WASHINGTON—The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) today announced it has been selected for the second year in a row as one of the Washington Post’s Top Workplaces. The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on results of an anonymous feedback survey completed by employees. APMA was one of the first 150 organizations awarded the distinction on the 2014 inaugural list, and was selected as number 40 from the more than 300 companies evaluated in the Washington, DC, area for the 2015 list.
“We’re doubly honored to be recognized as a Top Workplace for a second year,” said Glenn B. Gastwirth, DPM, executive director and CEO of APMA. “When a team wins the Super Bowl, everybody on the staff has contributed and everybody gets a Super Bowl ring. We think the same way—all of us play a role in APMA’s success, and though everybody’s contributions are different, we do things to make it clear we value them all.”
APMA leadership encourages employees to strike a positive balance between their home and professional lives. Employees enjoy generous paid vacation and sick leave, and the APMA offices close the week between Christmas and New Year’s. Flexible schedules allow employees to work while also pursuing advanced degrees, managing childcare responsibilities, attending family functions, and more.
The association offers regular professional development, staff participation in the development of policies through an internal management committee system, and opportunities for staff to provide input into the strategic planning process. APMA has placed a priority on cultivating a highly educated, expert staff, which creates an atmosphere of excellence.
The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) is the nation's leading professional organization for today’s podiatrists. Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPMs) are qualified by their education, training, and experience to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and structures of the leg. APMA has 53 state component locations across the United States and its territories, with a membership of more than 12,500 podiatrists. All practicing APMA members are licensed by the state in which they practice podiatric medicine. For more information, visit www.apma.org.
Peggy S. Tresky, MA