One of the most rewarding components of my job is getting to reward others. And no award gives me greater pleasure to bestow than Employee of the Month. Often the only reward for hard work is the quiet satisfaction of seeing a job well done. And while this pride is meaningful, it is important to the company that we take time to shine a spotlight on individual players on our team.
As you know, since we began awarding an Employee of the Month back in June 1995, we have often lauded employees whose contributions are obvious, such as winning a new client or creating a new campaign. It's important, though, that we take equal pride in those workers whose skillful and steadfast work is an integral part of this company's overall success. For this month's award, the awards committee and myself decided to reward just such a devoted worker—and we knew almost immediately who was most deserving of it. It is with great pride that I bestow this month's Employee of the Month award to Christopher Paceyak.
Christopher is the embodiment of a true company man. His dedication to this company comes through in his every action, from the extra hours he often devotes to his job to his enthusiastic coaching of our softball team. His can-do attitude has been the driving force behind many an outstanding project, which he oversees from start to finish with an eye on perfection. His quiet confidence in times of crisis frequently has a calming effect on even his most stressed-out coworkers, and his morale and good humor have proven downright infectious. Christopher knows that in order for him to look good at his job, it behooves him to have the whole department look good. His colleagues have marveled at how he always knows when some-