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Hilldrup recently attended UniGroup’s 2019 Learning Conference and is proud to have received several awards during the three-day event.
Taking place in St. Louis, MO, the 2019 Learning Conference brought together industry leaders and keynote speakers who captured the conference’s theme, “Navigating Our Future,” in the breakout and general sessions. Over 600 United and Mayflower agents from across the United States attended to network as well as learn more about UniGroup’s recent updates and progress and strategic plans for the future.
Johnny Abbott, United Van Lines’ 2019 Van Operator of the Year
Recently, Johnny Abbott, Van Operator based out of Hilldrup’s Stafford office, was announced as United Van Lines’ Van Operator of the Year for 2019. During the Learning Conference, Johnny was formally presented with his award amongst agents and peers from throughout the industry. Marc Rogers, President and CEO of UniGroup, shared a few words and introduced Johnny and his wife, Alice, to the stage. During the award presentation, a video of Johnny and Alice’s experience in the industry and working for Hilldrup was also shared. Congratulations Johnny, we couldn’t be more proud of you!
Hilldrup Orlando Wins 2018 International Customer Service Award
Hilldrup Orlando was recognized during Learning Conference with the International Customer Service Award from UniGroup Worldwide. This accolade was presented based on the Orlando branch’s commitment to quality and for exceptional customer service. Congratulations to the entire Orlando branch led by Orlando VP and General Manager, Ed Fitzgerald.
Masters Club Winners
During the conference, the 2019 Masters Club Inner Circle Award Winners were recognized for their achievements in sales. The Masters Club recognizes United and Mayflower agents who exemplify outstanding sales performance within the past year. From this elite group, the best of the best are narrowed down again to create the Masters Club Inner Circle.
Our Masters Club winners and Inner Circle members include:
Amy McKinney, Residential Sales Consultant – Charlotte
Mike Sandell, VP Business Development – Charlotte
Jeff Salaita, Residential Sales Consultant – Greenville
Pete Ball, Residential Sales Consultant - Stafford
Doug Barnett, VP Global Business Development
Ben Frakes, Residential Sales Consultant - Stafford
Onie Girton, Senior Vice President, Sales and Client Services
Ramon Padilla, Global Relocation Specialist
John Seal, SVP, Operations - DMV
John Warlick, EVP and Managing Director, International
Cathy Whitener, VP Global Business Development
Mary Katherine Wood, Residential Sales Consultant - Stafford
Thomas Leachman, Residential Sales Consultant – Richmond
Brad Payne, Residential Sales Consultant- Richmond
Rick Locke, Residential Sales Consultant – Orlando
Patrick Spiegel, Residential Sales Consultant – Orlando
Chris Thurman, Residential Sales Consultant – Raleigh/Durham
Special congratulations to Doug Barnett, VP Global Business Development, on being awarded the accolade of Peak Performer!
Congratulations to all of our award winners! Check out photos from the 2019 Learning Conference below!
Marc Rogers, President and CEO of UniGroup, announces Stafford’s own Johnny Abbott as United Van Lines’ Van Operator of the Year during the 2019 Learning Conference in St. Louis, MO.
From left: Marc Rogers, President and CEO of UniGroup; Johnny Abbott, United Van Lines’ Van Operator of the Year; Alice Abbott, Johnny’s wife; and Barry Vaughn, UniGroup Chairman, all gather on stage during the 2019 Learning Conference after Johnny received his accolade.
Jimmy Murray, Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Branch Operations (center), accepts Orlando’s 2018 International Customer Service Award on Orlando’s behalf from UniGroup during the Learning Conference. Congratulations to our entire team at Orlando!
Congratulations to our Masters Club Inner Circle winners! Hilldrup’s winners in attendance at the Learning Conference included: Doug Barnett, VP Global Business Development (second from left); Pete Ball, Residential Sales Consultant (fifth from left); and Cathy Whitener, VP Global Business Development (second from right). Well done!