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HRMAC Announces Awards of Excellence Recipients

The Board of Directors recently announced winners of the 2014 Awards of Excellence:

Leader of the Year: Andrew P. Studdert, Chairman & CEO, NES Rentals
Volunteer of the Year: Maureen Conway, Founder, Conway & Associates and Martha Watt, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, The Cara Group

Leader of the Year

In his executive leadership role, Andrew P. Studdert’s consistent focus on his people and the incorporation of Human Capital practices in every aspect of his work. He has been instrumental in creating a stable and inspiring work environment and a culture focused on trust and the betterment of all employees. Also he is responsible for turning around NES as a business and making it a great place to work. His platform for decision-making is based on safety. His foundation of safety as the link between employees and business success has been the underlying message throughout his career and his impact extends throughout his industry.

His nomination materials described the numerous examples of how Andy has used a people centered focus to encourage and inspire his employees.  Andy exemplifies all that the Leader of the Year award represents: recognition for a body of work, demonstrates successful collaboration with HR to deploy a people-focused executive strategy to drive business success and is a champion of HR strategy.

Volunteer of the Year

As long-time and active members, both Maureen Conway and Martha Watt have participated in multiple ways, contributing countless hours to the support of HRMAC.  Maureen has served in several volunteer roles including leadership positions with the membership committee(as member then Chair) and now in the second year of a two-year term as co-chair of the Transition Interest Group. During her tenure with the membership committee, she led the group to introduce innovations in our recruitment strategies. As Transition Chair, she collaborates with her committee to produce 10 programs annually for the benefit of our colleagues in transition. A long-time, active member and supporter of HRMAC, she has a positive impact on the Association and its members.

Martha is a long time volunteer for the Interest Groups and Committees. She has participated in the planning activities for countless programs sponsored by the Human Resources Planning and Development and the North/Northwest Suburban Interest Groups. As a member of the Distance Learning Committee, she collaborated on content development and speaker development and served as program moderator in lead and back-up roles. Her active support of HRMAC has been instrumental in sponsorship and host services from her employer organizations.

Maureen and Martha embody the spirit, commitment and passion that this award seeks to recognize. They are truly ‘unsung heroes’ who have provided distinguished service to further the HRMAC mission.

Presentation of both awards is planned for 1:00pm during the SUMMIT 2014 general session on October 23.


Givers, Takers and Matchers: Improve Team and Business Success by Mixing and Matching
Hear Keynote Speaker Adam Grant's Summit Opening Session!

The Summit Committee is excited to present Wharton's youngest tenured professor, Adam Grant, at the Summit opening session titled, Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success. Drawing on his new book of the same name, Adam will introduce three fundamental styles of professional interaction, and demonstrate their profound implications for individual and collective performance. He will reveal surprising insights about what it takes to develop productive interactions, and how leaders, managers and employees can use this knowledge to build richer networks, more innovative teams, and more rewarding service relationships. Adam will also dive into how to build on fundamental blocks of success through skills in collaborating, talent management, persuasion, and negotiation.

In his best-selling book, he examines how being generous with our time and expertise impacts on our personal success. He identifies three groups of people -- givers, takers and matchers.

• Givers are inclined to give their favors generously
• Matchers look for quid pro quo
• Takers are in life for themselves and will only help others if there is something more in it for them in the end. 

Join us at this opening session to self-identify which group you belong to and where to find the most successful people!

Adam has been described as one of Malcom Gladwell's favorite social science writers, calling his work "brilliant." His New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling book was named as Forbes' most dynamic social innovation initiatives of 2013. 

Welcome to our new site!

HRMAC is proud to launch our new site.  Our intent is to make it as easy as possible for our current members to access information about events, publications and news about the Human Resources profession.  We also re-designed the site with prospective members in mind to showcase all the resources and networking opportunities that HRMAC offers.

Welcome to our online community!