Employee of the Year: Eugene DeBoise

We are proud to present our Companywide Employee of the Year Award for 2016 to Eugene DeBoise!

“A leader like Eugene is a gift to any organization, and in this particular case, one who has made a significant impact on ours,” explains his supervisor, Rene Cruz. “His passion for security runs high, wide and deep, and his commitment to our company cannot be understated.”

Eugene joined the Whelan team in 2006 as a relative newcomer to the contract security industry. For the last decade, Eugene has been a strong and sturdy presence at Gateway One, a 15-story office building located in the heart of downtown St. Louis, where he has served on the facility’s security team for nearly his entire Whelan career.

Eugene began his career as a Security Officer and progressively worked his way up to the role of Security Supervisor. He currently oversees a close-knit team of six security officers at Gateway One and actively works to ensure the delivery of world-class customer service to the account.

In addition to his local team members, new supervisors throughout the region are often sent to Gateway One to shadow Eugene and witness firsthand how he interacts with tenants and guests. As a testament to his mentor-style training, five of these supervisors have gone on to earn their own recognition awards in 2016, including four Making a Difference Awards and one Officer of the Month Award.

To learn more about Eugene, please read his profile in Values Magazine.