American Gas Association Receives WorldatWork 2017 Seal of Distinction

News Release January 17, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The American Gas Association (AGA) has received the 2017 Seal of Distinction from WorldatWork, a human resources association focused on retaining an engaged and productive workforce. AGA is one of 160 organizations from 35 states, the District of Columbia and four Canadian provinces to be recognized as a 2017 recipient. The 2017 Seal of Distinction is awarded every year to companies across North America that set the standard for employee engagement that leads to business success. AGA will be honored during the WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference & Exhibition, held May 7-10 in Washington, D.C.

“We are proud to receive the 2017 Seal of Distinction,” said Dave McCurdy, President and CEO of AGA. “It is through the support and incredible example of our member companies that we are able to provide the engaging and rewarding environment that has helped us attract and retain a talented, results-driven team capable of being the voice of natural gas utilities in our nation’s capital.”

Established in 2012, the prestigious Seal of Distinction is awarded to companies that meet defined standards of workplace programs, policies and practices based on several factors, such as the complexity of implementation, required organizational resources, perceived breadth of access and overall level of commitment from leadership.

The overall strength of a company’s total rewards portfolio is evaluated along with the programs, policies and practices reflected in:

  • Health & wellness
  • Performance management
  • Unpaid time off
  • Development opportunities
  • Retirement benefits
  • Culture initiatives & community
  • Workplace flexibility
  • Financial wellness
  • Workforce experience
  • Short and long-term incentives


The American Gas Association, founded in 1918, represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. There are more than 73 million residential, commercial and industrial natural gas customers in the U.S., of which 95 percent — more than 69 million customers — receive their gas from AGA members. Today, natural gas meets more than one-fourth of the United States' energy needs.