Best Places to Work
HORAN has been named a finalist for four years in a row, 2009-2012, in the Cincinnati Business Courier’s Best Places to Work program. In 2009, HORAN won the award in the medium size company category.
Best Places to Work is based on the results of anonymous employee surveys, measuring employee trust in management and coworkers, work-force engagement and finding out how employees feel about management effectiveness, trust and commitment to professional development. The survey results are analyzed by an independent research company to determine winners in four categories based on company size.
"HORAN’s internal work environment translates into wonderful outcomes for our clients," said Terry Horan, President of HORAN. "Our clients and partners receive the type of service, respect, and care that occurs when employees have a positive environment and ultimately enjoy what they do every day. We are committed to continuous improvement, to keep learning from our team, and to grow as we strive to deliver outstanding solutions to our clients. We want to constantly improve because we believe that is how we will grow and continue to provide outstanding service and value to our clients. HORAN is honored to receive this designation."
HORAN Wins Healthiest Employer Award for Second Year in a Row
HORAN won the Cincinnati Business Courier's 2013 Healthiest Employers of Greater Cincinnati award in the 2-99 employees category. This is the second year in a row that HORAN has won their category.
The HORAN wellness program was started in 2007 and currently has a 100 percent participation rate in at least one of the wellness program components. The program involves biometric testing, on-site wellness coaching and employee wellness challenges.
"I believe the employees of HORAN are the most valued assets of the company," said Terry Horan, President and CEO of HORAN. "The purpose of our wellness program is to protect those assets by providing every HORAN employee with the tools and resources needed to achieve optimal health."
The winners and finalists were selected based on an online assessment which ranks the applicants based on their answers to questions regarding cultural commitment, components of an established wellness program, communication and marketing and analysis of the wellness data gathered.
Other 2013 award winners include Gallatin Steel, Duke Realty Corp., Northern Kentucky University and HORAN client, TriHealth.
Terry Horan Awarded 2013 Beacon of Light Humanitarian Award
Terence L. Horan, President and CEO of HORAN, received the 2013 Beacon of Light Humanitarian Award from Lighthouse Youth Services. The award is given to recognize individuals whose civic contributions make them role models in the Greater Cincinnati area. Those recognized have demonstrated leadership, service and community impact. Lighthouse held the Beacon of Light Humanitarian Awards Gala on May 11, 2013.
Lighthouse has been honoring individuals in the community with the Beacon of Light award since 1995. The proceeds from the gala will benefit the Lighthouse Community School, a chartered school sponsored by Cincinnati Public Schools that supports students who come from challenging circumstances.
HORAN has been a long-time supporter of the work Lighthouse Youth Services does for the community, who has been providing social services to children, youth and families in Southeastern Ohio since 1969.
Lighthouse is nationally recognized as an innovator in services for families in crisis, for homeless youth and young adults, for youth learning to become self-sufficient, and in foster care for abused or neglected children.
The other 2013 Beacon of Light winners are Herb Brown and Brynne Colletti.
HORAN’s Karen Mueller Honored with Butler County United Way’s Otis Briggs Outstanding Volunteer Award
HORAN’s Karen Mueller, CBC, Executive Vice President at HORAN, received the Otis Briggs Outstanding Volunteer Award at the Butler County United Way’s annual “Day of Caring” on Friday, April 26, 2013. The award was first established in 1996 in honor of the award’s name sake, Otis Briggs, former executive director of the Butler County United Way from 1943-1976.
“United Way’s work can be summarized into four words: Give today, change tomorrow,’” said board chair Mueller. “The change we need to see would not be possible without our amazing volunteers.”
Mueller joined Butler County United Way in 2007 and currently serves as board’s chairperson.
“Both professionally and personally, Karen is involved with numerous organizations that foster strategic alliances designed to create mutually beneficial partnerships,” said Shelly Wallpe, last year’s Otis Briggs Outstanding Award recipient. “Karen is a keen listener and creatively crafts responses to the challenges of today and the future.”
