Renee Gowdy Receives Global's Yoke Award
Once a year, we take a moment to recognize a single Global employee who best represents the “Global spirit” by their willingness to shoulder the load. We are pleased to announce the 2015 winner is Renee Gowdy, our Estimating Group Manager in the Marine Construction division.
On her nomination, it noted that Renee has always been willing to step in and assist wherever and whenever necessary. She takes great pride in Global, which is reflected in everything she does. Her attention to detail and standard of excellence sets the bar for those working with her. Renee’s attitude and approach to her job is an excellent example of what we mean by the “Global spirit.”
The origin of the Yoke award stems from Global’s earlier years when we all did more with less (just like today). We wanted to find a way to recognize our employees for their hard work, going above and beyond, and pitching in to help get a job done. So we bought a goat yoke on eBay for $60, sanded the paint off it, and secured it to a board. Funny how traditions start.