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2021 Payroll Trailblazer Award Recipients Announced

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DailyPay and the American Payroll Association Honor Payroll Heroes Who Demonstrate Leadership Qualities By Constantly Innovating and Implementing New Systems

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- DailyPay and the American Payroll Association announced five recipients of the 2021 DailyPay Payroll Trailblazer Award, which recognizes those in the payroll industry who coach others, recognize diversity and drive business value. Five deserving individuals were chosen from a solid field of entries and were announced on September 14 at the American Payroll Association's Payroll Leaders Conference, held in Las Vegas.

DailyPay Logo (PRNewsfoto/DailyPay)
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The 2021 Payroll Trailblazer Award Recipients are:

  • Wendy Cruz, Payroll/HR Specialist at MAS Restaurant Group, LLC, Houston, Texas

  • April Smith, Director of Payroll and Benefits, Senior Lifestyle, Chicago, Illinois

  • Jenny Bekker, CPP, Director of Payroll at Oldcastle Building Envelope, Fort Worth, Texas

  • Melissa Cushing, Director of Payroll, Intelycare, Inc., Quincy, Massachusetts

  • Aulcie Perry, US HR Payroll and Timekeeping Specialist at IKEA USA, LLC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Payroll leaders are always looking ahead to meet the evolving needs of employees and business," said Dan Maddux, executive director of the American Payroll Association. "These Trailblazers exemplify that ideal, they consistently move the evolution of pay forward to meet the ever-changing challenges of today's workplace."

"These payroll professionals are moving their employers and the practice of payroll forward by not just pushing for change, but by creating and implementing change for good. Among their successes, it is a great honor to see that several now allow employees access to their money on-demand, which is of utmost importance to ensure individuals and families have what they need," said DailyPay's Chief Innovation and Marketing Officer Jeanniey Walden. "We applaud these trailblazers for all they have accomplished in this past year, and look forward to watching their innovations enable us to rise together."

The recipients of the Payroll Trailblazer Award were announced on September 14th during the American Payroll Association's Payroll Leaders Conference, held in Las Vegas. To learn more about how payroll professionals are collaborating with their HR colleagues to resolve today's staffing concerns, join our webinar on October 12th at 1:00 p.m. ET.

About DailyPay
DailyPay, powered by its industry-leading technology platform, is on a mission to build a new financial system. Partnering with America's best-in-class employers, including Dollar Tree, Berkshire Hathaway and Adecco, DailyPay is the recognized gold standard in on-demand pay. Through its massive data network, proprietary funding model and connections into over 6,000 endpoints in the banking system, DailyPay works to ensure that money is always in the right place at the right time for employers, merchants and financial institutions. DailyPay is building technology and the mindset to reimagine the way money moves, from the moment work starts. DailyPay is headquartered in New York City, with operations based in Minneapolis. For more information, visit www.dailypay.com/press

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