Karen is also the Chairperson of the West Chester Chamber Alliance Board of Trustees and serves on the Baden High School Advisory Board, chairing their Development Committee.
Cheryl Campbell Awarded 2013 Woman of Distinction from Girl Scouts of Western Ohio
Cheryl Campbell, Vice President of Marketing, was awarded 2013 Woman of Distinction from the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio on March 12, 2013 at ceremony held at the Queen City Club. The Woman of Distinction Award honors women in the Cincinnati region who are at the forefront of their community, acting as leaders to face issues relating to women and girls. Their insights and leadership gained through personal experience make the award recipients role models for females in the workplace and surrounding community.
“It is very humbling. The Girl Scouts is an organization that has so many extraordinary volunteers and talented and bright women who make a difference in the organization and the lives of young women every single day. And, the women who have been honored by this award are incredibly smart, successful and key contributors to our community. I am very honored,” said Cheryl.
Cheryl has mentored numerous young women and considers her greatest successes to be the career advancements of those who have worked for her.
Karen Mueller Selected as ATHENA® Award Finalist
Karen Mueller, Executive Vice President at HORAN, is a finalist for the Cincy Magazine’s 2012 ATHENA®Awards. The award is named for the Greek Goddess of wisdom and courage, and highlights women in the Greater Cincinnati community who embody these two characteristics. The women selected as finalists for the award have attained professional excellence, helped their communities through service and acted as role models and mentors by giving their guidance to other women in the area.
A panel of judges will select the winner of the ATHENA® Award at an event held at The Cintas Center at Xavier University on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. The event will be hosted by WLWT-TV News 5 Anchor Sheree Paolello and feature Dr. Venus Opal Reese, CEO and Founder of Defy Impossible Inc. as a keynote speaker.
The program is in its seventh year and is a branch of ATHENA International, an organization with the mission to support and recognize women around the world.
Past award recipients include Dr. Judith Harmony, former professor of pharmacology and cell biophysics at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Medicine, in 2010 and Annie Ruth, a visual artist, author, arts educator and President and CEO at Eye of the Artists, in 2011.
LEGACY Next Generation Leader Awards
Nicholas (Nick), Reilly, Portfolio Manager and Principal at HORAN Capital Advisors, was selected as a winner in The 2012 Third Annual Next Generation Leader Awards (NGLA) on July 19, 2012. This program is designed to salute and applaud the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati region’s young professionals ages 21 to 40 for significant accomplishments in their chosen professional field, as well as their commitment and contribution to the community, demonstrated leadership and overall impact on our region.
The NGLA Awards were given out in 10 distinct categories at a reception and dinner at the Madison Event Center in Covington, Kentucky. Nick was named the winner in the Business and Financial Services category.
A graduate of Miami University, Nick serves on the Board of Advisors of St. Joseph Orphanage, the St. Xavier High School's Endowment Committee and the Finance Committee of All Saints Parish.
Five Star Wealth Managers Awards
HORAN is proud to have the opportunity to celebrate our group of Five Star Wealth Managers and their accomplishments. Terry Horan, Tim Powell, Geoffrey Solomon and David Lohre have been selected as 2012 Five Star Wealth Managers as a result of their commitment to building their clients’ wealth and creating a better life for their clients’ families.
The Five Star Professional organization selects those who are awarded through a process which includes an assessment of the objectives linked to providing quality wealth management services as well as review of regulatory and consumer complaints.
Congratulations to Terry, Tim, Geoffrey and David on their achievements. Their hard work has allowed them to attain a level of success that has been reached by fewer than 7 percent of the area’s wealth managers. This incredible honor reflects HORAN’s mission to protect our clients’ future, today.
Goering Center for Family and Private Business at the University of Cincinnati
The Goering Center for Family and Private Business at the University of Cincinnati named HORAN as a 2010 Family & Private Business Honoree in the 50+ years in business category.
