Blue Monster Awards

AOL's Blue Monster Awards, the highest honor an AOL employee can receive, recognize AOLers who personify AOL's core values. The awards program debuted in 2010 as a way to bring to life the values AOL embraces as a company by recognizing those whose great work and passion has caught the attention of their peers. Below, meet the Blue Monster Award winners, shown with the AOL value they embody.

Fifth Class - 2012
James Vose - We are in the business of helping people. Period.
Jacob Qura - We say what we mean and do what we say. We act with integrity.
Shay Brog - We embrace change and a DNA of curiosity - we think big and take chances.
Kira Greene - We hire and empower smart people who love what they do.
Kenny Yum - We trust and root for each other - we win as a team.
John Erhart - We take fun seriously.
Brendan Jennings - Blue Monster in the Business
Kris Finney - Blue Monster in the Community

Fourth Class - 2011
Hoa Quach - We are in the business of helping people. Period.
Hallie Seegal - We say what we mean and do what we say. We act with integrity.
Rob Gould - We embrace change and a DNA of curiosity - we think big and take chances.
Mandar Shinde - We hire and empower smart people who love what they do.
Jose Garcia-Franco - We trust and root for each other - we win as a team.
Jessica Mullins - We take fun seriously.
Rich Flynn - Blue Monster in the Community

Third Class - 2011
Debra McCall - We are in the business of helping people. Period.
Maureen Jules-Perez - We say what we mean and do what we say. We act with integrity.
Dave Feldman - We embrace change and a DNA of curiosity - we think big and take chances.
Amber Masud - We hire and empower smart people who love what they do.
Samantha Kibort - We trust and root for each other - we win as a team.
Lorna Rodericks - We take fun seriously.
Ron Tiesler - Blue Monster in the Community

Second Class - 2010
Roopa Mathew - We are in the business of helping people. Period.
Neil Mock - We say what we mean and do what we say. We act with integrity.
Bill Wetherell - We embrace change and a DNA of curiosity - we think big and take chances.
Mike Whitmore - We hire and empower smart people who love what they do.
Summer Blais - We trust and root for each other - we win as a team.
Jim Norton - We take fun seriously.
Nelson D'Cruz - Blue Monster in the Community

First Class - 2010
Chris Zimmerman - We are in the business of helping people. Period.
Erin Tulk - We say what we mean and do what we say. We act with integrity.
Rizwan Sattar - We embrace change and a DNA of curiosity - we think big and take chances.
Rachel Gross - We hire and empower smart people who love what they do.
Shibu Philip - We trust and root for each other - we win as a team.
Jennifer Newby - We take fun seriously.
Leslie Josefowicz - Blue Monster in the Community

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