Cindy Herrera Named KUA Employee of the Year

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., December 3, 2012 – Assistant vice president of human resources Cindy Herrera has been named Kissimmee Utility Authority’s 2012 employee of the year.

Herrera was chosen from this year’s 12 employees of the month. With this honor comes a plaque, $200 cash, two days off with pay and a reserved parking space.

Herrera was recognized for developing a comprehensive company-wide employee wellness program that has received recognition from the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Companies initiative and the Orlando Sentinel’s Top 100 Company for Working Families competition. The utility’s wellness program includes regular health risk assessments, health screenings, nutrition coaching and education, and a wellness incentive program.

The wellness program has been credited with lowering employee health insurance claims for the past two years while reducing overall health care costs.

Herrera began her career at the utility in 2007 and graduated earlier this year as a Certified Public Manager from Florida State University.

Founded in 1901, KUA ( is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 64,000 customers in Osceola County, Fla.

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Chris M. Gent
(407) 933-9836