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HRA Professional Excellence Award

    HRA of Southern New Jersey believes that human resource professionals play a critical role in both determining the strategic direction of organizations in the area and in the education of the HR professionals. The HRA of Southern New Jersey recognizes members who represent the best in the Human Resources profession. Through recognition of the best, the chapter encourages its members to excel in the profession and to learn from those who are leaders in the field. Nominations for the HR Professional Excellence Award will be open until May 15, 2021.

    The candidates nominated (can self-nominate or be nominated by a colleague) should posses the following characteristics:

    • Is a proven strategic business partner with their company and/or has displayed a positive impact on the company
    • Teaching, contributions, and educating in the field of Human Resources
    • Strong knowledge of the complete Human Resources field
    • Represents HRA in Southern New Jersey

    Click here for the nomination form

    Our Distinguished List of Professional Excellence Award Winners

    2002 John Knoop, AKziom Consulting

    2003 no award presented

    2004 Scott Elliott, Seabrook Brothers

    2005 Carol Asselta, AKziom Consulting

    2006 no award presented

    2007 Rick Hasenauer, Gerresheimer Glass

    2008 Sheri Stephens, Groupe SEB USA

    2009 Laurie LaTorre, Cumberland Insurance Group

    2010 no award presented

    2011 Diane Knoop, Nipro Glass Americas

    2012 Emily Bruley, Ranch Hope

    2013 Michelle Hoffman, Gerresheimer Glass

    2014 Susan Tinnon, Gerresheimer Glass

    2015 Eleanore Mesiano, Omni Baking Company

    2016 Alan Dean, Comar Glass

    2017 no award given

    2018 no aware given