Leading service provider placed seven in large company category & honored CEO Kathy McHale for outstanding leadership


PHILADELPHIA (APRIL 19, 2019) – SPIN CEO Kathy McHale has been honored by The Philadelphia Inquirer’s prestigious 2019 Leadership Award for large companies and led CEO to its 10th consecutive Top Workplaces honor. The company was ranked seven in the Top Workplaces large company category. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.


“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”


“Our employees are the heartbeat of SPIN and are the reason why we are a Top Workplace,” said Kathy McHale, president & CEO of SPIN. “Our mission to create a life of possibilities extends well beyond the children and adults we support. We also want to ensure a life of possibilities for our amazing employees who give so much of themselves to make possibilities a reality. Thank you to The Philadelphia Inquirer, and our wonderful SPIN family that made these achievements and honor possible.”


“Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy,” Claffey said. “It’s an achievement organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It’s a big deal.”



Alongside being named a Top Workplace, SPIN President & CEO Kathy McHale was honored as the 2019 Leadership Award recipient in the large company category. She was honored with this award based on employee response through the anonymous survey. McHale has worked for SPIN since 1983, and took the reins of CEO in 2011. Under McHale’s leadership, SPIN has been named an Autism Center for Excellence, and also has been designated a Star Four preschool program by the Department of Education. McHale leads with the SPIN pillars, focusing on People First, Professionalism, Performance Excellence and Productivity, and is committed to providing high-quality services for people with disability, as well as its children in its inclusive preschool programs.





About SPIN

A 501(c)(3) non-profit, SPIN (Special People in Northeast) is a leading provider of supports for children and adults with autism, intellectual and developmental disability in Greater Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley. SPIN also provides high-quality, early care and education for children of all abilities. Headquartered in Northeast Philadelphia, SPIN has been named a Top Workplace for 10 consecutive years by Philly.com. SPIN has also been named an Autism Center for Excellence by Community Behavioral Health. For more information, visit www.spininc.org or www.facebook.com/SPINInc


About Energage, LLC

Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 57,000 organizations representing well over 19 million employees in the United States.


Media contact:

Jennifer Hughes, SPIN