Local resident receives Navient’s quarterly leadership award

WILKES-BARRE, Pa., July 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Catherine Wotring, vice president of business transformation at Navient, received the company’s Navigator Leadership Award for her key roles in critical projects and commitment to innovation.

Presented by President and CEO Jack Remondi, the award is given to one company leader who demonstrates excellence in business, people, results and personal leadership.      

“Cathy is a well-respected manager and colleague who values opinions, challenges the status-quo and taps into employee strengths to make things happen,” said Remondi. 

Despite her 26-year tenure, Wotring never says, "That is how we've always done it.” Instead, she encourages her colleagues to engage in innovative thinking when considering the best solution.

Wotring supported projects that educate colleagues about reducing workplace waste and business partners about student loans.

When asked what advice she would give to rising leaders in the company, Wotring shared the importance of being adaptive and accepting change.

“One of the most impactful things I learned in leadership training is that nearly everything you do from how you act to how you communicate informs the next generation of leaders,” said Wotring. “As a leader in this company, be an advocate for change. It is going to happen whether you want it to or not and people are looking to you and learning from you how to plan, react and adapt to it.”

To honor Wotring and her efforts, the Navient Foundation, the company-sponsored philanthropic fund, made a contribution to the Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia. The donation will support their Stella Fund which provides shelter and lifesaving efforts for about 30,000 of Philadelphia’s homeless, abandoned and neglected animals every year.

About Navient
Navient (Nasdaq:NAVI) is a leading provider of asset management and business processing solutions for education, healthcare and government clients at the federal, state and local levels. The company helps its clients and millions of Americans achieve financial success through services and support. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, Navient also employs team members in western New York, northeastern Pennsylvania, Indiana, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, California and other locations. Learn more at navient.com.

Media: Brianna Huff, 302-283-2973, brianna.huff@navient.com


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Award winner Cathy Wotring and CEO Jack Remondi_FINAL