Join us in congratulating the winners of the 2nd Annual HR Excellence Awards!


  • Most People-Focused CEO: Ed Bastian, CEO, Delta Air Lines
  • Chief Human Resources Officer: Vicki Cansler, Chief HR Officer, Piedmont Healthcare
  • Leading Transformational Change & Culture:  Adriana Avella, HR Director – Services, The Home Depot Inc.
  • Best Learning & Development Strategy:  Kelly Johnson, Director of Human Resources and Leader of Learning & Development Team, Georgia Department of Community Health
  • Rising HR Star:  Jackie Fisher, HR Manager, Juneau Construction Company
  • Most Innovative Use of Technology:  Lorie Hutcheson, VP Human Resources, Shepherd Center
  • Most Effective Recruitment Strategy: Karen Bennett, EVP, Chief People Officer, Cox Communications Inc.
  • Best Total Rewards Strategy:  Cody Partin, Senior Vice President, Total Rewards & People Operations, Cox Enterprises