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Introducing the Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper Award for Service Excellence
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Inaugural Award Presented in Honor of 40th Anniversary Year
Cooper Aerobics recognized Cooper Guest Lodge Director of Food Services Ramon Flores as the inaugural winner of the Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper Award for Service Excellence. The newly established award was presented at a special 40th anniversary Cooper Stars Associate Anniversary Party.
Awarded for his dedication and commitment to delivering the highest level of service to customers and peers alike, Flores received an award and $2,500 prize. The Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper Award for Service Excellence, named after Cooper Aerobics Center founder and chairman, Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, commemorates his 40 years of care and unmatched service for customers and employees.
"It was important that on our 40th anniversary we recognized one of our organization’s driving philosophies: service," said Tyler Cooper, MD, MPH, and CEO of Cooper Aerobics Enterprises. "This award recognizes the tireless commitment to service our employees display daily and honors my father—the man who taught us through his own actions to treat each customer and colleague with the greatest respect and care."
Flores, one of 54 Cooper associates nominated by his peers for the service award, is responsible for the management of catering services for corporate meetings and social events held at Cooper Guest Lodge and Conference Center. Flores consistently received the highest marks from customers and peers.
"I am humbled and honored to present Ramon Flores with the Award for Service Excellence," shared Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper. "Ramon’s kindness and attention to detail is mirrored by his employees in Cooper Guest Lodge, making him so very valuable to our organization. He’s a deserving winner."
Award finalists for the Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper Award for Service Excellence were: Mark Donovan, The Cooper Institute; Holly White, Cooper Clinic; David Suber, Cooper Fitness Center and Spa; Kathy Duran-Thal, Cooper Concepts; and Brandy McDonald, Cooper Aerobics Enterprises.
The Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper Award for Service Excellence was presented at the annual Cooper Stars Associate Anniversary Party in which 74 associates celebrated the following milestone anniversaries this year: 5 years - 25 associates; 10 years – 32 associates; 15 years – 14 associates; 20 years – 4 associates; 25 years – 2 associates. A special presentation recognized Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper’s 40 years of service at Cooper Aerobics Center where he has pioneered and championed preventive medicine, and health and wellness for individuals and corporations around the world.
About Cooper Aerobics Center
Founded in 1970 by Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper, Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas serves as the headquarters for eight health and wellness companies and a nonprofit research and education arm, The Cooper Institute. Cooper Aerobics Center is the destination for health and wellness research, education, products and services—all designed to help people achieve optimum health and fitness at every stage of life.