AJAX, ON, Sept. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Veridian's Manager of Public Affairs
has been recognized for her dedication to health care, volunteerism and
leadership. The Rouge Valley Health System Foundation's Board of
Directors presented Diana Hills-Milligan with the 2012 Howard
Sokolowski Award following the Ajax and Pickering Mayors' Charity Golf
Classic held at Deer Creek Golf Course in Ajax.
Created in 2001, the award honours Howard Sokolowski, former CEO of
Tribute Communities, and his long and distinguished history of
volunteer service to Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering hospital. The
recipient is selected from a group of peers, groups and companies in
the business community who has devoted their time, shared their network
of contacts and committed their financial resources to benefit Rouge
Valley Ajax and Pickering hospital.
"From co-chairing the Foundation's TV auction in the late 1990s to being
part of the organizing committee for the Mayor's Golf Tournament since
2005 and the many events in between, Diana has been a selfless
volunteer for many years. Her dedication has encouraged others to be
part of the team because they know that their work changes lives,"
commented Chad Hanna, President and CEO, Rouge Valley Health System
"On behalf of the company's Board of Directors and its employees, I
would like to congratulate Diana on this much deserved recognition,"
said Veridian Chair Doug Dickerson. "Diana is a highly respected
individual among her peers and industry representatives. She has
represented Veridian with professionalism, and her commitment to job
excellence and positive attitude makes her an asset to Veridian and the
groups she dedicates her time to."
Hills-Milligan, who has been with Veridian for 28 years, acknowledged
past and current Veridian leadership for their support during her
acceptance speech. "I would like to thank John Wiersma and Michael
Angemeer for supporting my involvement and fundraising efforts with
Rouge Valley Ajax Pickering hospital. I'm honoured to be recognized as
this year's recipient of the Howard Sokolowski Award, and proud to be
making a difference in the lives of those who depend on healthcare in
Among her many associations with boards of trade and community groups,
Hills-Milligan is chair of the highly successful City of Pickering's
Mayor's Gala and oversees Veridian's annual United Way fundraising
campaign and Charity Golf Tournament.
Veridian Connections Inc. safely and reliably delivers electricity to
more than 115,000 customers in the Cities of Pickering and Belleville,
the Towns of Ajax, Port Hope and Gravenhurst, and the communities of
Uxbridge, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Orono, Port Perry, Beaverton,
Sunderland and Cannington. Veridian Connections Inc. is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Veridian Corporation. The City of Pickering, the Town of
Ajax, the Municipality of Clarington and the City of Belleville jointly
own Veridian Corporation.
For further information:
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Veridian Connections Inc.
905-427-9870, extension 2218