Recognizing Exceptional Performance

Each year, APC’s Waya Award honors a professional’s contributions and quality service to our clients with special acknowledgment for their dedication and exemplary work.

Cherokee for “Wolf,” the Waya is a sacred animal to Native Americans and symbolizes family, teamwork, intelligence, dignity, respect, pride in work, loyalty, and success of a mission.

2024 Waya Award Recipients

Jane Hutchinson-Barefoot
Jane Hutchinson-Barefoot
Global Customer Story Strategist / Project Manager - IBM


APC’s Waya Award recognizes an employee’s extraordinary professional contributions and quality service to our clients, as well as their integral role in advancing our client’s mission and fulfilling APC’s vision of positively impacting people’s lives.


All APC full-time employees are eligible. Due to IRS guidelines, we are unable to offer this award to non-employees subcontracting on our engagements.


Nominees must have consistently performed in an exemplary manner, exceeding the expectations of their position, and should demonstrate commitment to the mission of the company and reflect APC’s values:

  • Positive attitude
  • Excellence in performance
  • Integrity
  • High quality of work
  • Teamwork


All Client Managers are invited to participate in making nominations.
The Waya Award nomination form includes questions regarding the specific and current examples of the professional’s achievements and contributions that reflect the principle criteria and attributes mentioned above.

Selection Process

All nominations will be kept confidential before the selection process. Selection as a finalist relies on a multi-point system based on value, criteria and attributes. Please forward inquiries and concerns to mgmt@apcinc.com.

  • The Waya Award Administrator will coordinate nominations submitted with the Waya Award Committee for review and selection.

If you are a Client Manager and would like to recognize an APC Professional, please take a moment to complete the Waya Award Nomination Form and tell us why you think they deserve such an important honor from APC.

Award Prizes

All Nominees receive an APC Cornerstone Award acknowledging their value to the team.
Quarterly and Annual winners each receive:

  1. A letter of appreciation from the President
  2. Featured on APC social channels and in the APC Newsletter
  3. Recognition on the APC corporate website
  4. Engraved/commemorative award plaque
  5. $100 Gift Card

The annual Waya Award Winner receives:

  1. Travel and Hotel
  2. Value of $3,750 + tax
  3. Customized with the assistance of APC’s travel agent
  4. Time off must conform to client’s needs
  5. Must use own available personal time off

It is not necessary for winners to be present in order to receive their award prizes.

Past Winners

2024 Winners

2023 Winners

2022 Winners

2021 Winners

2020 Winners

2019 Winners

2018 Winners

2017 Winners

A special congratulations goes to our Annual Waya Award winner!
They will enjoy an all-expenses-paid trip courtesy of APC

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