Call for Nominations!
Objective: This award, sponsored by RI SHRM, recognizes the outstanding contributions of a Public Servant who has promoted, sponsored, or initiated legislation that has demonstrated awareness of the value of involvement of human resource professionals in the legislative process and has affected positive changes in workplace legislation.
Who is eligible: Public Servants
Past Public Servants honored by RI SHRM:
2002 - Rep. Beatrice Lanzi
2003 - Rep. Thomas Winfield
2004 - Lt. Gov. Charles Fogarty
2005 - Secretary of State Matt Brown
2006 - Gov. Donald Carcieri
2007 - Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts
2008 - RI Health Insurance Commissioner, Christopher Koller
2009 - Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed
2011 - Representative Deborah Ruggiero and Doctor David Gifford
2012 - General Treasurer Gina Raimondo
2013 - Representative Patricia Serpa
2015 - Helen G. Gage. Chief Labor Standards, RI Department of Labor and Training
2016 - Representative K. Joseph Shekarchi
2017 - Director Scott R. Jensen, Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training
2018 - Representative Nicholas A. Mattiello, House Speaker
2019 - Lynne Urbani, Director of Policy for the Speaker, Rhode Island House of Representatives.
2020 - The Employees of the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training.
2021 - Ryan Holt, Esq. - Office of the Attorney General
Nomination Process: RI SHRM Chapter and at-large members may forward the Nomination form to the Director of Legislative Affairs: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominations must be received by July 1, 2022. The Legislative Affairs Committee will review all nominations and recommend a finalist to the Director of Legislative Affairs, the State Chapter Director, and President of Chapter Operations for approval. The winner will be announced at the RI SHRM's Fall Legislative Breakfast.