HRO Today Awards Gala
May 1, 2017
The Palmer House – Chicago, IL

Be Connected! – HR Leaders Unite

For the past several years, the HRO Today Awards Gala has been the highlight of the year and an aspiration for those in the HR industry both regionally and globally.  The theme of the 2017 event is Be Connected! – HR Leaders Unite.

Nominations for the 2017 HRO Today Services and Technology Association Awards are now open:  CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION

Winners will be announced at the awards gala on May 1, 2017 at the HRO Today Forum in Chicago.  Winners for the 2016 CHRO of the Year Awards and all annual awards are listed below.

CHRO OF THE YEAR AWARDS FINALISTS AND WINNERS


For-Profit WinnerLaurie Dalton
, CHRO, gategroup North America

Finalists:
Lainie Cooney, CHRO, DPI Specialty Foods Inc.
Lisa Jeffries Caldwell, Executive Vice President & CHRO, Reynolds American
Jed Milstein, CHRO, Americold

 


Sustainable Workforce WinnerPat Wadors, CHRO & Senior Vice President of the Global Talent Organization, LinkedIn

Finalists:
Michelle Crosby
, Executive Vice President & CHRO, 
FRHI Hotels & Resorts (Fairmont Hotels)
Kari Heerdt, Chief People Officer, MSC Industrial Supply Co.

 


Non-Profit WinnerTim Mulligan, CHRO, San Diego Zoo Global

Finalists:
Rudy Campoya, CHRO, Socorro Independent School District
Dane Friend, CHRO & Vice President of Human Resources, Baylor College of Medicine
Linda Nelson, Associate Vice President of Human Resources, Georgia State University
Audrey Van Luven, CHRO, Christiana Care Health System

 


Lifetime Achievement WinnerKimberly Hauer, Vice President and CHRO, Caterpillar Inc.

Finalists:
Larry Costello, Executive Vice President and CHRO, Tyco
Mark Gasta, Executive Vice President & Chief People Officer, Vail Resorts
Brian Little, Head of Human Resources, Zurich, North America
Matthew Owenby, Senior Vice President, CHRO, Aflac

 


Winners of the 2016 Annual Awards have been announced – click here to see them

 

2016 ANNUAL AWARDS FINALISTS AND WINNERS


Thought Leadership Award Winner
Stacey Cadigan
, Director, ISG

Finalists:
Eric Mosley, CEO, Globoforce
Dr. Mary Welsh, Chief People Person, Clarity Voice

 


Excellence in Business Partnership Winner:  NIIT Technologies

Finalists:
IDT911 and New Benefits
Clarity Voice

 


Employer of the Year WinnerGlobalscape, Inc.

Finalist:
Clarity Voice

 


Recruitment Team of the Year Winner:  MasterCard

Finalists:
ACA Talent
Newfield Exploration

 


Excellence in Engagement Strategy Winner Globalscape, Inc.

Finalists:
Globoforce

UPS
IGATE Corporation (now part of Capgemini)

 


Innovation in HR Technology Winner:  Bank of America

Finalists:
Loblaw Companies
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
UPS

 


Employee Services & Wellness Excellence Winner Baylor College of Medicine

Finalist:
Sikich LLP

 


Best Use of Social Media Winner:  Cisco

Finalists:
Phoebe Putney Health System
UPS

 


Partnership in Recruiting Excellence Winner Health First and Cielo

Finalist:
AMN Healthcare and CVS

 


Partnership in Staffing Excellence Winner:  AMN Healthcare and Aegis Therapies

Finalist:
TRx. Talent. As Prescribed. and St. Joseph’s Health System

 


HR Superstar Winner:  Victor Garcia Muñoz, Global Payroll Senior Director, Microsoft

Finalists:
Dheeraj Bhardwaj, Vice President – Human Resources, NIIT Technologies
Dr. Mary Welsh, Chief People Person, Clarity Voice

 


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