HR Excellence

SHRM-Memphis: HR Excellence

Each year, SHRM-Memphis recognizes the outstanding Human Resources talent in the Mid-South region by hosting an annual HR Excellence Awards Ceremony.

Nominees are gathered throughout the year for the following awards:

George Mabon Executive of the Year

 The George Mabon Executive of the Year Award recognizes an actively employed Human Resource executive in their organization with at least ten years of management experience. This person demonstrates consistent proven success and applies professional experience both inside and outside his/her organization.

HR Lifetime Achievement

The SHRM-Memphis board votes on this award to be given to a long-time supporter of SHRM-Memphis, who is still actively involved in the chapter; a veteran of the HR industry and has demonstrated significant impact to the field in Human Resources.

HR Emerging Leader

This award recognizes a rising star within the Human Resource function that has demonstrated significant impact to the field and has up to five years of experience in Human Resources. Judges will look for an individual that goes beyond conventional expectations, demonstrates innovative thinking to challenging business cases, and has a proven track record of working successfully in business situations not normally associated with those new to the profession. 

Memphis HR Champion

This award is designed for someone who is a true-Memphis Champion as it relates to extensive community participation, employee support activities of their Memphis-based company in the HR activities.  This award is for that person who is always there to help, always keeping an eye on the community involvement for themselves and their company, helping employees in their HR activities.  Nominees for this award can be any HR support person or mid-level lead or supervisory personnel.

Student of the Year

This award honors a Human Resource student, classified as a junior or higher, that has at least a 3.0 overall GPA, and volunteers with the local SHRM chapter. Judges will look for strong commitment to the profession by measurable factors such as quality of work, initiative, professionalism and unique contributions to Human Resources.