Elliott Davis Reveals Inaugural Impact Award Winners

Honoring Outstanding Employees in Five Value-Centered Categories

Greenville, S.C. (October 27, 2017) – Elliott Davis announced the winners of its inaugural Impact Awards at a firm-wide meeting today at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, where nearly 700 team members convened for the celebration. The Elliott Davis Impact Awards honor employees who embody the core values of the firm in the course of their everyday work. Nominations in five categories were submitted by peers who identified colleagues who they believed excelled in these areas.

“The Impact Awards enable Elliott Davis to honor the people who inspire us, motivate us, and challenge us each day to get better,” said Rick Davis, CEO. “They live our values every day and have an impact on the entire firm. The Impact Awards are perfectly aligned with our mission, vision, and values.”

The firm is pleased to announce this year’s winners:

Client Service: Awarded to the individuals who consistently go beyond expectations in providing exemplary service for clients, whether external or internal, by building relationships, helping clients achieve their goals, and delivering the highest quality work.

Winner (external): Lauren Combs, Senior, Augusta, GA

Winner (internal): Dianne Watkins, Firm Controller, Greenville, SC

Innovation: Awarded to the individual who introduces new ideas or methods and takes steps to create a culture of collaboration and innovation—always pushing to get better and work smarter.

Winner: Tami Corbin, Talent Development Director, Greenville, SC

Leadership: Awarded to the individual who leads by always doing the right thing and supporting others to help them thrive. This goal-oriented leader is a clear communicator, inspires confidence in and fosters trust among colleagues, and advances the common efforts of a team.

Winner: Alan Doak, Senior Manager, Chattanooga, TN

Mentorship: Awarded to the individual who demonstrates a willingness to share skills, knowledge, and expertise. He or she identifies ability within others, believes in potential, and generously invests time, thought, and energy to build on the strengths of those being mentored.

Winner: Joe Poore, Senior Manager, Greenville, SC

Community: Awarded to the individual who gives generously of his or her time, energy, heart, and soul to make the community a better place.

Winner: Tony Caldwell, Senior, Greenville, SC

Employees across the firm submitted more than 500 nominations, demonstrating the firm’s clear commitment to promoting a value-centric culture and to building a team of purpose-driven and fully engaged professionals.

“We are thrilled to recognize individuals who go above and beyond every day. The Impact Awards are a way for us as a firm to celebrate the people who focus on the values of the company. We want to honor employees who provide a positive impact on each other, our clients, and the communities where we live and work,” said Rachael Oswald, Chief HR Officer.

About the Awards

Elliott Davis commissioned South Carolina artist and teacher Joseph Thompson to create a limited-edition sculpture capturing the spirit of the company. The award itself is a bronze sculpture on a marble base titled Anima Volare,  or “winged soul.” “Anima Volare references the idea that we transcend our basic instincts through culture, community, and engagement with others, and that we find our best selves through that engagement,” Thompson said. Anima Volare is an extension of the broader body of Thompson’s work, which often explores figurative abstraction.