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NASHRM Wins Pinnacle Award from SHRM for Exceptional HR Program

    December 22, 2014



    NASHRM Wins Pinnacle Award from SHRM for Exceptional HR Program

    Huntsville, AL December 22, 2014 — NASHRM, the North Alabama Society for Human Resource Management won the Pinnacle Award this past November, given by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to its state councils and chapters for highly notable contributions to the HR profession.

    Created in 1991, the Pinnacle Award is the highest achievement SHRM state councils and chapters can attain, and it honors programs that exceed the standard activities of SHRM affiliates in enhancing the creation of effective HR management. NASHRM was one of 12 human resource organizations from across the country to win the award.

    NASHRM was rewarded for the “Empowerment Through Employment Job Fair and Training” program.  This program headed up by Mitch Williams and Renee’ Scruggs,  Directors of  NASHRM’s Workforce Readiness and Diversity/ Inclusion, provided for a two-fold experience, one for the job seeker and one for the HR representative. This one day event comprised of a half day job fair for job seekers with disabilities followed by a half day training program for the HR representatives to learn the ins and outs of the new regulations regarding disabilities. The job seekers were given an opportunity to find meaningful employment as well as resume critiquing and printing, while the HR representatives were able to recruit and hire individuals with disabilities on the spot as well as receive training from the government agencies auditing our companies.

    When asked about the award 2014 NASHRM President Bobbi Wilson said, “Being recognized as one of the top chapters in the country is exciting, as well as humbling for me and fellow board members.  We set out to serve our community by advancing the HR profession via the one day career fair and workshop and to be recognized at the national level for our efforts is definitely a highlight in all of our volunteer careers.”  

    Winning programs selected from 67 applications received a $1,000 prize, sponsored by ADP Inc. The award was given at SHRM’s annual Volunteer Leaders’ Summit in Washington, D.C., which was attended by [NAME OF SHRM COUNCIL/CHAPTER MEMBER].

    “Winners of this award are SHRM affiliates that have shown leadership in the HR profession through innovative and forward-thinking programs,” said Henry G. (Hank) Jackson, president and CEO of SHRM. “Their efforts are a testament to our members, HR professionals, and their commitment to aligning people and business strategies. This year’s winners offer solutions to timely and real-life challenges facing workplaces today, including the skills gap and helping military veterans return to the civilian workforce.”


    The 2014 SHRM Pinnacle Award winners are:

    Media: For more information, please visit NASHRM’s website

    About the Society for Human Resource Management

    Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.