Huntsville, AL – Yorktown Systems Group, Inc. (Yorktown), a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), is happy to announce that Ms. Amanda Braun has been chosen as Employee of the Quarter. Amanda has worked with Yorktown since November 2014. As the Human Resources Specialist, Amanda manages employee hiring and onboarding, benefits, payroll, and employee relations. With the acquisition of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) TEAMS Office Administration Contract, Amanda assumed the enormous, time-sensitive task of onboarding over 50 employees in a very short timeframe. Implementing new methods for processing employee paperwork—while tracking compliance with all procedures and documentation, and considering the employee at every step—Amanda made the transition as smooth and efficient as possible.
Originally from Dallas, Texas, Amanda is also a trained soprano opera singer; she received her Master of Music from the Nashville Opera Fellow program at Belmont University. She also holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
Nancy Acquavella, Chief Administrative Officer, said, "Amanda has been a huge asset to Yorktown since day one with the company. Most importantly, Amanda’s customer service and ‘face of the company’ to all the Yorktown employees is aligned with the Yorktown culture – she is prompt, professional, accurate, caring and friendly. A true team player, Amanda has repeatedly demonstrated her dedication and professionalism – from late nights completing proposals to supporting the recent hiring surge while driving from Texas to Pennsylvania, processing paperwork and participating in web-based meetings from the passenger seat of a moving car. We are proud to say she is part of our Yorktown family; we miss having her at our Headquarters, but we wish her and her husband, Andrew, the best of luck in Pennsylvania."
Nick Fuller, Senior Vice President of Operations stated "This quarter’s selection for Employee of the Quarter was extremely competitive. With everything going on throughout the company there were a number of outstanding candidates. In the end, Amanda’s selection was based on a combination of the quantity and quality of work performed along with her dedicated efforts to ensure that every single employee, new and existing, received the quality of service and customer support that they have come to expect from her and the entire corporate staff."