The Peabody Companies Presents Edward A. Fish Award to Derek Frazier and Whitney Pulsifer

(L-R): Melissa Fish-Crane, Whitney Pulsifer, Derek Frazier, and Guy Corricelli of the Peabody Companies

The Peabody Companies, a group of award-winning property management and real estate firms, recently presented Derek Frazier, director of information technology, and Whitney Pulsifer, senior director of strategic initiatives, with the Edward A. Fish Achievement Award during its 2022 annual business meeting at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

The highest coveted company honor, the Edward A. Fish Achievement Award is named for founder Ed Fish, who launched Peabody Properties in 1976 and passed away in 2010. The award recognizes individuals for embodying the Peabody mission, modeling excellence, and performing in a manner that consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty.

That definition certainly fits Frazier and Pulsifer who from late nights to early mornings, weekdays to weekends, remain on alert and available 24/7, ensuring that residents, clients, and the communities’ data are protected.

The duo was lauded for working as a cohesive team and spending countless hours safeguarding important information from corruption, compromise, or loss. This consistent effort includes educating the Peabody team about phishing or encryption, training members of staff on multi-factor authentication, and working with third parties to carry out regular security audits.

Frazier, a resident of Brockton, Massachusetts, was selected for the honor by company principals based on his excellent work performance, enhancing the efficiency and coordination of the company’s computer systems, and for his consistent ability to lead by example. Frazier joined the Peabody Companies in 2013 as an MIS administrator, advanced to MIS manager in 2018, and was recently promoted to director of IT.

Pulsifer, a resident of Norwell, Massachusetts, who joined the Peabody Companies in 2015, was selected for the honor by company principals for contributing to the firm’s overall success by developing effective corporate strategies, creating proactive business planning models, and overseeing the development and implementation of key projects that support the effective operation of the firm.

“It’s not often that the Edward A. Fish Achievement Award is presented to two employees, but this year we had no choice but to make an exception, considering the contributions both Derek and Whitney have made to the company and the communities we serve,” said Melissa Fish-Crane, principal and CEO of the Peabody Companies. “Championing over a quarter of a million dollars in IT infrastructure investments over the past two years, Derek and Whitney have helped us navigate ransomware attacks and restore operations to full function. From working with ransomware negotiators and managed service providers, our legal team and cyber insurance carriers serve as technical experts and as the main points of contact between our company and relevant data protection authorities.

“This dynamic duo has spent limitless hours protecting the organization from internal and external threats. They are Peabody’s main line of defense in all things technical and their contributions are invaluable,” continued Fish-Crane.

Frazier and Pulsifer were two of several achievement award recipients honored during the 2022 employee recognition award ceremony, which takes place annually to appreciate and celebrate employee excellence.

About the Peabody Companies

The Peabody Companies and its affiliates – Peabody Properties, Peabody Resident Services, Peabody Supportive Housing, Peabody Real Estate and Peabody Miami – is headquartered in Braintree, Massachusetts, at 536 Granite Street. A full-service real estate firm, Peabody Properties manages over 15,275 units of housing throughout New England, as well as additional communities in New Jersey and Florida. This award-winning, privately held company and Accredited Management Organization (AMO) was incorporated in 1976 and is under the direction of Karen Fish-Will and Melissa Fish-Crane, who were recently ranked #31 (out of 50) on Glassdoor’s 2018 SMB Top CEOs list. Recognizing its long-term commitment to Resident Services as a unique area of expertise within the field of property management, a specialty sector, Peabody Resident Services was established and is dedicated solely to the development of support services and programs for residents of affordable housing. Designated as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and certified by the Massachusetts State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (SOMWBA), Peabody was recently ranked #55 on the 2021 National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) Affordable 100 List, as well as a 2017, 2018 and 2019 Top Place to Work by the Boston Globe and 2018 and 2019 Glassdoor Best Place to Work (most recently ranked #10). Learn more at or on LinkedInFacebookInstagram, or YouTube.