Now in its sixth year, the Archer Awards program, presented by Howard & O’Brien Executive Search, took place last night to honor of the accomplishments of many of Northeast Ohio’s most talented HR professionals. As a supporting sponsor, Roundtable was thrilled to attend the event where we had the opportunity to meet and network with over 400 of the area’s most influential and innovative human resource experts.
We’d like to thank Crain’s Cleveland Business, all of the presenters and other sponsors for putting on this great event with delicious food, a prime location, and an overwhelming opportunity to get to know such a wonderful crowd of local professionals who are truly making a difference in their workplace cultures. Lee Ann Howard, CEO and Founder of Howard O’Brien Executive Search, recognized the challenge faced by today’s HR leaders to continuously adapt to shifting priorities in today’s business landscape. Today, people in these roles are challenged with being “keenly aware of both bottom line and culture,” an achievement that should not be overlooked.
We, at Roundtable, would like to personally congratulate the finalists of the 2016 Archer Awards, many of whom we’ve previously contacted, or were able to meet at last night’s event. And we’d like to send a special shout out of congratulations to last night’s winners:
Lifetime Achievement Award: Ann E. Killian, VP, HR, retired, Ferro Corp.
Rising Star Category: Katie Talarico, Head of Talent Practices Group, KeyBank
Professional Development Award: Courtney DiBello, HR Analyst, ValMark Securities
HR Executive of the Year (Public Company): Kim Whiteman, EVP, Chief HR Officer, A. Schulman
HR Executive of the Year (Private Company): Jackie Bovinet, Sr. Director HR, ClinicalRM
HR Executive of the Year (Nonprofit): Denise Smudla, Director HR, Jennings Centers for Older Adults
Excellence in Innovation: Peggy Corbin, Director HR, Recovery Resources
Excellence in Talent Management: Lisa Villao, Director Talent Development, American Greetings
HR Team Category: Medical Mutual of Ohio
Leadership in Diversity Category: KeyBank Talent Acquisition Leadership Team