June 10, 2019  |  Awards  |  Culture  |  News

Markon Wins Cigna Outstanding Culture of Well-being Award

2019-cigna-well-being-award-2Markon received the award for outstanding culture of well-being for demonstrating a strong commitment to improving employee health through a workplace wellness program. The award was presented at the Cigna 2019 Mid-Atlantic Summit on Thursday, June 7th.

Markon was the winner among organizations with fewer than 500 employees, and Gilman School and McDonough Bolyard Peck each received honorable mention in the same category.

"At Markon, we feel strongly that if we hire the best of the best and give them comprehensive benefits and a positive, supportive culture, they will provide our clients with an unmatched level of quality and service," said Krissy Goff, Markon Vice President of Operations.

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"That strategy has been instrumental in achieving sustainable growth throughout our 12 years in business, and recognition like the Cigna Outstanding Culture of Well-being award 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

  • 2019-cigna-well-being-award-1Markon'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 "Plank 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 have 47% total member Health Engagement
  • 50% completion of well-visits
  • 75% completion of cervical cancer screenings

We also have an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), recently completed a Work-Life Balance Challenge in May, and produce a health and fitness newsletter called MarkonFIT, which covers all aspects of wellness and is distributed to all Markon employees each month.

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 Markon in 2018 as a Lead Associate, and brings over 10 years of marketing, communications, and design experience to our team. She oversees the strategy, management, and execution for all of Markon's internal and external communications and marketing initiatives. A DC area native, Juliana holds a BA in Communications from the University of Maryland College Park (Go Terps!), as well as certifications from HubSpot in Inbound Methodology and Inbound Marketing. Prior to joining Markon, she led marketing communications for Meridian Imaging Solutions, a Konica Minolta company. A 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 Markon'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.