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Accolade, Inc.
Affinia Group
American Council of Engineering Companies Life/Health Trust 
American Council on Exercise
American Heart Association
American Psychological Association
American Specialty Health
Aon Hewitt Consulting
BAE Systems Inc.
Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc.
Best Doctors
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of MA
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of MN
Boeing Company
Bravo Wellness, LLC
Central Michigan University
Corning Incorporated
Corporate Health Partners 
DTE Energy
Dow Chemical Company
Eastman Chemical Company
Engaged Health Solutions
Ergotron, Inc.
Findley Davies
Gardant Global Inc.
Goldman Sachs
Health to You
HealthSTAT, Inc.
Healthyroads, Inc.
Hennepin County HealthWorks
Hooper Holmes
Howard County Public School System
HUB International
Humana Vitality
INTEGRIS Health, Inc.
Intermountain Healthcare/Selecthealth
Interactive Health
Johnson & Johnson
Kaiser Permanente
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Life Time Fitness
Lincoln Industries
LL Bean
Lockheed Martin
Lockton Companies
Marsh & McLennan Agency
MasterBrand Cabinets
Mayo Clinic
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MediFit Corporate Services
The MetroHealth System
MHN/Health Net
Michigan State University
National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Security Agency
NextEra Energy
Norton Healthcare
Ohio State University
Onlife Health
Oregon Center for Applied Science
Performance pH
Preventure Inc.
Prudential Financial
Quest Diagnostics
RedBrick Health
Sanofi, US
Schwan Food Company
Shape Up
SeeChange Health Solutions
Spafinder Wellness, Inc.
St. Jospeh Health
State of Nebraska
StayWell Health Management
Target Corporation
Towers Watson
Truven Health Analytics
Tufts Health Plan
Universities Wellness Alliance of Kentucky
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of Iowa
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
US Preventive Medicine
UPMC Health Plan
VAL Health
Vanderbilt University
Virgin Pulse
WebMD Health Services
Wells Fargo
Yale University

2012 Winners of the HERO Employee Health Management Awards

Executive Health Champion Award
Leon GormanLeon A. Gorman is the Chairman of the Board of L.L.Bean and has been recognized for decades as an incredible businessman. But what is so amazing about Leon is that regardless of how much the company grew he never lost sight of the value and importance of its people.

Thirty years ago Leon started an employee wellness program at L.L.Bean. The program began with an onsite fitness room and a “heart club” focused on achieving healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Through Leon’s support and commitment, our wellness program has developed and prospered over the years. This program has not only helped thousands of employees and family members improve their health and quality of life, it has also helped our company control health costs and keep health insurance affordable for our employees and L.L.Bean.

Leon has influenced L.L. Bean leaders and employees through his leadership efforts, his actions and his lifestyle. He is a lifelong hiker, reaching the summit of Mt. Rainier and Kilimanjaro, and basecamp of the Mt. Everest Peace climb. He also recently participated in his 15th Beach to Beacon 10K.

The efforts that Leon has championed to improve the health of our employee population have gone far beyond what he could have imagined. He has created a culture and environment at L.L. Bean that has withstood the test of time and has gone on to positively impact the lives of our employees and their families as well as many other individuals and organizations throughout the state of Maine.

The Bill Whitmer Leadership Award

John HarrisJohn Harris, MEd
, is Chairman of the Board, HERO and is the Former Chief Well-Being Officer and Vice President Innovations of Healthways, Inc., where he led Innovations. He was formerly an Executive Vice President of Axia Health Management, which was acquired by Healthways in late 2006.John was the co-founder of Harris HealthTrends, an entrepreneurial corporation specializing in the prevention of disease and the reduction of health care costs, and served as its Chief Executive Officer for over 18 years. Under his leadership HealthTrends grew from several employees to over 300, grossing nearly $13 million in 2005, and performing work in all 50 U.S. states and six countries. As a founding member of HERO, John has provided leadership though his strong voice and actions in moving the respect and credibility of EHM Forward

The Mark Dundon Research Award
David AndersonDr. Anderson, PhD, is Senior VP & Chief Health Officer at StayWell Health Management. David embodies a tour de force of leadership, passion and influence in advancing the EHM field. David has published and presented where ever experts gather to discuss health promotion and other aspects of and health management and David’s portfolio of activities have always been both a barometer for the profession and a bellwether of things to come. It is no coincidence that there is a strong correlation between what David has featured in his research, publications and development portfolio and what has transpired in terms of the growth of the EHM field. David passion’s and productivity as a leader that has helped inform and shape the field; it is David’s special gifts as a teacher and mentor that have shaped the thinking and actions of past and current leaders in the field.

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