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Purina - Best in Show

The Talent Sourcing Branding Team accepting the Chairman's Award, a new award this year. Pictured from left: Emily Ingalls, Amanda Pirtle, Steve Degnan, Jadea Abolahrari, Alex Vaenberg

Each year, our Executive Leadership Team puts their suits and briefcases aside to dress up in costume to the tune of a playful script - a script that comically and engagingly announces the nominees across various categories within the company for exceptional contributions to the business within the previous year. Purina's CEO, Chairman, CMO and CFO among few others took the stage in a dramatic murder mystery performance that offered us all a great laugh.

Members of Purina’s Executive Leadership Team performing in the 2015 Best in Show murder mystery performance. Pictured from left: Chairman, Pat McGinnis; Vice President & CMO, Nina Leigh Krueger; CFO, Rock Foster, Vice President & General Counsel, Sue Denigan.

In all, 48 teams received Best in Show nominations, 13 of which brought home awards across nine competitive categories:

  • Product Supply
  • People
  • Creating Shared Value
  • Safety
  • Renovation/Innovation
  • Portfolio
  • Customer
  • Chairman's Award
  • Best in Show

The Talent Sourcing Team, within Human Resources, took home the Chairman's Award, which is the first of its kind this year.

"What an honor and a proud moment for our HR group taking home such a big win," Manager, Employment Brand, Jadea Abolahrari said. "We've worked so hard across various efforts last year. It's amazing to see the strides we've made and to see it pay off."

The Best in Show Award went to our Tidy Cats LightWeight® Launch Team - a team that developed a leading product in the litter category in 2014 that weighs half the weight of conventional litter.

We recognize our associates in unique ways all year round, but this event is highly anticipated and an opportunity to be recognized in a lighthearted, spirited way - a way that speaks volumes to the pulse of our people-centric culture.

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