The Top Hat Awards are given from “The Top” – Vice President Krawitz presents these awards on a quarterly basis after receiving nominations from her direct reports. Recognizing exemplary work by F & A employees, it is given to those whose performance goes beyond the normal high expectations. The award winner receives an actual top hat to be displayed for that quarter, and a note from Vice President Krawitz recognizing them for their commendable service.
Toni Monsen received this special recognition for stepping up to keep Management Services (MS) and Facilities Planning & Development (FPD) running while still working at her duties at the Controller’s office. The vital work that the department’s support staff does was rapidly exposed when the sudden absence of two positions happened within days of each other. Added to this was the complication of the impending consolidation of the two departments. Toni adjusted her schedule and made accommodations to her car pool to keep things running smoothly.
The Controller’s office is to be commended for allowing Toni the flexibility to do this. And Management Services has recovered and is now operating normally again.