Schaumburg, Ill. (Dec. 28, 2017) – Assurance’s annual theme this year was ‘The Power of Love’ – the theme song from the 80s movie Back to the Future. It was only appropriate to tie-in the film by surprising employees at the Annual Holiday Party with a real-life DeLorean, the time traveling car from the movie!

The party, which was hosted at Venue One on December 1, also had another surprise in store for Daniella Pulikowski, a business process specialist at the Top 50 U.S. Brokerage. She pushed herself all year, and in turn, felt ‘The Power of Love’ by being named one of Assurance’s Employees of the Year.

Pulikowski, who resides in Bloomingdale, Ill., accepted the award on stage in front of 500 co-workers and guests. She was chosen for the award by company managers and leaders.

“This is a living, breathing, human representation of our 11 Best & Brightest characteristics,” said Jackie Gould, Chief Operating Officer. “Her hand is the first to go up whenever we need help, whenever there’s a new project, whenever there’s an opportunity to volunteer.”

Daniella earned her Bachelor in Business Administration degree from Elmhurst College. She is responsible for leading new hire and employee training for account managers and client service representatives within the employee benefits division. Daniella supports client services by resolving many issues that relate to workflows and procedures. In addition, she works with the business process team to support system administration for several of our agency-wide systems that are used across disciplines.

“I feel completely honored and humbled to be recognized as an Employee of the Year. I’m so proud to work for an organization that truly recognizes and appreciates their employees in many ways,” said Pulikowski.

Assurance has recognized its employees in this manner since 1993 with an expansion in 2010 to accommodate two employees annually. In addition to a cash bonus, employees’ names are engraved on a commemorative plaque that resides in Assurance’s Schaumburg headquarters. Pulikowski is joined by Laura Koleno, an account manager, who was also awarded this distinction.

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