2013 award nomination information and form for SHRM-Atlanta Pegasus Awards Presented by TalentQuest can be found here.
The intent of these awards is to recognize individual HR professionals and volunteers who exemplify the highest professional standards in our field.
2011 SHAPE Award Finalists & Winners
Nancy Glube, VP Business Solutions, Dale Carnegie of Georgia (2011 Winner)
Nancy Glube, a SHRM-Atlanta volunteer for years, was nominated for consistent service, staying current, generating ideas, and freely sharing her wealth of knowledge and network with the HR community. She was instrumental in setting up the HR Leadership Academy program, has served on SHRM expertise panels, and wrote a book to help HR folks manage their careers so they might never be in transition again. Nancy continues to be an inspiration to many.
Carla McCormick, Health and Wellness Manager and the Wellness Committee, Printpack, Inc. (2011 Winner)
Carla McCormick and the Printpack team were nominated for an impactful wellness program, the BioAge Challenge. A 12-week program, BioAge encouraged new habits and lifestyle changes that contribute to fewer insurance claims, increased premium savings, reduced sick time and greater workforce productivity. Carla used webcams to train volunteers to administer the BioAge fitness assessments, saving Printpack over $60,000 in fitness trainer fees. Approximately 1,000 associates in 22 locations in five countries participated in 2011.
Tywana Minor, VP Human Resources, WorldPay (2011 Finalist)
Tywana Minor was nominated for her volunteer leadership in 2011 recruiting and coordinating twenty SHRM-Atlanta volunteers for the State of Georgia’s Business Certification process for local high schools. Tywana facilitated volunteers’ deep knowledge of the evaluation process, shared informational resources, and set volunteer expectations. She was available throughout the process and provided encouragement and appreciation to volunteers. Additionally, Tywana asked stakeholders for suggestions on how the certification process could be improved for the future.
Mike Wiggins, Executive VP Human Resources, Southwire (2011 Finalist)
Mike Wiggins was nominated for his commitment to the community, healthcare and employees. He is an active SHRM member and is recognized for working his way up from operator, manager of quality, Director, to his current role as Executive VP. Mike’s innovative accomplishments while at Southwire include onsite healthcare facilities to reduce the cost of insurance, and a “12 4 Life” Plan to help high school students complete graduation and intern to gain real-world skills.
2010 SHAPE Award Winners
The 2010 SHAPE Awards recognized two HR professionals who exemplify the highest professional standards in the industry.
Keith Hicks, Radiant Systems, Inc.
Since taking over the position of VP Human Resources, Keith has successfully managed and integrated workforces from 3 separate acquisitions (1 in the U.S., 1 in Australia and 1 in Austria). Keith has the leadership skills, vision and business acumen to take Radiant Systems, Inc. past the present into the aspirational future.
Keith understands how leaders need metrics to understand the status of their business. As a leader himself, Keith created a metric scorecard that focused on the status of employee engagement, retention, headcount fluctuations and attrition/retention of high performers.
Keith is a creative and innovative HR professional and has proposed, driven and implemented numerous people-focused programs and initiatives that, ultimately, have had a positive impact on the business. Keith is a huge proponent of mentoring, both in encouraging it in others as well as taking an active role himself.
Gary Jones, SPHR, Grizzard Communications
As a member of the executive leadership group, Gary assisted in the development and execution of the strategic planning process and was an active participant in the formulation of the strategic plan, its communication process and implementation.
Gary is a strong advocate for a positive workforce. He instituted listening circles (round tables) to engage associates on numerous topics of interest and concern. He also instituted quarterly Town Hall meetings for all associates to heighten employee engagement by providing them with relevant information regarding the business.
Gary is deeply committed to the development of the profession itself as well as the development of other HR professionals. Has been an active member of SHRM-Atlanta since the late 1980s and is currently involved with three HR professionals in a mentoring-type of situation as well as one C-level professional and one VP of Sales.
Hear Keith's acceptance speech at the 2010 SHAPE Awards
Hear Gary's acceptance speech at the 2010 SHAPE Awards.