NORTHBROOK, IL - Donlen Corporation, a North American fleet leasing and management company, announced it has received two prestigious industry awards.

Recognized as one of Crain's Chicago Business Best Places to Work in Chicago 2009, Donlen was chosen for its focus on employee development and wellness. Donlen provides on-going benefits such as in-house training programs in everything from software to management, college tuition reimbursement, a fully equipped on-site fitness center stocked with high-end equipment and a golf simulation room. Personal health is addressed through company-sponsored health screenings and an at-work Weight Watchers program.

Gary Rappeport, Donlen chief executive officer, recognizes the value in having happy employees. "We know our customer satisfaction is driven by our employee satisfaction," said Rappeport.

The satisfaction and pride that Donlen employees exhibit are direct drivers of the company's superior customer service, making Donlen one of the top outsourcing companies in the world. This level of customer service has earned it a place on the 2009 International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP), Global Outsourcing 100 list, to be announced in the May issue of Fortune magazine. Donlen Corporation is the only fleet management company recognized by the IAOP's Global 100 list and has been recognized on this list for the past three years.

In addition, Donlen has been named to the National Association of Business Resource's (NABR) 101 Best and Brightest Places to Work in Chicago in 2008 and 2007.