2019 Awards & Recognition


Congratulations to our 2019 Award Recipients!


Ann Byrnes, SPHR Memorial Award for Professional Excellence.

Purpose: To recognize HR professionals serving as role models and setting standards.

The Society for Human Resource Management Arizona State Council recognizes professional excellence in the Human Resource Management profession. Award nominees are individuals who have taken the initiative to grow within their profession serving as role models and setting standards for others.

Eligibility:
Nominees must have led at least one outstanding project during the year that significantly impacted the HR community as a whole. Nominees are individuals with outstanding records of contributions to the human resource profession and must have contributed their time and efforts, free of personal gain.
Must reside in Arizona and be a member of an Arizona SHRM Affiliate chapter, AZ State Council, or SHRM national. Must adhere to the SHRM Code of Ethics. Should a Chapter have chosen an individual for a similar award at the local level, that individual may also be nominated for this State award.

2019 Ann Byrnes, SPHR Memorial Award for Professional Excellence Recipient, Sherri Smith


Judith Krebs, PHR Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award

Purpose: To recognize contributions of members who volunteer their services and go beyond the norm.
The Society for Human Resource Management Arizona State Council wishes to recognize the contributions of our members who volunteer their services in the advancement of the Human Resource Management profession in Arizona going over and beyond the norm, by giving an award in memory of Judith Krebs, PHR.

Eligibility
Nominees will have served a minimum of six continuous months per year for the past three years doing volunteer work and serving on at least one Human Resources Board, committee or project.
Nominees are individuals with outstanding records of contributions to the human resource profession and must have contributed their time and efforts, free of personal gain. Must have volunteered as the lead, chair or served as a volunteer in the community on several projects that have resulted in the improvement within human resources and the community as a whole.
Must reside in Arizona and be a member of an Arizona SHRM Affiliate chapter, AZ State Council, or SHRM national. Must adhere to the SHRM Code of Ethics. Should a Chapter have chosen an individual for a similar award at the local level, that individual may also be nominated for this State award.

2019 Judith Ann Krebs, PHR Volunteer Award Recipient, Megan Wadsworth, SHRM-SCP


Al O’Connor Lifetime Achievement Award

Purpose: To recognize an HR professional or business leader who has distinguished her/himself throughout their career through volunteer leadership, supporting HR related initiatives and making significant contributions to promote and support HR professionals.
In the spirit of this award’s namesake, the Al O’Connor Lifetime Achievement Award is offered to an HR professional or business
leader who has distinguished her/himself throughout their career through:
– Publications
– Instruction
– Career Achievement
– Corporate or business achievement
– Education/Certifications
An HR professional or business leader who demonstrated years of public support of the profession through:
– Volunteer leadership through various appropriate boards
– Volunteer leadership through various programs/projects
– Holding public office and/or supported HR related initiatives
– Significant contributions made to promote/support the HR professional/leader

Eligibility
Nominees must have business leadership or corporate HR professional experience for 20+ years. Must currently be working in Arizona. Must reside in Arizona and be a member of an Arizona SHRM Affiliate chapter, AZ State Council, or SHRM national id preferred, but not required.

2019 Al O’Connor Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Eric Knott, SHRM-CP, PHR