HR Professional of the Year
The WHRA is actively supports our mission statement to educate HR professionals and give the opportunity to recognize the outstanding individuals who have displayed impeccable ethical standards and behavior within today’s ever changing HR Arena.
IBM Talent Acquisition Optimization
Do you know someone who:
❑ Serves as a great role model
❑ Sets standards for others to follow
❑ Helps design & implement a company’s core/strategic values
❑ Shares their professional expertise (internally & externally) on, Recruitment & Retention, Health and Safety, Employee Benefits, Employee Relations/Labor Laws, Training/Development, Wage/Salary Administration
2019 Laurie English, Excela Health
2018 Beth Neffield, Excela Health
2017 Jennifer Plummer, Loyalhanna Mgmnt. Services
2016 Transition to calendar year
2015 Dirk Matson, Westmoreland County
2014 Hilary Pisula, Leed's
2013 Michael Bartlett, American Beverage Corp.
2012 Raven Schnaetzle, St. Anne Home
2011 Vanessa Sebetich, Greenbriar Treatment
2010 Lara Barlow-Paules, First National Bank
2009 Donna Hixson, Kennametal
2008 Kathie Brean, Redstone Highlands
2007 Kathy Shire, L & I Workforce Dev.
2006 Richard Hrivnak, Leed's
2005 Karen Redic, Dicks' Sporting Goods
2004 Lisa Fox, Fox’s Worth Consulting
2003 Catherine E. Giunta, Seton Hill University
2020 HR Professional of the Year
Andrea’s 20-year professional career in Human Resources has been as a strategic partner primarily focused on Recruiting, Staffing, and Training & Development. She has spent the past six years with IBM providing outsourced recruitment services to the Elliott Group in Jeannette. She was previously a 22-year veteran of FirstEnergy, formerly doing business as Allegheny Energy.
Andrea has been recognized by management and peers for superior customer focus and service delivery. She has been guest speaker/presenter at various educational institutions as either subject matter expert or to promote employment opportunities.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources and Marketing Management from Seton Hill University, held her Professional in Human Resources certification for 17 years, and is a certified facilitator of The EQ Interview through The Adele Lynn Leadership Group. She is a member of the Westmoreland Human Resources Association (WHRA) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
JUDGES: “Past HR Professional of the Year Winners” and “The WHRA Board President”.
All nominees should make noticeable internal and external contributions to the HR Profession. Those individuals also must live and/or work in Westmoreland County. All nominees will be equally evaluated and the judging will be blind.
THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE