May 02, 2011 09:30 ET

Helios VIP Reception Honors Apollo Awards Finalists, Provides New Book Sneak Peek

Region's Top Leaders for Employee Development Inspire Book on Building Organizational Cultures

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - May 2, 2011) - Helios, a provider of human capital management solutions that optimize workforce and business operations, will honor the 2011 Helios Apollo Awards finalists at a VIP reception on May 12, and will provide a sneak peek of Helios' new book.

The Helios Apollo Awards, the premier awards program recognizing employers in the Washington metropolitan region that excel in employee development initiatives, inspired the new book, Building a Culture of Intention, Visionary CEOs Define Organizational Culture. The book, which will be available to the public June 1, features several Apollo Award winners and other business leaders' inspiring stories of building cultures of intention.

"We are thrilled to announce that this year's reception will provide a sneak peek of our new book, which is especially fitting as we'll have many of the contributors in attendance," said Kathy Albarado, president and CEO, Helios HR. "The reception will truly be a celebration and recognition of the D.C. area business leaders that value their employees."

The VIP reception in Mclean, Va. will also feature a book signing by several of the contributors, including:

  • David Baxa, President & CEO, VISTAtsi
  • Jere Brown, CEO, Dimension Data Americas
  • Doug Clark, President & CEO, Métier
  • Susan Evans, President, Evans Inc.
  • Pamela Michell, Executive Director, New Hope Housing
  • Beth Monroe, President, JustinBradley
  • Ted Rose, President, CEO and Founder, Rose Financial Services
  • Elizabeth Shea, President & CEO, SpeakerBox Communications
  • Laura Smith, Managing Director of US Human Resources

For a complete list of the 2011 Apollo Award finalists, please visit

Helios will announce the winners of the 2011 Apollo Awards on Wednesday, June 1 at the Hilton in McLean, Va. For event registration information, please visit

About Helios

Helios provides custom human capital management solutions to attract, retain, develop and engage an organization's "core" - its people. Our delivery models include outsourced human capital management, consulting, and recruitment. For more information, visit

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