Philadelphia, PA – May 1, 2018 – HRO Today has announced the winners of its Chief Human Resource Officer of the Year Awards.

The winners in the following five categories were announced at the awards gala on April 30, 2018, at the HRO Today Forum North America in National Harbor, Maryland: non-profit, for profit – small and mid-size market, sustainable workforce, lifetime achievement, and for profit – large market. All honorees were also recognized as Leaders of Distinction.

The five 2018 CHRO of the Year Awards winners are:

– Lifetime Achievement Category: Matthew Owenby, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Aflac
– For Profit – Large Market Category: Kevin Silva, EVP and CHRO, Voya Financial
– Sustainable Workforce Category: Liz McAuliffe, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, T-Mobile US, Inc.
– Non-Profit Category: Lorraine Booth, Chief Human Resources Officer, MemorialCare
– For Profit – Small and Mid-size Market Category: Christine Esckilsen, Chief Human Capital Officer, Piper Jaffray

The 2018 CHRO of the Year Awards Leaders of Distinction are:

– Karen Anderson, SVP, CHRO, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
– Brian Boylan, EVP & CHRO, JDA Software, Inc.
– Rudy Campoya, CHRO, Socorro Independent School District
– Karen Crone, CHRO, Paycor
– David M. Dart, SVP & CHRO, Veritas Technologies, LLC
– Julie Fletcher, Chief Talent Officer, AMN Healthcare
– Jim Hazboun, SVP, Corporate Services, Hyundai Capital America
– Nikki Harland, SVP, HR, Paradies Lagardere
– Chad Holman, CHRO, Varex Imaging Corp
– Paula Just, CHRO, Health First
– Max Langenkamp, Vice President of Human Resources, Cintas
– Maria Smedley, VP, HR & Strategy, Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp

“We are pleased to recognize these winners and Leaders of Distinction for their dedication to developing talented workforces and their drive to provide impactful HR solutions that transform their organizations,” said Elliot Clark, CEO of SharedXpertise and HRO Today. “The group of 2018 honorees was particularly impressive, and we offer congratulations to all for their accomplishments.”

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

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