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Professional of the Year

    The SESHRM Chapter (Sioux Empire Society for Human Resource Management) annually recognizes local Human Resources Professionals with the HR Professional of the Year Award. This prestigious award is to recognize an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of Human Resource Management and represents "the best" in the Human Resources profession. They are strategic business partners, individuals, businesses or organizations who serve as role models for the profession, who are ‘leaders’ rather than ‘followers’, who set standards for others and the profession, and who apply their professional expertise outside of their organizations.
     
    The History of the Professional of the Year Awards
    2016
    Distinguished Professional: Maggie Pearson
    Emerging Professional: Julia Disburg
    2015
    Distinguished Professional: Dawn Uthe
    Emerging Professional: Karla Lundell
    2014
    Distinguished Professional: Julie Waage
    Emerging Professional: Candis Kiihl
    Strategic HR Partner: Employment Law Practice Group at Woods, Fuller, Schultz & Smith
    2013
    Distinguished Professional: Carey Deaver
    Emerging Professional: Jill Glover
    Strategic HR Partner: Roxie Loftesness
    Student: Chaciel Koscielski
    2012
    Distinguished Professional: Patsy Kramer
    Emerging Professional: Reid Holsen
    Student: Shanna Von Holtum
    2011
    Senior Professional: Lynn Hagen
    HR Advocate: Melissa Moerike
    Student: Amanda Schemmel
    Professional: Justin Rey
    2010
    Senior Professional: Gayle Ver Hey
    Emerging Professional: Heidi Bowers
    HR Advocate: Teresa Fredrick
    Professional: Kristi Johnson
    2009
    Senior Professional: Ann Larson
    Student: Clarissa VanDer Weide
    2008
    Senior Professional: Jolee Thurn
    Emerging Professional: Kim Joffer
    Student: Amber Oftdal
    Professional: Teresa DeBoer
    2007
    Senior Professional: Kim Olson
    Emerging Professional: Jeff Post
    HR Advocate: Greg Johnson
    Student: Shana Haroldson
    Professional: Mary Jo Vance
    2006
    Senior Professional: Karla Haugan
    Emerging Professional: Karen O'Connor
    HR Advocate: Pat Lund
    Professional: Tammy Wierenga
    2005
    Senior Professional: Colleen Stratton
    Emerging Professional: Stephanie Stockberger
    HR Advocate: Mary Medema
    Professional: Deb Hays
    2004
    Professional: Pat Curtis
    2003
    Professional: Barb Ohme
    2002
    Professional: Mary Hitzemann
    2001
    Professional: Sue Loge
    2000
    Professional: Don McCoy