Call for Nominations!


Accepting nominations for our Annual Outstanding Public Servant Award 2022

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


  • Sponsored a bill or legislative initiative that promotes a positive work-place initiative.
  • Recognizes that the Human Resources Professional is a valuable resource to addressing concerns within the workplace.
  • Recognizes the value of input from Human Resource Professional constituents.
  • Click here for nomination form.

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:

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.

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