Watkins Ross has been named a Silver ESOP Award winner by The ESOP Association. The Silver ESOP Awards recognize companies for their work in sustaining their ESOP for 25 years or more. Watkins Ross is one of 48 corporate members of the Association to be honored in 2015 with a Silver ESOP Award. The ESOP Association is the national trade association for companies with employee stock ownership plans (ESOP) and the leading voice in America for employee ownership.
“We are proud to be a 2015 Silver ESOP Award recipient. We believe strongly in the power of employee ownership and are pleased to have not only our company but our employee owners recognized for their efforts,” commented David Bosch, who serves as the primary consultant in the ESOP and Defined Contribution divisions of Watkins Ross.
“I consider it an honor to recognize Watkins Ross as a 2015 Silver ESOP Company,” said J. Michael Keeling, president of The ESOP Association. “Watkins Ross evidences that with proper management and planning, a company can remain employee-owned, benefiting all employee owners for years to come.”
As a Silver ESOP Award recipient, Watkins Ross was honored at The ESOP Association’s Annual Conference held in Washington, D.C. in May and was highlighted at the 24th Annual Awards Ceremony to honor outstanding companies and individuals in the employee ownership community.
To be named a Silver ESOP Award winner, a company must be a member of The ESOP Association and have an ESOP in place for 25 years or more. This is the eighth year the Silver ESOP Awards have been presented by the Association.