After being recognized for its remarkable growth in 2018 on the Inc. 5000 list for the fifth consecutive year, ReEmployAbility is proud to announce it was also ranked number 59 on Florida State University’s Seminole 100 list during a ceremony at FSU’s University Center Club in Doak Campbell Stadium.
Presented by the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at FSU’s College of Business, in partnership with the FSU Alumni Association and EY, a multinational financial services firm, the Seminole 100 recognizes the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned by FSU alumni. EY verified the information submitted by each company and ranked the businesses based on compounded annual growth rate during a three-year period.
ReEmployAbility, founded by FSU alumna Debra Livingston, is the largest national provider of specialty early return-to-work services and transitional employment programs. Livingston has served in various executive capacities throughout her career, with a concentrated focus on return-to-work programs. Her drive and passion for return-to-work and to help injured workers and communities across the nation has propelled ReEmployAbility forward since it was founded in 2003.
“It is such an honor to be recognized by an institution that is so close to my heart,” Livingston said. “I am extremely proud to be given this distinguished award for the second year in a row with such an outstanding group of fellow alumni. This is such a great opportunity for us to be examples and light the way for future graduates.”
With ReEmployAbility’s Transition2Work® program, Livingston has developed and perfected a program that not only helps employers, insurance companies, and workers but also gives back to the community. During their temporary volunteer assignment at a not-for-profit organization in their community, injured workers become reacquainted with the work experience, which helps to boost their self-confidence, improves their sense of worth, and keeps them connected with the daily work routine.
“As we enter our second year of recognizing entrepreneurial excellence with Seminole 100, we can say without a doubt Florida State University’s entrepreneurial spirit is thriving,” said Melissa Roberts, managing director of the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship. “We look forward to recognizing the FSU alumni who are leading high-growth businesses and delivering cutting-edge solutions to help make our world a better place.”
To qualify for the Seminole 100, companies must have been in business for at least three years verifiable revenues. Additionally, the business must be privately held, for-profit, based in the U.S. and be owned or majority managed by an FSU alum.
View the full list of Seminole 100 honorees at https://www.seminole100.fsu.edu/2019-honorees.