Names the College of American Pathologists as One of the Prestigious Winners of the 2015 Leadership 500 Awards Recognizing Exceptional Leadership Development

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The College of American Pathologists (CAP) wins the BEST IN CLASS award in the Midsize Company category for its Accelerating CAP Performance Program, as part of's Leadership 500 Awards

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CAP, headquartered in Northfield, Ill., was highly praised by leadership experts at LEAD2015 for outstanding achievements in its leadership development programs.

The annual prestigious Leadership Awards salute the world's top leadership practitioners and programs and highlight their roles in developing their most important asset--their people.

As a distinguished recipient of the Leadership 500 Award in the Midsize Company category for 2015, the CAP, headquartered in Northfield, Ill., was highly praised by leadership experts at LEAD2015 for outstanding achievements in its leadership development programs.

For the past 30 years, Leadership Excellence, now a part of has identified and recognized the top 500 leadership organizations and their strategies and solutions in its yearly ranking. The complete list of this year's award winners was published in the April edition of Leadership Excellence Essentials. The Leadership Excellence publication also features interviews from select top award winners in each category in the July Issue. These interviews will outline each program's unique qualities that made them a Leadership 500 Winner.

"This honor spotlights how valuable our development resources are to supporting the CAP's position as the global leader in quality laboratory medicine assurance," explains Pamela Mix, CAP Vice President of Human Resources. "The Accelerating CAP Performance program emerged from results of our employee survey. The first of its kind for the CAP, the program is an innovative, collaborative initiative. The Leadership Excellence award reinforces the positive internal feedback we've received from participants and gives additional validity to our efforts."

"We were pleased to have a large increase in applicants this year and have only published the top 500. I think the Leadership500 Awards in combination with LEAD2015 demonstrates top organizations that not only value leadership but also have innovative programs. This year's list of winners reflects the importance of reinventing leadership development and the need to bring leadership to a wider audience," stated Debbie McGrath, CEO of

This year's award recipients were selected based on both an application or nomination process, reviewed by's expert leadership panel, as well as feedback from the program's participants. The voting was promoted by the nominees as well as through social media campaigns over the course of the nomination period.

About the College of American Pathologists
As the leading organization with more than 18,000 board-certified pathologists, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. The CAP's Laboratory Improvement Programs, initiated 65 years ago, currently has customers in more than 100 countries, accrediting 7,600 laboratories and providing proficiency testing to 20,000 laboratories worldwide. Find more information about the CAP at CAP.ORG. Follow CAP on Twitter at @PATHOLOGISTS.

For more information, contact:
Kerry Lydon, CAP Communications
Phone: 800-323-4040 ext. 7844
Email: media(at)cap(dot)org

About, the largest global social networking and resource site for HR Professionals is committed to providing a deeper understanding of the HR function for 250,000 members by offering a Global Leadership annual event, Leadership500 Awards, an innovative personal development app, 12 interactive Excellence Essentials monthly e-publications, SPHR/PHR certification prep courses, 4,000+ webcasts, 300+ virtual conferences, blogs, community networks, industry news and advisory boards.

For more information, contact:
Debbie McGrath,
Chief Instigator and CEO

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