Michigan HR Executive of the Year

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Having expanded our reach throughout the State of Michigan, ASE realized that as the premiere organization of its type in the state, we were in a position to identify the best in the human resources profession. Once identified, we could then give them the credit they were due by honoring them at an event attended by their colleagues and peers.

Each year, ASE will honor those special individuals who have dedicated their working lives and efforts to become outstanding human resource executives in their organizations, industries, and state.

Each year in May, ASE will put out a call for nominations. Nominations will be accepted through July.

Each nomination will be evaluated based on the nominee's commitment to the HR profession, successes in his or her past as well as current positions, contributions to the community, impact on the lives of others, and the success of his or her organization.

ASE formally recognizes the award recipients each year at its Annual Summit, held in November.

Criteria

Each nomination will be evaluated based on the nominee's commitment to the HR profession, successes in his or her past as well as current positions, contributions to the community, impact on the lives of others, and the success of his or her organization.  

Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  1. Currently employed as an HR executive
  2. Is the Company’s highest-ranking HR person residing in Michigan
  3. Has at least 10 years of HR management experience
  4. Demonstrates consistent proven successes, enthusiasm and leadership/support of the HR profession
  5. Applies professional experience both inside and outside his or her company.

A selection committee consisting of ASE board members, past award recipients, and HR Executives - men and women who know the HR profession and the demands and expectations placed on an HR Executive today - will consider each nomination and select the award winners. Each nomination will be evaluated based on the nominee's commitment to the HR profession, successes in his or her past as well as current positions, contributions to community, impact on the lives of others, and the success of his or her organization.

(The nomination process is currently closed)

Past Honorees*

Organizations with 1,000 or more Michigan Employees:

Adam Jeffries, Vice President of Human Resources, North America, Faurecia North America
Scott Pepin, Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, Federal-Mogul Powertrain

John J. Quattrone, Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, General Motors

Kevin Butler, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Delphi Corporation

Nancy Rae, Senior Vice President - Human Resources, Chrysler Group LLC

Larry E. Steward, Vice President, Human Resources, DTE Energy Company

Ann F. Federici, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, AAA Auto Club Group (ACG)

Felicia J. Fields, Group Vice President, Human Resources & Corporate Services, Ford Motor Company

Neil Marchuk, EVP Human Resources’ TRW Automotive

Paul F. Walters, Executive Vice President, Administration, Penske Corporation

Daniel R. Foley, Vice President, Human Resources, Masco Corporation

Roger A. Jackson, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Lear Corporation

Joe W. Laymon, Group Vice President, Corporate Human Resources and Labor Affairs, Ford Motor Company

 

Organizations with fewer than 1,000 Michigan Employees:
Brenda Gallick, Director of Team Success, Billhighway
Meghan Berg, HR Director, Fortis Energy Services, Inc.
Gale L. LaRoche
, Vice President, Human Resources and Adminstration, Wayne County Airport Authority
Bryan L. Gilleland, Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Planning, Frankenmuth Insurance
Mark Jenkins, Vice President of Human Resources, Logicalis
Kari Lawry, Vice President of Human Resources, Atlas Oil Company
Taya Johnston, Human Resources Manager, Plex Systems

Karen F. Andrews, Chief Development Officer, McKinley, Inc.
Christine McDermott, Director, Human Resources, GHAFARI Associates
Jennifer Piscopink, Vice President, Human Resources, Carhartt, Inc.
Elaine Sobieray, Vice President of HR and Administration, Allied Office Interiors, Inc.
Michael "Mac" McAdams, Director of Human Resources, Beaumont Services Company
Laura Gutierrez, Director of Human Resources, The Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn

Non-profit Organizations with 500 or more Michigan Employees:

Cynthia M. Glass, Vice President of Administrative Service and Human Resources, Henry Ford College
Sharon Butler, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, Michigan State University

Barbara A. Palmer, Corporate VP, Human Resources and Employee Services, Botsford Hospital

William Peterson, Vice President, Human Resources, McLaren Health Care Corporation

Deloris Hunt, Senior Vice President, Chief HR Officer, Detroit Medical Center

Kathy Oswald, Senior Vice President, Chief HR Officer, Henry Ford Health System
James Lewis, Vice President, Human Resources, NSF International

Mary K. Naber, Senior Vice President and Chief Worklife Services Officer, St. John Health System

Mark A. Kennedy, Chief Human Resources Officer, Mott Community College

Debra Canales, Executive Vice President, Organization and Talent Effectiveness, Trinity Health

Alison Bailey, Senior Vice President - Human Resources, YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit

Non-profit Organizations with fewer than 500 Michigan Employees:
Danielle Crane, Chief Administrative Officer, GreenPath Financial Wellness
Ron Carr, Human Resources Director, United Way of Southeastern Michigan
Teresa Schwartz
, Vice President of Human Resource, JVS
Nancy McKeague, Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Michigan Health & Hospital Association
Joan Cliff, Director of Human Resources and Quality, Adult Well-Being
Anathea L. Collar, Vice President, Human Resources, Arbor Hospice
Julie Jones, Director of Human Resources, HAVEN

Mary K. Naber, Senior Vice President and Chief Worklife Services Officer, St. John Health System


*Note: Titles and companies at time of award. 
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