2021 Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Finalists

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This award recognizes an individual leader for innovative practices and excellence in talent acquisition, including work within areas such as employer branding, technology, staff development, engagement and retention, and financial analysis. Our 2021 winners will be announced live in Chicago on September 14, 2021.

The 2020 Leaders of Distinction were announced at the HRO Today Forum North America during an exclusive ceremony on December 1, 2020. Below are the honorees and previous winners.

Individual – Large Market

Maureen Febo
Senior Director, Talent Acquisition Aetna
David Feldman
Vice President, Talent Acquisition Emerson Automation Solutions
Gwyneth L. Bonasoro

Senior Director, Global Talent Acquisition

Senior Director, Global Talent Acquisition Carrier
Rod Adams
Talent Acquisition & Onboarding Leader PwC
Andrea Hough
Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Internal Mobility General Dynamics Information Technology
Rob Daugherty


VP, Talent Acquisition Lowes

Individual – Mid Market

Loran Fredric


Partner & Director, Venture Talent & Recruiting BCG Digital Ventures
Kipp Birtwistle

Director, Talent Acquisition
Caliber Collision

Bill Malcolm
Director, Talent Acquisition Travel + Leisure Co.

Individual – Non-Profit

Jose Carbia
VP of Global Talent Acquisition Change Healthcare
Cathy Henesey


Executive Director, Talent Acquisition AdventHealth

Team – For-Profit

Team – Non-Profit