Pioneer Services wins Stevie Award for Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program

Company's 'Quality of Life Initiatives for Military Families' recognized as one of the best

Pioneer Services received a Stevie Award for the Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program last night at the Fourth Annual American Business Awards banquet in New York City. Hosted by CNN anchor Ali Velshi, the awards ceremony was podcasted live on the Internet and broadcasted nationwide on radio.

Called "the business world's own Oscars" by The New York Post, the awards are the only national, all-encompassing business awards program honoring great performances in the workplace. More than 1,500 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in several categories. Other winners in both the company and individual categories included Capital One, Harrah's Entertainment, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and Network Solutions. Pioneer Services was a finalist for five Stevies, including Best Overall Company, Best Executive, Best Human Resources Executive, and Best MIS and IT Executive.

Chief Marketing Officer Karen Von Der Bruegge accepted the award for Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program on behalf of Pioneer Services, acknowledging the company's commitment to quality of life issues for military families and the communities it serves.

"Pioneer Services is proud to be recognized as a business community leader in social responsibility," said Tom Holcom, president of Pioneer Financial Services, Inc. "Our company's focus on the financial health and well-being of our military customers and the communities we serve is ingrained in our corporate culture. We are proud that the hard work and personal commitment our associates make every day to improve the lives of military families have been recognized by the American Business Awards."