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ASU Group Wins 2015 Employee Ownership Month Poster Contest

by The ESOP Association | May 07, 2015
Employee Ownership Month Poster Contest

For Immediate Release: May 7, 2015 

ASU Group Wins 2015 Employee Ownership Month Poster Contest

May 7, 2015 (Washington, DC) – ASU Group, an employee-owned company located in Okemos, Michigan, has been selected by The ESOP Association as its 2015 Employee Ownership Month Poster Contest Winner. The winning poster design was unveiled at the Association’s 38th Annual Conference in Washington, DC. The ESOP Association is the national trade association for companies with employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and the leading voice in America for employee ownership.

ASU Group, founded in 1952, was originally called Michigan Claim Service and began providing independent claims adjusting services for insurance companies in lower Michigan. Over the years, the company expanded to encompass all of Michigan and diversified into risk management, catastrophe adjusting, medical review and case management to reflect the diverse services for the insurance and risk industry. In time, the group changed from being known as Michigan Claim Service to The ASU Group. In 1981, the founders formed the ESOP, and in 1996, ASU Group became 100% employee-owned. 

According to the company’s website: “ASU’s status as an ESOP organization not only benefits our employee owners, but also benefits our clients. By its very nature, our ESOP allows each employee to be self-motivated and to think and act like an owner. Each employee has a stake in the success of our clients and in the future success of the company.”

ASU Group’s poster was chosen as the 2015 winner because of the idea it expressed: Flying as a team gives our ESOP wings

The winning poster will be used by The ESOP Association to promote Employee Ownership Month, which takes place every October and is a celebration of the incredible spirit of employee ownership. For more information about Employee Ownership Month, please visit: http://www.esopassociation.org/advocate/employee-ownership-month.


Employee Ownership Month Poster Contest Winner, ASU Group with ESOPAssociation President, J. Michael Keeling

2015 Employee Ownership Month Poster Contest Winner, ASU Group of Okemos, Michigan pictured at the 24th Annual Awards Ceremony with ESOP Association President, J. Michael Keeling.

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The ESOP Association is the national trade association for companies with employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and the leading voice in America for employee ownership. The core cause of The ESOP Association is the belief that employee ownership will improve American competitiveness, increase productivity through greater employee participation, and strengthen our free enterprise economy. More information: website - www.esopassociation.org and blog – www.esopassociationblog.org.

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Amy Gwiazdowski

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