2020 CHRO of the Year Awards

If people are a company’s greatest asset, then CHROs have a lot riding on their shoulders. From delivering a winning culture to introducing fresh recruitment strategies, they are stewards and strategists who are responsible for a company’s talent and performance blueprint—all of which drives the business forward. To honor the contributions of these incredible leaders, HRO Today is proud to present the annual CHRO and HRD of the Year Awards.

2020 CHROs of the Year

CHRO of the Year, Non-Profit

Alex Smith, CHRO, City of Memphis

CHRO of the Year, Mid-Market

Jill Geimer, Managing Director, Head of HR, Ecentria

CHRO of the Year, Enterprise

Elisa Bannon-Jones, EVP & CHRO, Pep Boys

CHRO of the Year, Sustainable Workforce

Rebecca Sinclair, Chief People & Communications Officer, America Tire Distributors

CHRO of the Year, Lifetime Achievement

Mike Yonker, EVP & CHRO, Marriott Vacations Worldwide

2020 Leaders of Distinction

Kim DiBello-Heintz

EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer
Clear Channel Outdoor

Sean Vanderelzen

CHRO
Lineage Logistics

Courtney Graham

Chief People Officer
TrueAccord

Valerie Utsey

VP & CHRO
ICBA

Stacey Martin

CHRO
OmniTracs

Tammy Heller

CHRO
Perspecta

Tarilyn Juarez-Monroe

Chief People
Officer, Senior
Vice President of
People & Places
Varian

Ian Watkins

EVP & CHRO
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

Amber Kennelly

CHRO
HUB International

Katy Avila

VP of HR
Worldwide Express

Kristin Gwinner

EVP, CHRO
Chico’s FAS

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