By Kenneth Blair Hogue, USAMITC Public AffairsMarch 14, 2011
FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS - The U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center recently celebrated selection of their Employee of the Year for 2010: Matthew Wimpee. USAMITC held a luncheon to not only recognize the Employee of the Year, but to also acknowledge those employees who outshined and excelled in their job performance for each quarter of 2010.
An information technology project manager who works in USAMITC's Project Management Division, Wimpee was selected as the Employee of the Quarter for July through September of 2010, which was a prelude to his being selected for Employee of the Year.
Matthew Wimpee is a former Air Force dependent who was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He moved to San Antonio at age nine with his family because his father, retired Lt. Col. William Wimpee, transferred here to finish out the rest of his Air Force career. His father retired from the Air Force in 2003 and his mother, Mary Wimpee, retired as a school teacher in 2008.
Wimpee graduated from the Health Careers High School in San Antonio and from Baylor University in 2007 where he received a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems.
Wimpee worked as a contractor in Austin, Texas for about two years before coming to USAMITC in 2008. Wimpee, having an unassuming nature, seemed almost a little uncomfortable with all the added attention, "Being selected as Employee of the Quarter was a huge surprise in and of itself; and it was even more so to be selected as Employee of the Year," said Wimpee modestly. "To receive this award is extremely humbling, and I'm very appreciative and very thankful for it."
"Mr. Wimpee's hard work is how and why we nominated him as Employee of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2010," said James Hickey, USAMITC's Project Director Branch Chief and Wimpee's immediate supervisor. Wimpee has maintained sustained superior performance in his work ethic the entire time he's been here. "He took ownership of any project he was assigned to with each project management team, and did whatever he had to do to help make that project successful," Hickey said proudly.
The runners-up for USAMITC's Employee of the Year were the other Employees of the Quarter for 2010: Reinaldo Mendez-Vera, Cyrus Wynn and Joseph Heath.
USAMITC recognized Matthew Wimpee as Employee of the Year with a command luncheon in his honor and awarded him with a Civilian Achievement Medal, a time-off award and a command certificate.