BrightWave’s 2015 Quartermasters – Jason Crawford & Laura Sutton >

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The Quartermaster of a ship is an able-bodied seaman responsible for steering and navigation—some pretty major stuff. So when we name our Quartermaster here at BrightWave, it’s no small designation. The Quartermaster (also known as “Employee of the Year” to some landlubbers) is someone on our crew who has impressed us with their dedication, collaboration, passion and success during the year. He or she sets the standard for how high we all can reach.

How do we identify this impressive person, you might ask? Our whole team submits a nomination. And this year, because we’re lucky enough to have lots of incredible employees, we actually had a tie. So meet Laura Sutton and Jason Crawford, this year’s Quartermasters: Laura is the Director of Campaign Management, overseeing all of our Campaign Managers and guiding day-to-day client communication; Jason is an Interactive Designer, crafting and executing incredible designs for our clients every single day.

The praise for these two was impressive. Here’s a little sampling from the nominations for Laura:

“Laura is instrumental in our sales efforts and works well with every person in the agency. I want to be her when I grow up!”

“Laura impresses me every single day and with every project she touches. She has handled some seriously daunting challenges this year, and she always faced those challenges with poise and good humor.”

“Laura is a consummate professional that is not scared to think outside the box.”

“Laura is always on top of things and reliable. She is always happy to assist the team or others in the office.”

“Laura has been an awesome manager, mentor, friend, advisor and more.”

“In terms of passion for greatness and unwavering dedication to every project’s success, Laura’s setting the bar very, very high.”

“Laura is the kind of person who inspires others to be their best.”

 

And for Jason:

“Jason is a team player, spirit raiser, design contributor, cheerleader and captain of his own special ship whether rocky or calm seas. He has a phenomenal attitude.”

“Jason is one of the hardest working people I’ve ever met.”

“Jason is a calm in the storm—an uber-dependable resource, cross-departmental mentor and comedian.”

“Whenever we work on a project together, I can breathe a little easier knowing that not only will Jason produce great work, but that he will also bring his humor, grace and thoughtfulness to every project.”

“Jason is extremely hard working and always has a smile on his face. He supports every single employee and constantly lifts morale.”

“Jason’s consistent work ethic is an anchor holding us down when we need it the most.”

“Jason is truly a perfect example of going above and beyond in everything that he does. His work is excellent, and his attitude and personality are like icing on the cake.”

 

These two fantastic shipmates will enjoy trips to the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island—a well-deserved recognition because, as one nominator put it, “I would not want to set sail without ensuring they were on deck.”

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