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  • STRATEGIC HR
  • MENTORSHIP
  • COMPASSION IN EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
  • VOLUNTEERISM

Recognizing HR professionals for outsized contributions to their organizations and communities.

The 2020 HR Hero Award Recipients

The HR Hero Award celebrates HR professionals who have made outsized contributions to their organizations and the community at large.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the growth and success of this program! From all of the terrific nominations, these four individuals stood out for their contributions in their respective categories. To learn more about the HR Hero Awards, please contact us at [email protected].

Elevating The Strategic Role Of HR

Laura Butler

SVP, People & Culture
Workfront

Compassion in Employee Relations

Tabitha Britt

VP, HR
AdColony

Outstanding Volunteerism

Janet Riesel

President, Board of Directors
NYC SHRM

Compassion in Employee Relations

Su Murthy

VP, HR & Talent Acquisition
Egnyte

Past HR Hero Award Recipients

2019

Maryanne Spatola, Former SVP, CHRO, Solix
Selma Oliveira, Chief People and Culture Officer, Fogo de Chao
Jennifer Cook, GVP, Global HR Operations, JDA Software
David Epstein, Director of Domestic Human Resources, Doctors without Borders

2018

Rose Rogers, VP & CHRO, Ducommun
Jacqueline Coca, HR Latin America, Bunge
Greg Giangrande, EVP, CHRO & CCO, Time Inc.
Bala Sathyanarayanan, EVP, Business Transformation and HR, Xerox

2017

Allison Friend, CHRO, Hogan Lovells, LLP
Tom Wilson, Head of Talent Acquisition, Oppenheimerfunds
Suzanne Pennasilico, CHRO, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Glenn Album, SVP, HR, Pinnacle Foods

2016

Aleyda Meyers, Director, All-Agency Veteran Recruitment, MTA
Bryan Olson, CHRO, K&L Gates LLP
Dana Aldis, Sr. Director, Training, Comm. & Culture, LivingSocial
Joanne Rencher, CPO, GSUSA

2015

Eric Lange, Associate Executive Director, 92Y
Fred Strobel, Director Of Talent Mobility, Morgan Stanley
Minerva Garcia, VP HR, Accordant Media
Suzanne Jakstavich, SVP HR, Avalon Bay

2013

MJ O’Leary, SVP, John Wiley & Sons

2012

Geralyn Cappelli, EVP, Rabo Bank International

2011

Maritza Diaz, Executive Director, Financial Services

2010

Jeff Cohen, VP Labor Relations, Mt. Sinai Medical

2009

Patricia Bradley, Global Head HR, Novartis Pharmaceuticals

2008

Lindsey Cotter, Director HR, Scholastic Inc.
Robert Defendorf, Director HR, Scholastic Inc.

2007

Ron Thomas, VP Org. Development, Martha Stewart Living

2006

Andrea Weinzimer, VP HR, Hachette Book Group