“Ethics Liaison of the Year” recipients pay it forward

By Darlene Masse

One of the best things about being named an “Ethics Liaison of the Year” is the cool award that comes with it. Award recipients are given $500 to donate to the charity of their choice, a tremendous opportunity to support a cause they are most passionate about.

The prize gives our 2015 winners – Christine Curren, James Lennon, Beth McDonough, and Jeffrey Rappaport – the perfect opportunity to “pay it forward”.

National Grid’s U.S. Ethics Liaison Network (ELN), now in its seventh year, is comprised of more than 60 employees who are selected as champions of National Grid’s Standards of Ethical Business Conduct by their respective business units and the Office of Ethics and Compliance. The ELN’s 4th annual Ethics Liaison of the Year award distinguishes ethics liaisons that actively participate in the ELN, consistently share ethics communications with their teams and contribute innovative and creative approaches to embed ethics throughout their respective business units.

“Our Ethics Liaisons of the Year exemplify National Grid’s commitment to ‘doing the right thing,’” said Bill Holzhauer, director of U.S. Ethics and Compliance at National Grid. “The fact that they all selected meaningful charities to receive their awards reaffirms their standing as ethics role models within the company and demonstrates National Grid’s support of the communities it serves.”

Christine, James, Beth and Jeffrey are clearly community-minded. Take a look below at the Massachusetts charities they’ve chosen to support.

Pictured left to right: Beth McDonough (National Grid), Emily Medina, Karen Jordanies and Cheryl Morrison Deutsch (Founders of IAM Strong Foundation).

Pictured left to right: Beth McDonough (National Grid), Emily Medina, Karen Jordanies and Cheryl Morrison Deutsch (Founders of IAM Strong Foundation).

Pictured left to right: Christine Curren (National Grid) and Colette Cronin (Project Just Because).

Pictured left to right: Christine Curren (National Grid) and Colette Cronin (Project Just Because).

 

Award Winner Charity Recipient Charity Mission
Christine Curren

Lead Program Manager for Business Continuity Planning in Emergency Planning

Project Just Because

www.projectjustbecause.org

Dedicated to helping supply warm clothing, food and school supplies to families in need.
James Lennon

Manager of US Procurement, Policy & Process

The Angel Fund for ALS Research

www.theangelfund.org

 

Dedicated to supporting ALS (“Lou Gehrig’s Disease”) research at the Cecil B. Day Laboratory for Neuromuscular Research at UMass Medical Center in Worcester, MA.
Beth McDonough

Process Analyst in Electric Process Excellence

IAM Strong Foundation

www.iamstrongfoundation.org

Focused on creating a dialog among teens and adults that can help to eliminate the isolation and stigma associated with teenage mental health struggles.
Jeffrey Rappaport*

Lead Program Manager for FERC Compliance

*Also won award in 2012, 2013 and 2014

Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts

www.apcsm.org

Focused on animal care and adoption, and prevention of cruelty to animals.

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