Announces Winners of the 2022 California HR Excellence Awards Recognizing Success in HR and Leadership

Jacksons Point, Ontario, Canada ( Thursday Mar 31, 2022 @ 9:00 AM Eastern —, the largest network of human resources (HR) executives, announced and recognized exemplary HR and leadership programs and individuals as winners of the 2022 California HR Excellence Awards at HR West in Oakland, California in March.

Multiple companies and individuals across the various award categories have earned well-deserved accolades for their HR and leadership efforts and initiatives throughout the past year filled with obstacles and challenges during various stages of the pandemic.

The 2022 California HR Excellence Awards winners are:

Corporate Categories

  • Most Effective Employee Communication, Encore Capital Group
  • Most Impactful Employee Engagement Initiative, Prolacta Bioscience
  • Best Culture Initiative, Pharmavite
  • Best Learning and Development Program, Pharmavite
  • Best Performance Management Initiative, BPM LLP
  • Best Wellness Program, Payactiv
  • Best Covid-19 Employee Support Initiative, Pharmavite

Individual Categories

  • Emerging HR Leader of the Year (under 40), Prathima Sundar, ENGIE
  • HR Strategist of the Year, Prathima Sundar, ENGIE
  • HR Leader of the Year, Amy Cappellanti-Wolf, Cohesity

The 2022 Regional Leader Award winners are:

  • Brandi Hudson, San Francisco
  • Kate Sylvester, San Francisco
  • TehShan Lee, Peninsula
  • Jane Fan, Santa Clara
  • Jolene Huey, East Bay

About the California HR Excellence Awards

The California HR Excellence Awards recognize companies and individuals across the entire spectrum of human resources and celebrate successes in HR and leadership. These awards showcase an industry fostered by leadership, service, innovation, support, and principle, all of which have continuously driven the industry forward. The 2022 award winners were celebrated on March 8th at the awards ceremony at HR West in Oakland, California.

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