FMI Corporation, provider of management consulting and investment banking services, is honored with the 2018 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. This is the highest civilian award an employer can receive in recognition of support for its employee members of the National Guard and Reserve components of the U.S. Armed Forces.

FMI was one of 2,350 employers nominated in 2018 and among the 15 final award recipients. Since the award was introduced in 1996, only 250 companies have received it.

Chris Daum, CEO of FMI, states, “It’s an honor to receive this recognition because it allows our company to express how grateful we are for the men and women who selflessly serve our country and the cause of freedom while asking nothing in return. We are grateful for and indebted to all past and current FMI employees who have served our country in both peacetime and war, whether at home or overseas.”

Nominations come from guard or reserve members who are employed by the organization they nominate. The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) program received nominations for employers in all 50 states, Guam-CNMI, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia.

Maj. Jay Snyder, FMI’s technology practice leader, adds, “Like other service members, my military service and commitment to protecting the U.S. and our way of life is one of my strongest personal principles. FMI has provided unwavering support to those who have donned the uniform and served our country. Patriotism is woven into the culture of FMI. Military veterans are found throughout the company, from senior leadership, consultants and corporate staff. The company encourages and recognizes our past and present service members in a way that comes naturally. This culture and appreciation of military service are emblematic of FMI’s core values and a great model for others to embrace.”