Team Hilldrup Shines at UniGroup 2023 Learning Conference

Team Hilldrup was thrilled to join our UniGroup agent partners and friends to learn, network and celebrate our wins of 2022.

Hilldrup was excited to be a part of UniGroup’s 2023 Learning Conference in St. Louis, MO where we met with our agency partners to learn, network and celebrate wins across the UniGroup enterprise. Taking place February 23 – 26, the in-person event was held at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel with events inspired by this year’s theme of Our Path Forward.

From business updates to leadership panels, there was plenty of topics to explore and colleagues from whom to learn. This year’s conference included a Women’s Leadership Workshop where female agency leaders – whether they be new, seasoned or potential – who are looking to grow or refine their leadership skills could attend. Thank you to Onie Girton, Linda Rivera, Debbie Brosnan and Quanesha Samuel for participating in this event and representing Hilldrup! We were thrilled to have so many Hilldrup professionals in attendance for the sold-out event!

One of the most exciting elements of the 3-day conference is the presentation of awards, which are given during various General Session meetings throughout the conference.  With these awards, UniGroup celebrates the professionals and agents who truly keep our customers moving and made our success possible in 2022.

Congratulations to Hilldrup’s very own teams and professionals who were honored with the below accolades:

UniGroup Inner Circle Award

The Masters Club is a recognition program for United and Mayflower agency representatives highlighting outstanding sales performance. Within Masters Club, a “best of the best” group receives special recognition – the Masters Club Inner Circle.

  • National Account (2nd Place): Onie Girton
  • National Account (5th Place): Bob Gallucci
  • At Large (3rd Place): Onie Girton

Hauling Award

The top three agencies producing the greatest hauling revenue in the Household Goods or Logistics business segments are recognized for their outstanding work. For this award, the revenues of agencies under common ownership are combined.

  • Household Goods: 3rd Place among United Van Lines agents

United Sales Achievement Award

United salespeople and agency staff all over the country work hard to keep UniGroup running strong. Agencies recognized here are the top bookers in United’s Household Goods business segments.

  • Government – CFA Household Goods: 1st Place

UniGroup Worldwide Sales Achievement

Agents are recognized for the highest international revenue totals from 2022.

  • International: 1st Place

Sales Achievement Award

The agency recognized as the top booker through UniGroup Worldwide Moving. The award is based on individual agent location regardless of van line affiliation.

  • Hilldrup; Stafford, Virginia

President’s Club Award

President’s Club award winners demonstrate excellence in annual booked linehaul revenue. Revenue generated by agencies under common ownership are combined under the parent; however, individual agencies achieving $8 million or more in revenue are also listed separately.

  • $37 Million

Customer Excellence Award

We are proud to recognize the top achievers dedicated to agency quality performance. Awards are based on customer survey results and van line star ratings in the areas of claims, safety, RDBS (revenue distribution and billing system) and quality labor. Honorees are chosen in size categories, which are determined by the total number of household goods shipments registered annually. The agencies receiving these coveted awards are recognized as the very best in total quality performance for their size category.

  • 1,200 Plus Shipments: Winner

Van Operators of the Year

Van operators make the difference between a good move and a great one and this year’s winners are nothing short of outstanding. Top van operators are chosen on the basis of quality performance and excellent customer service, taking into consideration cargo claims prevention, adherence to policies and procedures, exceptional safety records and overall performance.

Heart of Quality Awards

The Heart of Quality was established in 2005 to recognize the “unsung heroes” behind every successful move—the move coordinators. The 2022 winners provided customers with exceptional service, earning their confidence and loyalty, as evidenced in their scores on the Customer Survey between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2022.

United; 1,200 Plus Shipment – Barbara Schehl


2023 LC Awards Banner

Congratulations to all of our award winners – we appreciate your commitment and excellence in all you do to serving our customers every day. Thank you to our friends and colleagues at UniGroup for another successful Learning Conference event!

UniGroup Women's Leadership Workshop 2023 attendees

From left to right: Hilldrup’s Debbie Brosnan, Director, Accounting; Quanesha Samuel, Sr. Financial Analyst; Linda Rivera, Vice President, Process and Quality Performance; and Onie Girton, Senior Vice President, Sales and Client Services attended UniGroup’s Women’s Leadership Workshop during this year’s Learning Conference.

CWM at 2023 Learning Conference

Photo credit: Nicolas Monaghan

Hilldrup President and CEO & UniGroup Chairman, Charles W. McDaniel, addresses the attendees of the 2023 Learning Conference. As chairman, Charles worked with the leadership team at UniGroup to ensure the strategic initiatives of the team were shared through the general sessions and breakout discussions. 

Customer Excellence Award Winners 2023

Photo credit: Nicolas Monaghan

   Above, Hilldrup joins our colleagues during the Customer Excellence Award presentation. The agencies receiving these coveted awards are recognized as the very best in total quality performance for their size category. This honor marks the 27-time that Hilldrup has been honored with this accolade!

Charlie, Jimmy and Meghan at the 2023 Learning Conference

Photo credit: Nicolas Monaghan

Charlie McDaniel, Sr. Director, Logistics Services, and Jimmy Murray, EVP and Chief Financial Officer, join Meghan Meurer, UniGroup’s Executive Vice President, Sales as a President’s Club award is presented to Hilldrup.

Onie, Barb and Mike at the 2023 Learning Conference

Onie Girton, Senior Vice President, Sales and Client Services; Barbara Schehl, Sr. Move Counselor; and Mike Nash, VP and General Manager – Hilldrup Raleigh-Durham are pictured together at the Learning Conference. During the 3-day event, Barbara was honored with a Heart of Quality Award based on her customer survey scores throughout 2022. Congratulations, Barb!

Caesar Lovett and Eric Galioto at the 2023 Learning Conference

Caesar Lovett, Director, Fleet Operations, joins Eric Galioto, Hilldrup Van Operator, during the Learning Conference. Eric is not only Hilldrup’s Van Operator of the Year but also, during Learning Conference, he was honored with Mayflower’s 2022 Van Operator of the Year based on a multitude of metrics for Van Operator performance.

Group photo at the 2023 Learning Conference

Being with our UniGroup friends and partners was a major highlight of this year’s event. We enjoyed seeing everyone and hope everyone had a wonderful time at this year’s conference!