A panel of independent judges, influential leaders in the community, selected 49 finalists from over 300 nominations. From these elite 49, the nominees were narrowed to three award winners in each category. HORAN was named with Steinhauser, Inc. as the two honorees in the 50+ years category. HORAN met all 10 best practices of the requirements.
Cincinnati Business Courier's 2012 Healthiest Employer Award
On April 26th, HORAN was named first place winner in the Cincinnati Business Courier’s Healthiest Employers of Greater Cincinnati, and honored for its commitment to creating a healthy workplace. HORAN was selected in its size category, based on number of employees, for creating and implementing one of the most outstanding health and wellness programs among local companies.
Wellness programs provide a number of benefits for employers including reducing or containing health-care costs and increasing productivity. For HORAN, the wellness program also helps the company set an example for its clients, letting HORAN demonstrate the newest and most effective strategies for keeping employees healthy.
In addition to developing an internal program, HORAN has created the HORAN Health Management Way, and has begun to roll this initiative out to our clients. According to HORAN’s Jessica Woodward and Carrie Glandorf, Co-Chairs of HORAN’s Wellness Team, “The HORAN Health Management Way helps the company to design wellness programs for clients based on their stage of involvement and readiness to incorporate wellness in their corporate culture. The goal is to customize the Health Management Way to clients based on culture, readiness, resources, motivation and other factors each employer has in place in terms of wellness.”
St. Xavier High School 2011 Insignis Award
Terry Horan, President and CEO of HORAN, received St. Xavier’s Insignis Award on May 3, 2011 at the annual President’s Dinner at Xavier University’s Cintas Center. This award is the highest honor the school can bestow on an alumnus, presented to a graduate who has served God, his family and his community in an outstanding manner.
“Terry Horan really represents somebody who has taken what he learned at St. Xavier and turned that into an extremely successful business,” Fr. Howe, St. Xavier High School President, said. “He is an outstanding husband and father. He has also given back very generously to the school, making sure other young men can benefit the way he did and carry on the tradition of excellence here.”
Terry and his wife Christy sent their three sons to St. X - grads Ryan (’97), Peter (’00) and Cary (’08). He has served on the St. X board of trustees – including a stint as board chair in 2003-04 – and also was general chairman for X-Travaganza 2007. Terry currently serves on the presidential advisory committee.
“I’ve never heard the word ‘no’ from Terry Horan,” Fr. Howe said. “He has always been enthusiastic and generous with his time and talent, willing to pitch in and do whatever we ask of him to help the school.”
West Chester Liberty Chamber Carlos Todd Business Person of the Year Award
The West Chester ▪ Liberty Chamber presented The 2011 Carlos Todd Business Person of the Year Award to Karen Mueller, at the annual dinner on March 16, 2011. Karen is an Executive Vice President and Partner at HORAN, concentrating on new business opportunities and corporate growth.
The award is presented to a business owner or executive who has demonstrated sound leadership and vision. “This year’s nominees and award winners are all talented professionals. I’m honored to be among this distinguished group and am committed to helping organizations in our community navigate the ever-changing health care landscape,” said Karen Mueller.
In her role, Karen works to find solutions for industry, community, client and prospective client challenges. Her 26 years of experience in the employee benefits industry has prepared Karen to serve as a valuable resource to company executives.
Karen is committed to serving the community and is a member of the Board of Trustees for both the West Chester ▪ Liberty Chamber Alliance and the United Way of Butler County.
Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service
In January, 2011 HORAN was chosen as one of the inaugural awardees of the Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service, presented by Smart Business. The award honors businesses of all types and sizes that make outstanding contributions to their community. Its purpose is to encourage a charitable environment, recognize creative efforts that make a difference and demonstrate the ties between the for-profit and nonprofit worlds.
“We are proud to honor companies and their employees who have gone above and beyond the call in investing time and resources in supporting our community”, stated Rick Chiricosta, President and CEO of Medical Mutual of Ohio. "I personally want to congratulate this year's recipients for their understanding of commitment to community. That is what the Pillar Award is all about--leading by example and helping to improve the quality of life for Southwestern Ohioans and Northern Kentuckians".