May 14, 2019—Acadian Companies was honored at the annual Southwest Chapter of The ESOP Association Spring Conference in March. The chapter named Acadian’s Service Desk Specialist Jennifer Vice as its 2019 Employee-Owner of the Year and chose Acadian as its 2019 Company of the Year. Additionally, the company earned a Communication Excellence award for its corporate website and Acadian Central employee intranet.

Vice will go on to represent the Southwest Chapter at The ESOP Association’s national conference this month in Washington, D.C.

“Jennifer has helped save money for the company by always looking for ways to reuse equipment and reduce technological waste. She actively promotes ESOP within our company and educates our employees and new hires on the benefits of ESOP participation,” said Acadian Companies ESOP Committee Chair and ATAC Specialist Tashia Swinton. “Additionally, Jennifer has worked with other ESOP companies in the Southwest Chapter to gather ideas that we can implement within our company.”

Representing Acadian’s employee-owners at the chapter conference were Swinton, Vice, Operations Supervisor Alex Aste, Transport Coordinator Danielle Solomon and Regional Vice President Troy Mayer.

The Southwest Chapter of The ESOP Association provides educational opportunities and government relations resources in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The chapter’s spring conference was held in Grapevine, Texas.

Acadian instituted its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in 1993, giving employees the opportunity to own private stock in the company. Learn more at https://acadian.com/our-company/esop/.

Vice has also been named Acadian’s 2019 Employee-Owner of the Year. She was presented with that award by Swinton at Acadian’s annual company meeting and awards program on May 8, 2019.