KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 4,
8:00 am — For the sixth consecutive year, Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) has been named
among the region’s top 100 companies for working families. The award is given annually to
progressive companies that create an environment that nurtures employees and supports the
The announcement was made during a special awards ceremony held on August 1 at Portofino Bay
Hotel at Universal Studios.
The Orlando Sentinel, which compiles and prints the annual list, considers a number of areas
to determine its annual rankings. KUA continues to be a corporate leader, earning
recognition from the judges for its “offerings of unique programs for employee families,
ongoing employee reward system, wide range of benefits and options, in-house communications,
and other innovative programs.”
“KUA is pleased to be recognized for providing family-friendly programs to its employees,”
said Wilbur Hill, KUA’s vice president of human resources. “This award is a tribute to the
efforts of our 307 employees who work daily to maintain our position as one of the nation’s
leading electric utilities.”
The panel of judges was comprised of experts in the human resources and employee benefits
arena as well as employees of the Orlando Sentinel who are knowledgeable about work/life
initiatives and trends in the workplace.
The Orlando Sentinel is a publication of the Tribune Company (NYSE: TRB), one of the
country’s premier media companies, operating businesses in broadcasting, publishing and on
the Internet. The company reaches more than 80 percent of U.S. households.
Founded in 1901, KUA is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility serving 61,000
electric, water and Internet customers in five Central Florida counties.
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Contact: Chris Gent, Manager of Corporate Communications
(407) 933-7777 ext. 1116