Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Conrad Gutierrez Wins Sherman Griffiths Officer of the Year Award

Dan Flanigan Longwood Security Harbor Point Operations Manager, Scott F. Ployer, Director of Operations for Corcoran Mullins Jennison Management, Conrad Gutierrez with wife Luselita, Levent Tekin, Regional Marketing Director for CMJ Management, Roger Willwerth, CMJ Property Administrator for Harbor Point, Jack Connelly, President, Longwood Security Dan Flanigan Longwood Security Harbor Point Operations Manager, Scott F. Ployer, Director of Operations for Corcoran Mullins Jennison Management, Conrad Gutierrez with wife Luselita, Levent Tekin, Regional Marketing Director for CMJ Management, Roger Willwerth, CMJ Property Administrator for Harbor Point, Jack Connelly, President, Longwood Security
Sherman Griffiths was a Longwood Medical Area Security Officer and later a Boston Police Detective, who gave his life in the line of duty executing a search warrant in 1987. Detective Griffiths was considered a “gentle giant” known for his dedication to public service and his ability to connect with the people in the communities he served. Each year, Longwood Security commemorates Detective Griffiths’ memory by selecting the officer (among hundreds) that best expresses his special people skills and caring.

This year’s Sherman Griffiths Officer of the Year recipient is Conrad Gutierrez. In November, Conrad received special recognition during Longwood’s Annual Awards & Employee Appreciation Day Ceremony, which recognizes the contributions of employees who have consistently demonstrated the highest standards of excellence.

Conrad serves the Harbor Point Residential Community as the lead dispatcher. He joined Longwood Security in 2003, after seven years of active duty in the US Army. In addition to the skills he gained in the Army as a Communications (COMSEC) Specialist, Conrad also applies his multilingual skills in responding to the needs of the Harbor Point community: In addition to English, Conrad is fluent Spanish, Portuguese, and French. Because he is well known throughout the community for his caring approach and calming influence during stressful situations, award presenter Peter Scott shared a statement by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that epitomize the qualities expressed by Conrad: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.”

Conrad was selected from a number of deserving finalists for this year’s Sherman Griffiths Award:
 
                Fred Higginbottom          Children’s Hospital

                Paul Drake                       Berklee College of Music

                Krishner Deonarine          Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
  
                Oscar Gonzales                 Museum of Fine Arts

                Dela Tsagli                       Newbury College

Longwood Security offers its congratulations and deepest appreciation to Conrad Gutierrez!