Member News: August 2023
Wagman named outstanding Navy Reserve employer
Wagman Heavy Civil, Inc. was recognized as one of America’s outstanding Navy Reserve employers at the annual Navy Employer Recognition Event in June.
“Wagman fully supports my military career,” said Jerry Whitlock, Design-Build Manager with Wagman Heavy Civil and a Commander in the Reserve Navy Civil Engineer Corp. “Most importantly, in my eight years with the company, never once has anyone at Wagman – supervisor, peer or subordinate – ever complained or questioned when I had to leave for military duty, no matter the hardship it put the company in or how much, if any, notice I was able to provide.”
Wagman has embraced policies designed to attract, retain and support veterans and reservists in its workforce, said Lisa Wagman Glezer, President of Wagman, Inc. The company actively recruits individuals transitioning out of military service and works with military liaisons to identify the best jobs for individual veterans. The company supports and plans around reservists’ regular duties and deployments, and celebrates safe return of employees from a deployment. Reservists and veterans are also acknowledged during internal company communications and podcasts.
Wagman regularly honors military members, veterans and reservists on social media and conducts an annual care package initiative in partnership with For the Love of a Veteran.
“For at least 10 years, we have been sending supplies to the troops during holidays,” Wagman Glezer said. “Employees have the option to supply the name of a friend or family member if they want to direct a care package to someone. Years ago, an employee asked to direct a care package to his brother who was serving overseas, which we did. Several years later, the brother retired from the military and, after taking some time off, came to work for us alongside his brother.”