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MorganFranklin’s Ashley Baquié Named Winner of 2011 HR Leadership Award

MorganFranklin's Vice President of Human Resources honored at 10th Annual HR Leadership Awards of Greater Washington in category for companies with fewer than 1,000 employees.

McLean, Virginia – July 5, 2011
MorganFranklin Corporation, a business and technology consulting firm that delivers financial management, performance improvement, and national security solutions to government and industry clients, announced that Vice President of Human Resources Ashley Baquié was awarded the prestigious "Leadership Award" for companies with fewer than 1,000 employees, presented by the Human Resource Leadership Awards (HRLA) of Greater Washington. Winners of the 2011 awards were announced at the 10th Annual HR Leadership Awards Gala held on June 14. Baquié was recognized for excelling in her role as a senior human resource professional whose influence and leadership enable her organization to achieve improved business performance. She was also named a finalist for the "Mentoring Award," recognizing her commitment to advancing the growth and development of HR and other professionals within MorganFranklin.

"I am extremely honored to be recognized by the Human Resource Leadership Awards of Greater Washington," said Baquié, who has 15 years of experience serving in HR leadership roles. "This recognition is a reflection of the entire MorganFranklin HR team's commitment to improving business performance and advancing the company's strategic goals while nurturing our employees as a trustworthy advocate. It is a privilege to be recognized alongside the other 2011 HRLA honorees, finalists, and awardees, all of whom are exemplary professionals who embody the essential characteristics of true HR leaders. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the HR Leadership Awards organization for its important work over the past 10 years to promote, advance, and recognize human resource excellence in the D.C. region."

The HR Leadership Awards of Greater Washington congratulated Baquié for demonstrating vision, service, and commitment in transforming MorganFranklin's HR department into a full-service, compliant, highly cost- and process-efficient engine founded on best practices. Since joining MorganFranklin in 2009, Baquié is credited with implementing many critical programs and efficiencies that have generated significant cost savings while enhancing benefits and services to employees. She was also recognized for demonstrating her commitment to ethical business conduct, innovation, strategic leadership, and mentoring.

"In 2010, Ashley and her team enabled us to confidently enter an era of tremendous growth and international expansion while building the foundation of a solid internal department—none of which would have been possible a couple of short years ago," said Robert Morgan, CEO and co-founder of MorganFranklin. "On behalf of the entire MorganFranklin family, I congratulate Ashley and her HR team for this tremendous accomplishment."

MorganFranklin was also recently awarded the 2011 Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE), marking the fourth consecutive year that the firm has been recognized by the AWE. In addition, the company recently received the American Heart Association's (AHA) Start! Fit-Friendly certification for the third consecutive year.

The Human Resource Leadership Awards are the only independent awards that promote and advance excellence in the HR profession in the greater Washington, D.C., area. Established in 2001, the awards celebrate outstanding service and strategic vision in the areas of organizational leadership, risk-taking, innovation, vision, communication, service to the broader community, and commitment to ethical behavior. To learn more, visit

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About MorganFranklin Consulting

MorganFranklin is a strategy and execution-focused business consulting firm and professional advisor. The company provides strategic thinking and hands-on support to help public companies, fast-growing private companies, and government clients manage growth and maximize performance. The firm delivers strategy, accounting and transaction services, risk and compliance, and information management and technology solutions. MorganFranklin is headquartered in the Washington, D.C., area and has supported clients in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

MorganFranklin Consulting is the brand name referring to the global organization of MorganFranklin, Inc. and its subsidiary MorganFranklin Consulting, LLC.