May 2, 2017 – Philadelphia, PA -HRO Today has announced the winners of its chief human resource officer of the year awards.

The winners in the following four categories were announced at the awards gala on May 1, 2017, at the HRO Today Forum North America in Chicago: innovation, lifetime achievement, sustainable workforce, and for profit. This year, all finalists were also recognized as leaders of distinction.

The four 2017 CHRO of the Year Awards winners are:

– Innovation Category: David Almeda, Chief People Officer, Kronos Incorporated
– Lifetime Achievement Category: Francine Katsoudas, Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer, Cisco
– Sustainable Workforce Category: Andrea Ledford, Executive Vice President, Chief Administration Office, and CHRO, NCR
– For Profit Category: Brian Little, Head of HR, Zurich North America

The 2017 CHRO of the Year Awards leaders of distinction are:

– Karen Crone, CHRO, Paycor
– Christine Esckilsen, Chief Human Capital Officer, Piper Jaffray
– Kate Etinger, Executive Vice President, CHRO, Bank Leumi
– Tony Fogel, CHRO, Coveris
– Jim Hazboun, CHRO/CAO, Hyundai Capital America
– Khara Julien, Vice President of HR, Gypsum Management & Supply, Inc.
– Jane Maksoud, CHRO, Mount Sinai Health System
– Adriene McCoy, CHRO, Baptist Health South Florida
– Marcia Morales-Jaffe, Former Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer, PayPal
– Angela Moriarity, Director of HR, Advanced Correctional Healthcare
– Deslyn Norris, Vice President of HR, Topgolf
– Mark Puleo, Vice President and CHRO, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital
– Collette Taylor, Senior Vice President, HR and Facilities, Astellas US LLC
– Kathy Zwickert, Chief People Officer, NetSuite (Oracle)

“We’re excited to recognize these winners and leaders of distinction for their capabilities in delivering HR transformation,” said Elliot Clark, CEO of SharedXpertise and HRO Today. “This year, the slate of finalists was so impressive that we created a group for leaders of distinction, recognizing the accomplishments of all of these exceptional HR leaders. Congratulations to everyone.”

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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