Martin G. Lesko and Elaine M. Valentine have been named Man and Woman of the Year for 2007 by UniGroup, Inc., the parent company of United Van Lines, Mayflower Transit, and other transportation-related companies. The announcement was made by Richard H. McClure, president and chief operating officer of UniGroup.
Lesko and Valentine were selected on the basis of professional performance and contributions to the achievement of corporate and departmental goals. The company has honored a Man and Woman of the Year annually since 1969.
Lesko joined the company in 1991, as a loss control specialist. Prior to being named to his current position as director of loss prevention, he held progressively responsible positions within the company, including supervisor and manager of loss prevention. Lesko holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from St. Louis University and a master’s degree in business from Webster University. He is also a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers.
Valentine began her career at UniGroup in 1993. Prior to being named to her current position as project manager, Valentine held progressively responsible positions within the company’s IT department. Valentine holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from St. Louis University.