Ascensus Wins 2015 SmartCEO Corporate Culture Award

Ascensus to be recognized for fostering a positive, performance-driven culture

Dresher, Pennsylvania—December 17, 2016Ascensus, the nation’s largest independent retirement plan and college savings services provider, is pleased to announce that it has been named a winner of the 2015 SmartCEO Corporate Culture Award.

The Corporate Culture Awards celebrate 50 companies in Greater Philadelphia that have successfully championed a positive, productive, and performance-driven culture, and have worked with their employees to develop successful cultural practices. Per SmartCEO, the program “honors companies that foster a creative, collaborative workplace culture that has helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage.”

Ascensus’ lead core value – People Matter – speaks to the level of mutual respect with which associates interact with one another and clients. “By putting the focus on people, we have created a culture that is guided by principles, committed to high standards, operates with transparency, and welcomes diversity,” states Ascensus’ application essay.

The Ascensus leadership team maintains a unique open-door policy with the company’s associates at all professional levels, demonstrating that they truly value the feedback and contributions of each and every individual. Through associate awards programs, exceptional performance receives exceptional recognition.

“The honor for this recognition truly goes to our associates for their continuous demonstration of the company’s Core Values—People Matter. Quality First. Integrity Always.®” says Bob Guillocheau, Ascensus president and CEO. “Without each of them, we’d be unable to foster such a successful company culture.”

Click here to view a video that speaks to Ascensus’ Core Values and the role they play in the company’s culture.

Corporate Culture Award winners are profiled in the November/December issue of SmartCEO magazine and will be celebrated at the Philadelphia awards ceremony on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel. The event will kick off with a high-energy networking reception, complete with fun activities, including ping-pong, a putting green, and a basketball shootout.

“The leaders of the companies named to the inaugural Corporate Culture Awards have realized that running a company is more than head count and the bottom line. It’s about creating a place where creativity, energy, and ideas are cultivated. Through this they are able to not only enhance performance and sustain their companies’ competitive advantages but also enrich the lives of those they employ and inspire them to make a greater impact on the world,” says Jaime Nespor- Zawmon, president of SmartCEO Events. “We’re honored to celebrate with the leaders of Philadelphia’s top company cultures.”

About Ascensus

Ascensus is the largest independent retirement and college savings services provider in the United States, helping over 6 million Americans save for the future. With more than 30 years of experience, the firm partners with financial institutions to offer tailored solutions that meet the needs of financial professionals, employers, and individuals. Ascensus specializes in recordkeeping, administrative, and program management services, supporting over 40,000 retirement plans and over 3.3 million 529 college savings accounts. It also administers more than 1.5 million IRAs and health savings accounts and is home to one of the largest ERISA consulting teams in the country.

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