ROCKFORD, Ill., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mentor Scout division announced today that four accomplished professionals have been chosen as the winner and honorable mentions of the 2012 Mentor of the Year Award.
Samantha Stovall, a Program Manager at UTC Aerospace Systems, has been named the 2012 Mentor of the Year. She was nominated by three mentees, including a winning nomination from mentee, Danielle Wilke. Stovall has been with Hamilton Sundstrand UTC in Rockford, Ill., since 1992. She received the highest possible ratings on all judging criteria, which included mentorship activities, support, introduction to network, and end results. Stovall joined the UTC Aerospace Systems mentoring program because she had several formal and informal mentors in her own past, and she wanted to give back. Wilke was her first official mentee, and now Stovall has several mentees.
The three honorable mentions, which were selected from more than 150 nominations, include Blair Selber of HSBC, Judy Novak of The Women's Alliance (TWA) at Xerox, and Craig Picinich of Covance. Recipients received plaques and company accolades for their outstanding contributions to their organizations' mentoring programs powered by Mentor Scout technology.
"Mentor Scout believes that mentoring is an integral part of an overall retention strategy and a valuable way to support career development programs," said Bruce H. Daly, president of the Mentor Scout division. "Samantha and Danielle's relationship is a prime example of the power of a mentor-mentee relationship and how it can contribute to improved job satisfaction and employee retention. Mentoring programs give organizations an effective way to provide career growth paths to their employees."
The Mentor Scout technology platform has facilitated thousands of mentorships across the globe, including all of the award-winning mentorships. It is designed to support general mentoring programs as well as programs for specialty affinity groups, high potential employees, new hires and/or new supervisors.
To learn more about Stovall's winning mentoring relationship, Mentor Scout invites you to attend a free webinar, "Secrets of Successful Mentoring Relationships: Discussion of Award Winning Mentor-Mentee Pairs," on February 19, 2013, at 2pm EST. This upcoming webinar will feature a panel of the 2012 Mentor of the Year winners, including Stovall and her mentee, as well as the winning mentors and mentees from Xerox Corporation and Covance Inc. The award-winning panelists will share their secrets to developing and maintaining successful, results-oriented mentorships, as well as their stories, ideas, activities and resources that all organizations can implement in their own mentoring programs.
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Mentor Scout develops SaaS mentoring technology software that facilitates mentoring-related talent development, knowledge transfer and collaborative interaction in mid to large companies and professional associations. The company is a division of Nobscot Corporation, the pioneer in exit interview management software. For more information, visit http://www.mentorscout.com.
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