Athene Earns 2020 Military Friendly® and Military Friendly® Spouse Employer Designations
November 21, 2019
West Des Moines, Iowa — November 21, 2019 — Athene USA (Athene), a leading provider of retirement savings products, has earned both the 2020 Military Friendly® and Military Friendly® Spouse Employer designations, representing the top tier of institutions who provide the best opportunities for military service members and spouses.
“We are honored to receive the 2020 Military Friendly® Employer designation for a fourth consecutive year, along with the Military Friendly® Spouse designation,” said Grant Kvalheim, CEO and President, Athene USA. “Supporting veterans and their families is a top priority at Athene. We are committed to assisting those currently serving and those transitioning back into the workplace.”
In addition to its efforts around hiring veterans, Athene provides several ways for employees to actively engage with the veteran community. The Athene Military Veterans Organization (AMVO) coordinates volunteer events, donation drives, and visiting speakers to build awareness and engagement for veterans’ affairs. Due to these efforts, Athene was recently honored with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Seven Seals Award.
More than 2,000 companies participated in the Military Friendly® Employers portion of the 2020 Military Friendly® Companies survey. Methodology, criteria and weightings were determined by VIQTORY, a military-centric recruitment marketing company, with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining an organization’s survey score with an assessment of the organization’s ability to meet thresholds for applicant, new hire retention, employee turnover and promotion & advancement of veterans and military employees.
Athene will be showcased along with other 2020 Military Friendly® Employers on MilitaryFriendly.com.
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About Athene USA Athene USA is an Iowa-domiciled corporation that serves as the U.S. holding company for Athene’s annuity operations in the United States. Headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, Athene USA serves customers in all 50 states, and through its predecessor companies, has been serving American consumers for more than 100 years.
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