The Human Resources Outsourcing Association Announces 2012 Exceptional Global and North America Award Winners

Washington, DC (May 3, 2012) — Last evening, the best-of-the-best in human resources outsourcing (HRO) came together at the Eighth Annual Human Resources Outsourcing Association (HROA) Awards Gala. The HROA Awards are the highlight of the year and an aspiration for those in the HRO industry.

The HROA Awards Gala is one of the activities each year held by the Association in order to recognize and promote its vision and mission. It is the HROA vision to become the single recognized community for improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of outsourcing as part of an overall HR service delivery strategy.

With a theme of “Be Exceptional,” seven awards were presented Wednesday night by HROA Chair Rebecca Callahan of randstad sourceright, Michael Beygelman of Adecco (Trustee), and North American Board Chair Michael Custers of NorthgateArinso.

The HROA would like to congratulate the following winners:
-North America Customer Relationship of the Year: NorthgateArinso and Fifth Third Bank
-North America Recruitment Customer Relationship of the Year: Pinstripe, Inc. and ValueOptions
-HROA Trustee Global Customer Relationship of the Year: ISG and Aon Hewitt and Bank of America
-HROA Trustee Global Recruitment Customer Relationship of the Year: KellyOCG and General Electric
-HROA Trustee Global Provider Executive of the Year: Cynthia Crose, IBM
-HROA Trustee Global Buyer Executive of the Year: Chris Payton, Bank of America
-HROA Trustee Global Thought Leader of the Year: Mike Ettling, NorthgateArinso

Evolv, Inc. was unopposed in the Global HRO Technology Innovation award category. “I was impressed with Evolv’s submission and know that the HROA will grow with the industry and have a robust HR tech membership in the future,” said Callahan.

Special recognition awards were also given out last night to a select group of volunteers who go above and beyond to help drive HROA projects and initiatives. Award recipients include: Zachary Misko (KellyOCG), Jill Goldstein (Accenture), Dave Nelson (Kraft), Shelia Gray, Jacques Bossonney (Kenexa), Seb O’Connell (Randstad), and Tom Marsden (Alexander Mann Solutions).

“I truly believe that we are amongst some exceptional providers, buyers and advisors,” said Callahan. “I am proud to serve the HROA as its Chair and look forward to our good work for years to come.”
The HROA will announce winners of Asia Pacific awards at HRO Today Forum APAC on May 17th and European awards at HRO Today Forum Europe on November 13th.

About the HROA
The HROA is the definitive independent organization for all those who purchase, provide, or participate in HR transformation and outsourcing. Its mission is to educate, promote research, publish, recognize, and provide networking opportunities to foster professionalism in HR transformation and HR outsourcing around. Its membership encompasses over 7,500 HR executives, including the largest 50 buyers, the top 30 providers, the leading sourcing advisors and attorneys, and the best thought leaders in HR Transformation. The HROA brings its diverse membership together to set standards and practices, provide peer networking, and maintain a robust curriculum. For information about the HROA, visit and follow @HROA on Twitter.
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