customer Service Excellence, Teamwork Excellence, and Endeavor’s Elite Champions.
Nearly 200 nominations were submitted in 2021, and the final honorees were selected by a cross-departmental committee and notified of the honor this summer. The 30 individuals honored this year exemplify all that we strive to represent as a company. They have each gone above and beyond in the course of their work to demonstrate outstanding performance, make significant contributions to our mission, and uphold our core values.
Each honoree will receive a crystal award, commemorative lapel pin, and 100,000 Endeavor’s Elite points. In addition, a special placard inscribed with each honoree’s name will be installed on one of Endeavor’s aircraft for the coming year.
The 2019/2020 Endeavor’s Elite event was postponed due to the pandemic, but we are pleased to invite each of the honorees from 2019/2020, along with the 2021 honorees, to a celebration event in Minneapolis at the end of September.
Each of the Endeavor’s Elite honorees has elevated our operation, and their achievements were recognized by their colleagues. Our organization and operation benefits when we have individuals and teams aligned in their vision and ambition, and this year’s honorees are exceptional examples of what makes Endeavor truly special.
Congratulations to the 2021 Endeavor’s Elite honorees!
ENDEAVOR’S ELITE CHAMPIONS
Eric Allen | Manager, AQP, HDQ
Akram Nassir | Captain, CRJ-900, LGA
Gary M Green | QA Rep, HDQ
Katelyn VanHeel | Manager, IFS, HDQ
Elie Ketchum | Executive Assistant, HDQ
Dennis Drinkwater | Captain, CRJ-200, ATL
Jim Jacobs | Purchasing Agent, HDQ
Greg Hawkins | Manager, Safety, HDQ
Melissa Feliz | Flight Attendant, ATL
Jeff Svihel | Captain, CRJ-900, MSP
Edward Parkin | Supervisor, Maintenance IND
William “Bo” Rieger | Supervisor, Crew Scheduling, HDQ
Rachael Moore-Richardson | Inflight Base Manager, JFK
CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE
Zachary Woock | Captain, CRJ-900, DTW
Mark Coleman | Lead Avionics Technician, DTW
Jeff DeJoy | Analyst, HDQ
Valarie Millard | Flight Attendant, FJK
Richard Shaw | Stores Clerk, RDU
COVID-19 PAY PROTECT TEAM
Katie Johnson, Manager, Talent Acquisition • Audrey Garrett, Senior Talent Acquisition Rep • Kristen Murphy, Talent Acquisition Rep • Chris Black, Talent Acquisition Rep • Lesly Barrie, Rep Talent Acquisition Outreach • Caitlin Kruse, Senior Talent Acquisition Rep • Susan Walker, Program Manager Talent Development• Mary Buesgens, Senior Talent Acquisition Rep• Mark Alexander, Talent Acquisition Rep• Scott Gorynski, Manager, Human Resources• Laura Schmitz, Senior Human Resources Business Partner• Irina Pankou, Program Manager, Compliance