For Immediate Release

HRO Today Announces Winners of 2017 Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards

Philadelphia, PA – May 3, 2017 – HRO Today has announced the winners of its 2017 Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards.

The winners were announced in the following three categories at an awards luncheon hosted by Cielo on May 2, 2017, at the HRO Today Forum North America in Chicago: non-profit, innovation, and for profit. This year, all finalists were also recognized as leaders of distinction.

The three 2017 Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards winners are:

– Non-profit Category: Carol Robinette, VP of Talent Management, American Red Cross
– Innovation Category: Michael Spear, Director, Talent Acquisition and Development, gategroup
– For Profit Category: Kristin Terry, Director, Talent Acquisition Center of Excellence, Cox Enterprises

The 2017 Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards leaders of distinction are:

– Paul Abrahms, Corporate Vice President, Talent Acquisition, Huron
– Ryan Alexander, Director of Talent Acquisition, Tenneco
– Matt Blunt, Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition, FTI Consulting
– Brendan Browne, Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition, LinkedIn
– Julene Campion, Vice President, Talent Management, Geisinger Health System
– Valerie Egan, Talent Acquisition Leader, Girl Scouts of the USA
– Barry Hirschman, Head of Talent Acquisition, Americas, Linde Group
– Megan Holte, Director of Corporate and Executive Sourcing, Hilton Worldwide
– Jeff Jurinak, Talent Acquisition Manager, Health First
– Gregory Karanastasis, Vice President, Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Pitney Bowes
– Jill Larsen, Senior Vice President, Talent Acquisition, People Planning, and Services HR, Cisco
– Bill Neese, Vice President, Talent, Acquisition, Paycor
– Meaghan Ryan, Corporate Director, Talent Acquisition, Seminole Gaming
– Cathy Scarlett, Vice President of Talent Acquisition, BMO Financial Group
– Kendall Smith, Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition, EchoStar
– Mieke Thorson, Global Head of Talent Acquisition, IHS Markit
– Jennifer Toth, Talent Acquisition Manager, ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
– Katie Traviglia, Director of Human Resources, New American Funding
– Kim Wells, Recruitment Head, North America Operations, United States, Atos

“These talent acquisition executives are providing innovative practices and excellence within talent acquisition areas like employer branding, technology, staff development, engagement and retention, and financial analysis,” said Elliot Clark, CEO of SharedXpertise and HRO Today. “Congratulations to all of this year’s leaders of distinction and to the winners of the category awards.”

For more information about the HRO Today Forum North America, click here, and for more information about the winners, click here.

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