H&R Block Recognizes 2016 Henry W. Bloch Award for Excellence in Client Service
Last week, H&R Block recognized 19 company and franchise associates for going above and beyond for their clients at the 2016 Henry W. Bloch Excellence in Client Service awards dinner. The awards recognize H&R Block tax-office associates for their extraordinary client service, exceptional tax expertise and ongoing commitment to company values.
The award is named in honor of Henry W. Bloch, co-founder and honorary chairman of H&R Block and chairman of The H&R Block Foundation. More than six decades ago, Henry Bloch and his brother, Richard Bloch, began preparing taxes for clients with a clear principle in mind – providing exemplary service for a fair cost. That principle is still lived out today – in Henry, in the 19 award winners, and in every H&R Block associate.
Award winners visited the company’s world headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. Their visit included a tour of the state-of-the-art facility, luncheon and photos with Henry Bloch and the awards ceremony with H&R Block senior management.
“Henry remains committed to exceptional client service,” said Karen Orosco, H&R Block senior vice president – U.S. Retail Sales & Service, in her opening address to the winners at the awards dinner. “And so does H&R Block. Just like you, Henry believes in hard work. Just like you, he believes in giving back. And just like you, he believes in improving clients’ lives through taxes. This is about Henry’s vision, your dedication and the good you have done for your clients.”
Sandra Pinckney, Ypsilanti, MI
Dora Robinson, Asheville, NC
Janice Bodemer, Wauwatosa, WI
Meg McCabe, East Hampton, CT
Joan Greenley, Peekskill, NY
Kathy Van Nostrand, Queensbury, NY
Darlene Love, Monroeville, PA
Carl Scott, Fort Meyers, FL
Stephen Miller, Vero Beach, FL
April Osborne, Greenville, SC
Nikki Griebel, Portland, OR
Daniel Burns, El Paso, TX
Sharon Solsvik, Issaquah, WA
Bobbie Cather, Salem, OR
Elaine Bond, Sterling, VA
Patty DeSimone, Coralville, IA
Joann Singleton, New Boston, TX
Ruth Knab, Chesapeake Bay, MD
Wanda Smith, Wichita Falls, TX
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H&R Block co-founder Henry Bloch meets with incoming president and CEO, Jeff Jones.
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