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FREE NAMED OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER

10/21/2009 ~ Gaylen Russell Free has been named Keys Energy Services’ (KEYS) Outstanding Employee of the Fourth Quarter for 2009.

Free has worked for the Utility for 30 years and currently serves as KEYS’ Line Supervisor in the Transmission & Distribution department. In his current capacity, he is responsible for overseeing Transmission & Distribution crews and KEYS’ contractors.

The Employee of the Quarter Committee selects an employee four times a year for this award. Employees are considered for the award after being nominated by their peers and/or supervisors. Final selection of the outstanding employee is based on several factors, which include attendance, attitude, efficiency, initiative, and job performance, among others.

Free was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and moved to the Florida Keys in 1962. He is a graduate of Key West High School and lives in Big Coppitt with his wife Kim and daughter Lindsey, age 12. His son Joshua, age 20, is enlisted in the United States Army and is stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.

The Utility Board will recognize Free as the Outstanding Employee of the Fourth Quarter for 2009 during their regular meeting on Wednesday, October 28th. His name will be engraved on a perpetual plaque that hangs in the William Arnold Service Building lobby, he will receive a $250 bonus, and an extra day off.

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