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May 26, 2011

Krieg DeVault is pleased to announce that Partner and Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Chair Sharon B. Hearn was recently presented with the national 2011 Membership Recruitment Award for a Professional Member by the ESOP Association.

The award was presented at the Association's 34th 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.
Ms. Hearn has been involved with the ESOP community at the state and national level for many years. She is an active member of the Association serving on its national Legislative and Regulatory Advisory Committee, editing Legal Update articles printed in the Association’s monthly “ESOP Report” and speaking at the Association’s state and national ESOP conferences. In addition Ms. Hearn currently serves as the Indiana Chapter's Treasurer.

"It is my pleasure to present Sharon with the 2011 Professional Membership Recruitment Award for the outstanding work she has done to promote employee ownership through the ESOP model," said J. Michael Keeling, ESOP Association President. "A major part of her promotion of employee ownership is successfully leading her clients to be members of The ESOP Association."
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.

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