Unemployment Insurance Interstate Benefits Award of Excellence Presented to Denise Beckwith

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For Immediate Release

WASHINGTON - Earlier this week, the National Association of Workforce Agencies held its 2020 Unemployment Insurance (UI) Interstate Benefits and Federal Programs Training in Kansas City, Missouri. During the event, Denise Beckwith, UI Division Director, Georgia Department of Labor, was presented with the UI Interstate Benefits Award of Excellence.

Ms. Beckwith was recognized for her contributions to the UI Interstate Benefits Subcommittee. She served the Subcommittee for over a decade as the NASWA Region IV representative and as co-chair of the Technology workgroup. Her recent promotion to UI Director for the Department of Labor is a recognition of her experience and commitment to the integrity of the unemployment insurance program. 

"Denise's impeccable memory, resourcefulness, expertise and business knowledge in programs specific to the UI Interstate Subcommittee have undeniably contributed to the success of this group and the programs on which they collaborate," said Scott B. Sanders, Executive Director of NASWA. "Her commitment to excellence within a complex subject matter is a terrific example of what can be achieved when one is dedicated to making a difference in their profession."

"Denise's undeniable commitment to the citizens of Georgia is witnessed through outstanding management and policy administration for almost 25 years," said Georgia Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler. "Her tenure and leadership have molded Georgia's UI programming, creating a system that leads the nation in cutting edge strategic collaboration providing cost-effective benefits for the unemployed, the business community, and Georgia government. We are very proud of her accomplishments and celebrate this tremendous recognition with Denise."

For more information, visit NASWA's 2018 Unemployment Insurance Interstate Benefits and Federal Training.



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