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WorldatWork Honors Helen Darling, NBGH President, with Prestigious Keystone Award
Date:6/5/2009

WASHINGTON, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Helen Darling, President of the National Business Group on Health, was awarded the prestigious Keystone Award by the Board of Directors of WorldatWork on June 2 at their annual meeting in Seattle. The Keystone Award is the highest honor granted by the association to an individual in recognition of sustained contributions to the field of human resources, total rewards, compensation and benefits.

In presenting the award, WorldatWork President Anne Ruddy said: "Helen Darling has worked tirelessly to drive today's healthcare agenda for controlling costs, improving patient safety and quality of health care. The Keystone Award recognizes individuals who have had a profound impact on the profession. Their vision and innovation create pathways for businesses and HR practitioners to follow."

Ms. Darling has a distinguished record of leadership and achievement in the human resources field. Prior to becoming President of the NBGH, Ms. Darling served as a health care benefits practice leader at Watson Wyatt Worldwide. Previously, she directed the purchasing of health benefits and disability at Xerox Corporation for 55 thousand U.S. employees, plus their dependents and retirees.

"It is a great honor to receive this award from WorldatWork," said Ms. Darling, in accepting the award. "The role of HR professionals has never been more important. This is the year for change and for national healthcare reform. HR professionals have a great opportunity to be leaders that their companies and our nation need, and to play a key role in controlling health costs and improving the health of their employees and families."

WorldatWork is a global, non-profit membership association of over 30,000 professionals in human resources dedicated to knowledge leadership, education, certification, publications, knowledge resources, conferences and research.

The National Business Group on Health (NBGH) is a non-profit membership organization of more than 300 members, including 60 of the Fortune 100. NBGH is devoted to providing practical solutions to its employer-members' most important health care problems and serving as the voice for large employers on national health care issues and public policy. Its members purchase health and disability benefits for over 55 million people. For more information, visit www.businessgrouphealth.org.


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