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GL group’s CEO Honored with Gold Executive of the Year Award and HR Department Named as Bronze Human Resources Department of the Year in 2017 American Business Awards

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017


GL group’s CEO Honored with Gold Executive of the Year Award and HR Department Named as Bronze Human Resources Department of the Year in 2017 American Business Awards


GL group stands out among 3,600 nominations  


St. Louis, MO – June 13, 2017GL group’s CEO, Gary Jaffe, and the company’s Human Resources Department were named the winners of a Gold (Executive of the Year – Gary Jaffe) and Bronze (Human Resource Department of the Year) Stevie® Award in the 15th Annual American Business Awards.


More than 3,600 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, and App of the Year, among others.


GL group’s CEO, Gary Jaffe was nominated in the Executive of the Year category and won a Gold Stevie® in that category. GL group’s HR department was nominated in the Human Resources Department of the Year category and won a Bronze Stevie® in that category.


“We are truly honored to have been selected for these awards. With any business decision we make, we focus on simply doing the right thing for our business and our employees,” says Gary Jaffe, CEO of GL group. “These awards recognize that our success is a direct result of focusing on our employees.”


More than 190 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners. Judges provided feedback about GL group that included, “Robust business growth and revenues are always the hallmark of excellent executive strategy, however when growth and revenues are achieved as a result of sustained commitment to employee well-being and advocacy for literacy, then we’ve hit upon something extraordinary.”


“Each year the judges find the quality and variety of the nominations to be greater than the year before. The 2017 competition was intense and every organization that has won should be proud,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.


Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2017 Stevie winners are available at  Winners will be presented with their awards on June 20 in New York City.


About GL group

GL group is a premier provider of literature, educational materials, and creative solutions that bring learning and imagination to the world. Family-owned and operated, GL group is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and is the parent company for Booksource, Peaceable Kingdom, Turtleback Books, and Jaffe Book Solutions. At GL group we always strive to do the right thing. For our business, that means putting our people first. Our benefits and unique culture empower our employees at work and at home, fostering a family-friendly workplace where health, passion, and education are as important to us as the bottom line. As a result of our culture, we have continued to grow our business since 1974, providing exceptional service to our customers and vendors along the way.


About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at


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