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BE Wins 2016 Helios Apollo Awards for Culture

June 2016 – Arlington, VA

Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. (BE) announced today that it has been named the winner of the 2016 Helios Apollo Awards for Culture. BE was selected as the winner out of nine nominees in the Culture category. Hosted by Helios HR, the breakfast awards ceremony took place at the Hyatt Regency, Reston VA with 500 Greater Washington leaders in attendance on Wednesday, June 1st.

The awards are open to all employers, regardless of size or industry, with a location in Greater Washington. Finalists were judged by an independent panel of former Apollo Award winners, senior HR executives and industry leaders in 10 categories: Assimilation and Onboarding; Employment Brand; Community Outreach; Mentorship/Coaching; Innovative Technology; Leadership Development; Culture; Communication; Recognition and Career Development.

BE lives by five distinct values: Passion; Customer Commitment; Innovation and Curiosity; Corporate Citizenship and Responsibility; and People Focus. These values promote a culture of extraordinary client delivery by creative, motivated and productive employees.

“We are honored to be a Helios Apollo Awards winner in the Culture category,” says Buchanan & Edwards Human Resources Director, Michele Anderson. “The culture of any company is truly a reflection of who works there. At BE, we take great pride in our culture and strive every day to maintain an environment where our employees can maximize their potential and positively impact all aspects of our company. Thank you to the Helios HR team for recognizing the people of BE. This is for them!”

“Talent continues to be the top challenge for CEOs around the world. We’re inspired by the great works of this community of like-minded leaders.” said Kathy Albarado, CEO of Helios HR and Founder of the Apollo Awards.



About Buchanan-Edwards

Since 1998 Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. (BE) has served as a trusted advisor to the federal government, helping them solve existing problems, create new possibilities and serve citizens more effectively through technology. We understand the unique demands and complex requirements of government. Our vision guides the development and delivery of innovative and customized solutions that serve the public good. The result is that government organizations and agencies can focus on fulfilling their missions, managing and sharing information, and responding to organizational demands.

BE employs a disciplined management approach that has been independently appraised as compliant with CMMI/DEV 3 and CMMI/SVC 3 processes, and ISO/IEC 27001:2013; ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011; ISO 9001:2008 standards. For additional information, please visit our website at

About Helios Apollo Awards

The Helios HR Apollo Awards™ recognizes, celebrates and inspires Greater Washington leaders around the importance of growing and investing in their people. This program has evolved into a community of like-minded leaders who make an impact with talent development. To learn more about the Apollo Awards or view a list of the past and present winners, please visit

About Helios HR

Helios provides human capital consulting, HR management outsourcing, recruiting and employee benefit solutions to attract, retain, develop and engage an organization’s “core” – its people.