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The Champion Companies Named a Best Place to Work; HR Leader Recognized

This is Champion’s sixth straight year on the BPTW List, and a first-time honor for the HR Impact Awards.

WESTERVILLE, OH – The Champion Companies is celebrating its sixth straight appearance on the list of Best Places to Work in Central Ohio. In addition, Chief People Officer Kelli Berner is being recognized in the inaugural HR Impact Awards, which highlights those who go above and beyond in human resources at companies throughout the region.

The Best Places to Work results were calculated from anonymous employee surveys conducted by Quantum Workplace in conjunction with Columbus Business First. Employees gave feedback on workplace culture, their relationship with their supervisors, and their overall satisfaction.

“We’re so proud to be included on the Best Places to Work list for the sixth straight year because it comes from the direct feedback of our team members and it validates our mission to always put our people first when it comes to culture and business decisions,” said Champion President and CEO Brian Yeager.

Berner was selected as an HR Impact Honoree from a nomination pool of more than 60 applicants for her dedication to employee wellbeing and her personalized approach to professional development, meaning each of Champion’s team members has an individual development plan to help them achieve and feel fulfilled in their career. Under her HR leadership, Champion’s culture has flourished over time through the implementation of many programs that make employees feel valued and keep their passion alive at work.

“I’m inspired every day by our Champion team, who I truly believe are the hardest-working group of people in Central Ohio,” said Berner. “It’s an honor to be recognized for an award in my field, which is my passion and never feels like work because of the people I get to spend my days with.”

Champion and Berner will be recognized, along with the other great Central Ohio companies on this list, at the Best Places to Work Awards gala on November 3, at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus.


About The Champion Companies

Founded in 2010, The Champion Companies is a real estate investment, development and management firm. Champion owns and manages 5,000 Class A apartments in Central Ohio. Champion has been named a Columbus Business First Fast 50 company for eight consecutive years. Champion has also been recognized for its philanthropic efforts as a five-time recipient of the Corporate Citizenship Award and a recipient of the Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service.