Monumental Sports & Entertainment Selected as Corporate Culture Award-Winner for Second Year in a Row

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monumental Sports & Entertainment was selected for the second year in a row by SmartCEO Magazine as one of the top 50 companies in the greater Washington area for the Corporate Culture Awards. The award recognizes companies that successfully champion positive, productive and performance-driven corporate cultures as well as develop impactful practices with their employees. The Corporate Culture award-winners will be profiled in the November/December issue of SmartCEO Magazine and the awards ceremony will take place on December 6.


“It’s an honor to be selected for a second time amongst the area’s top companies for providing a culture that is championed by a passionate and community-driven staff,” said Kelly Skoloda, senior vice president of People & Culture for Monumental Sports & Entertainment. “Our staff enjoys having fun at work in promoting a great fan experience while also supporting the community in the metropolitan area.”


The corporate culture at Monumental Sports & Entertainment can be demonstrated through a passion to be the first to market, to enhance the fan experience and to volunteer in the local community. Some recent examples of community involvement included the hosting of over 500 volunteers during Pricewaterhouse Coopers Community Service Day where our staff joined theirs in packing 12,500 bags of food for the Capital Area Food Bank to distribute to children in the DC metropolitan area. Monumental Sports & Entertainment employees and staff also volunteered with DC Central Kitchen’s morning Meal Prep Program, took part in a service project with the Anacostia Waterfront Trust and adopted area families in the annual Family-to-Family holiday shopping event.


The Corporate Culture Awards ceremony on Dec. 6, 2016, is an event where the leaders of Washington’s top companies will gather to mingle, celebrate and share stories about their collective successes. The event will kick-off with a high-energy networking reception, complete with fun activities, including ping-pong, a putting green and a basketball shootout. Accompanying the fun is a video-packed awards ceremony that will honor the leaders of Washington’s top company cultures


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About Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Monumental Sports & Entertainment, located in Washington, D.C., is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. MSE owns and operates five professional sports teams: the AFL’s Washington Valor, NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals, WNBA’s Washington Mystics and a soon to be named Baltimore AFL team to debut in 2017. The company is also co-owner of aXiomatic, which has controlling interest in global esports franchise Team Liquid, and owns and operates Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., which is annually ranked as one of the top venues in the world by industry publications Billboard, Pollstar and Venues Today. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also manages Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals and EagleBank Arena on George Mason University’s campus. The District of Columbia and Events DC are building a new sports and entertainment facility in Southeast DC on the St. Elizabeth’s East campus. The facility will feature a state-of-the art training facility for the Washington Wizards and Washington Mystics and will also include a 4,200 seat arena which will become the new home of the Washington Mystics. The facility is scheduled to open in the fall of 2018. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also co-owns and operates Monumental Sports Network (MSN) with the NBC Sports Group. MSN is the mid-Atlantic region’s top destination for exclusive fan experiences and original sports content across desktop, tablet, mobile and OTT streaming devices. Visit