Mall Security Professional Earns Respected Client Employee Award

May 6, 2016


Submitted by Universal Services of America


SANTA ANA, California (April 25, 2016)—Kee Joe, a mall security professional for Universal Protection Service—a division of Universal Services of America—recently received the “coveted” Simon Properties Tom Cernock Award for the month of January for outstanding performance on the job. The award is named after the late Tom Cernock, former Vice President of Corporate Security for the Simon Property Group. Cernock was a leader and pioneer in the area of security.


A Universal employee since 2014, Joe joined the security team on a part-time basis at Phoenix Premium Outlets Mall in Chandler, Ariz., in November last year. “Soon after, his attendance was noted as very consistent and he proved to be very reliable, so we offered him a full-time position due to his strong performance,” said Ivo Mise, Universal Protection Service Security Director.


In homage to Cernock’s strong security legacy, Joe was honored for his solid work ethic and quality traits. “Kee Joe has been proven to be reliable, effective, courteous and respectful. He does his job well and is never late to work. He is a hardworking individual, who many times will cover shifts when someone call offs. He is a great asset to our team!” continued Mise.


Barbara Lawless, Phoenix Premium Outlets Area Marketing Assistant, commented, “Wow—that is such an honor. I was fortunate to know Tom Cernock and this award is not given lightly. Congratulations to Kee Joe!”


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