The Above and Beyond Foundation Hero Awards at Motivation Excellence

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Two Motivation Excellence Employees Get First Agency “Heroes of Hospitality” Awards!

It’s with great pleasure and pride we announce that The Above and Beyond Foundation awarded two Heroes of Hospitality awards to two of our teammates at Motivation Excellence! They are the first winners awarded this honor at a travel and incentive agency. Past winners have come from hotels and destination management companies. 

Let’s meet our winners! Susan Rizzi is a Customer Service Specialist who works daily with our clients’ participants who need assistance redeeming their award points for just about anything. Susan has helped people use their points for engagement rings, complicated travel reservations and home improvement projects, to name just a few. What makes Susan really stand out is her willingness to work outside business hours to make sure her participants get the personal and high-touch service they earned through their incentive programs. Oh, and her sparkling personality goes a long way too!

Our second winner, Tina Roszak, is part of our travel team as a Program Manager. Tina was recently assigned a travel program to manage with only a few months turnaround time. Normally, our travel teams have well over a year to plan and execute a program. She led the way for a successful program in less-than-ideal circumstances. Tina’s always positive and can-do attitude really stands out in every program she manages!

If you’re up for a feel-good, tear-inducing video, watch both of our winners get the surprise announcement at a recent company-wide event right here

The Above and Beyond Foundation started four years ago as a way to reward frontline hospitality workers and help them achieve their professional and personal growth goals. During the pandemic, it became a lifeline to industry workers who were laid off or had their hours drastically reduced. Motivation Excellence sourced and delivered $500 gift cards for TAABF to award to those who applied for assistance. There are three awards available through the foundation: Heart of Hospitality, Heroes of Hospitality and Helping Hospitality. 

We value our partnership with this great industry organization. We are truly honored to be the first travel and incentive agency to award two of our employees! 

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