October 30, 2020 10:12:35 AM EDT  |  Awards  |  Culture  |  News

Markon Wins 2020 Cigna Honorable Culture of Well-Being Award

WBA_logo_2020Markon received the award for honorable culture of well-being for demonstrating a strong commitment to improving employee health through a workplace wellness program.

"At Markon, we feel strongly that the more we take care of our employees, the better they will perform for our clients, especially in tough times like we have seen during the global pandemic in 2020," said Krissy Goff, Markon Vice President of Operations. 

"That strategy has been instrumental in achieving sustainable growth throughout our 13 years in business, and recognition like receiving the Cigna Honorable Culture of Well-Being Award for the second consecutive year reaffirms our commitment to setting the bar high in terms of the support we offer our people." 

The key factors for which Markon won the award include: 

  • Markon has the first WELL certified office space in Virginia, and was also the first contractor in Virginia certified to implement the WELL Building Standard

Related: How the WELL Building Standard Promotes Occupant Health and Wellness

  • Markon's executive leadership drives the well-being strategy, engages in events, communications, and "walks the walk" to create a culture of well-being
  • Markon offers premium discounts for employee preventative physicals and gift card incentive raffles for spouses
  • We held a well-received "Push-Up Challenge" at Markon's most recent holiday party, with participation from both employees and significant others in formal wear...everyone loves some healthy competition!
  • Markon has an Innovation Lab that allows employees to tap into their creative side to relax and recharge
  • Markon sponsors a 5K run each year in our local community

We also have an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), does wellness challenges, and produce a health and fitness newsletter called MarkonFIT. 

Thank you to all the Markon team members who continue to contribute to our outstanding culture of well-being!

Want to be part of our award-winning culture?

We are always hiring for a variety of roles. Click here to learn about careers at Markon, or click here to browse and apply for current openings. 

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Juliana Lee

Juliana Lee

Juliana Lee joined the team in 2018 and brings over 15 years of marketing, communications, and design experience to our team. She leads Markon's marketing and corporate communications functions in addition to supporting a variety of corporate initiatives. A DC area native, Juliana holds a BA in Communications from the University of Maryland College Park (Go Terps!), as well as multiple marketing certifications from HubSpot and the Certified Scrum Master (CSM) designation. Previously, she led marketing communications for Meridian Imaging Solutions, a Konica Minolta company, as well as providing strategic support for B2B, B2C, B2G, and government clients through marketing consultancy District Smarketing, LLC. A two-time recipient of the Gold President's Volunteer Service Award from President Obama, Juliana is passionate about giving back to the local community. She is an active member of the Markon Cares corporate philanthropy group and supports the firm's STEM outreach initiatives. Outside of work, she is an active volunteer for A Space of Her Own, which empowers under-served girls through arts, carpentry, and creative one-to-one mentoring.