Give Your HR Heroes
The Recognition They Deserve!

Give Your HR Heroes
The Recognition They Deserve!

Recognizing HR professionals for outsized contributions to their organizations and communities

Every crisis has its heroes.

  • STRATEGIC HR

  • MENTORSHIP

  • COMPASSION IN EMPLOYEE RELATIONS

  • VOLUNTEERISM

“HR has been the rock that is getting
employees through this crisis”

— Darren Kimball, CEO GetFive

Recognizing HR professionals for outsized contributions to their organizations and communities

Every crisis has its heroes.

  • STRATEGIC HR

  • MENTORSHIP

  • COMPASSION IN EMPLOYEE RELATIONS

  • VOLUNTEERISM

“HR has been the rock that is getting
employees through this crisis”

— Darren Kimball, CEO GetFive

Nominate A Colleague For HR Hero of the Year

Help us give the unsung heroes of the HR community the recognition they deserve!

The HR Hero Award recognizes HR professionals for their invaluable contribution to their business and the community at large. For each nomination, GetFive contributes $50 to World Central Kitchen, a non-profit organization working across America to safely distribute individually packaged, fresh meals to children and families to pick up, as well as delivery to seniors who cannot venture outside. In addition, all nominators will be entered into a drawing to win one of a few Apple Airpods.

COMPASSION IN EMPLOYEE RELATIONS

OUTSTANDING MENTORSHIP

AWARDS DETAILS

  • HR Heroes will be announced in early 2021
  • HR Heroes will be featured in social media and on our website

Meet Last Year’s 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! 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

2020

Laura Butler, SVP, People & Culture, Workfront
Tabitha Britt, VP, HR, Fogo de Chao
Janet Riesel, President, Board of Directors, NYC SHRM
Su Murthy, VP, HR & Talent Acquisition, Egnyte

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