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CSHRM was named 2016 Pinnacle Award Winner

    November 21, 2016

    Representatives from the SHRM chapters and state councils that received 2016 Pinnacle Awards on Nov. 18 at the SHRM Volunteer Leaders' Summit, from left to right, are: Jennifer Parker, Cullman Area SHRM (Alabama); Tami Poe, SHRM-SCP, West Georgia SHRM; Kami Golightly, SHRM-CP, Lubbock SHRM (Texas); Loraine Allen, Loraine Allen, West Georgia; Mary LaFontaine, Central Maine Human Resource Association; Shelli Nelson, SHRM-CP, Chicago SHRM; Nora Brandon, SHRM-SCP, Colorado SHRM State Council; Bonita Sonderby, SHRM-SCP, Mile High SHRM (Colorado); Tim Rasch, Portland Human Resources Management Association (Oregon); Tina M. Sharby, SHRM-CP, Human Resources State Council of New Hampshire; Dawn Tacker, SHRM-CP, Central Valley Human Resources Management Association (California).; Laraine Knauss, SHRM-SCP, Garden State Council—SHRM (New Jersey); Nancy Wright, SHRM-SCP, Heart of Illinois HR Council; Tina Smith, SHRM-SCP, Central Illinois HR Group; and Jennifer Hanna, SHRM-SCP, Bloomington Normal Human Resource Council (Illinois).Thirteen Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) chapters and three SHRM state councils are winners of the 2016 Pinnacle Award for notable contributions to the HR profession.

    The award, created in 1991, honors the best SHRM affiliate programs that enhance the development of effective HR management and make notable contributions to the profession. Winners were selected from 68 applications. Paychex Inc. sponsored this year's awards program, and chapters and state councils each received $1,000 and a crystal award.

    Affiliates from Alabama, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon and Texas received the award during SHRM's annual Volunteer Leaders' Summit, which opened Nov. 17 in Washington, D.C. Award categories include Advancing the HR Profession, Serving HR Professionals and Enhancing the SHRM Community.

    For enhancing the SHRM community, the winners are:

    Small Chapter—Cullman Area SHRM (Alabama)

    The chapter's Human Resources and Management Team Workshop was created to give chapter members and other HR professionals access to information that would help them further their knowledge of HR and develop their skills. The workshop was held at a local college, and students and professors were able to attend, expanding the SHRM and chapter brands. The workshop generated enough revenue that the chapter was able to donate $2,000 each to the SHRM Foundation and the local United Way.