WALK Award

WALK Award

The WALK Award recognizes and rewards efforts made by managers who support the WALK mission of increasing the global representation of women at Kaman. Any employee can nominate a manager who actively coaches or mentors a woman at Kaman, actively incorporates WALK into their employees work environment, shares and encourages participation in WALK’s trainings and development opportunities, and provides opportunities to hire or promote women into the organization.

Award Eligibility

Any employee can nominate a manager who meets one or more of the criteria below:

  • Actively coaches or mentors a woman at Kaman
  • Actively incorporates WALK into their employees work environment
  • Shares and encourages participation in WALK's trainings and development activities
  • Provides opportunities to hire or promote women into the organization

Past WALK Award Recipients

2017

Stephanie Gregory, Customer Service Supervisor, Kaman Industrial Technologies

Ben Pollard, Engineering Manager, Kaman Composite Structures UK

Don Davis, Regional Manager, Kaman Industrial Technologies

2018

Agnes Jonczak, Customer Service Supervisor, Kaman Industrial Technologies

Steve Lehman, Senior Director of Process Operations, Kaman Industrial Technologies

Rikiese King, Director of Program Management, Kaman Integrated Structures & Metallics

Alexander Gamble, Senior Site Leader, Kaman Composites - Vermont

2019

Martha Gallagher, Director of Human Resources, Kaman Specialty Bearings & Engineered Products

Vanessa Smith, Area Human Resources Manager, Kaman Industrial Technologies

James Coogan, Vice President of Investor Relations & Business Development, Kaman Corporate

Lisa Ward, Executive Director of Program Management, Kaman Precision Products Middletown

2020

Bruce Dailey, Executive Director of Contracts/Compliance, Kaman Integrated Structures & Metallics

Malissa Nesmith, Senior Director of Business Development, Kaman Composites Wichita

Sean Cummings, Executive Director of Innovation, Kaman Precision Products Middletown

Allie Kedzior, Senior Value Stream Manager, Kaman Specialty Bearings & Engineered Products

2021

Jesse Ouellette, Associate Quality Manager, Kaman Specialty Bearings & Engineered Products