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HRUnite! Awards

November 1, 2023

Celebrating the official 2023 HRUnite! Awards in person.

Class photo taken by Shawn Lee, Cr. Photographer.

Thank you to everyone who joined us in person or virtually to celebrate the hashtag #HRAwesome of our 28 nominees and winners!!

Thank you to our sponsors like Strategic Services Group (SSG) for making these moments happen for the past five years!!

Award Categories for 2023

🏆HRUnite! Purpose Award recognizes those individuals who have made an impact on the HR profession through leadership, collaboration and partnerships. These individuals showcase the power of HR as a strategic resource and trusted advocate.

🏆HRUnite! Ambassador (Volunteer) Award recognizes an individual who is tirelessly volunteering their time to promote the HR Community in one of our many HR associations globally or in a college/university or community program that promotes professional development.

🏆HRUnite! TA Trailblazer Award recognizes a Talent Acquisition rock star who is redefining the recruiting and candidate experience for the organization(s) they serve.

🏆HRUnite! Igniter Award, inspired by Shawn Lee, an igniter of change, celebrates those bringing people together and breaking down barriers in diversity and belonging in workplaces.

🏆HRUnite! Education Excellence in HR Award recognizes individuals who are teaching and shaping the future of the HR profession in a High School, College or continuing education development certificate program.  

HR Unite! 2023

July 12 - July 13, 2023

What is HR Leaders on Leadership? -------------

This extraordinary event is a gathering and celebration of HR Leaders who share lessons learned during their journey and evolution to HR leadership.


Anne-Marie Welch - Clark Hill, PLC

-- Employment Law Update – Mid Year Review

Erich Kurschat - Harmony Insights, LLC

-- Network Like An Introvert: Valuable Tips For All Personality Styles

Mary Cooney - Generation IQ

-- Engaging Five Generations at Work

Charlie Wollborg - Curve Detroit

-- Shiny Object! Brand Storytelling & Content Marketing in a Short Attention-Span World

Paul LaLonde - CEDA

-- The Philosopher Manager

Greg Coyne - Sandler Training

-- Dealing with Difficult Conversations

Phillip Espinosa - Leadership for Leaders

-- Hacks for HR to Connect with Leaders

Shawn Lee - Shawn Lee Studios

-- Stand Up, PUSH BACK

Steve Browne - CHRO & Author of HR on Purpose!! & HR Rising!!

-- HR Unleashed !! Transforming from Support Role to Strategic Leader

Niki Ramirez - HR Answers, LLC

-- Carefully Cultivating a People-First Culture

Christie Engler - Willory

-- HR, It’s a New Day!

Brenda Meller - Meller Marketing, LLC

-- LinkedIn Profile Optimization -- including audience "Hotseat" Profile Reviews

Dr. Lee Meadows - Meadows Consulting

-- HR: How Leaders Make it Special

Event Moderators:

Tina Marie Wohlfield

Thank you to our sponsors and partners for HRUnite! 2023!

Clark Hill, PLC - Happy HR sponsor

Sandler Training - Snack sponsor

Connected Geek Studios - Official Video/Digital Media Partner of HRUnite!

Shawn Lee Studios - Official Photography Partner of HRUnite!

The 4th Annual HR Leaders on Leadership event took place on Friday, March 3, 2023.

Event Moderators:

Tina Marie Wohlfield and Lee Meadows

Event Sponsor:

Strategic Services Group.

HR Leaders on Leadership 2023

March 3, 2023

What is HR Leaders on Leadership? -------------

This extraordinary event is a gathering and celebration of HR Leaders who share lessons learned during their journey and evolution to HR leadership.


Anthony Cann - Director of Human Resources, Daxton Hotel

Anne-Marie Coleman – Director of Human Resources, Productions Plus

Mary Dale – Chief Human Resources Officer, Convivial Brands

Jennifer Dupont – Director, Human Resources Business Partner, Kelly

Donna Wilson – Director, Human Resources, Wayne County (MI)

Tina Marie Wohlfield – Chief People Strategist, TIMAWO, LLC

Tracie Wolfe – Director, Human Resources, Human Element

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