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PC(USA) Board of Pensions wins 2018 Best Places to Work honor

Philadelphia Business Journal commends ‘committed, diverse staff’

Board of Pensions Release

Kelly Riley and Frank Spencer accept the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Best Places to Work award. (Photo provided)

PHILADELPHIA — The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Board of Pensions has earned a spot on the Philadelphia Business Journal’s list of 2018 Best Places to Work. Employers throughout the Philadelphia region compete annually for this honor.

“In the last four years, we’ve asked our employees to grow and stretch to meet the needs of the changing church,” said the Rev. Frank Clark Spencer, President of the Board of Pensions. “I’m grateful for how they’ve answered the challenge, and proud that they’ve brought this award home to us.”

The Philadelphia Business Journal partners with Quantum Workplace to survey employees on such areas as work environment, personal growth, and the embracing of change and new ideas. The responses are rated and honors go to the companies with the highest ratings in four categories, based on employee headcount: small (10-49), medium (50-99), large (100-499), and extra-large (500 or more).

The Board of Pensions, with a staff of approximately 185 ministers and employees, was among 23 employers honored in the large category and among 77 total to be honored. The agency, its headquarters in Philadelphia, competed against other employers in the city as well as the Pennsylvania counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery and the New Jersey counties of Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester.

“We’re fortunate to have such a committed, diverse staff,” said Susan Reimann, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Board of Pensions. “We have the institutional knowledge of employees who have been with us 10, 20, even 30 years or more. And we have new energy of people who have joined us relatively recently. Both are invaluable as we undergo transformation so we can serve more, serve better, and serve the Church.”

The Best Places to Work honorees were celebrated at a breakfast awards ceremony August 2. Ten staff members were selected to attend the event, where the awards were made amid great fanfare.

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