Awards & Scholarships







The HRD Network is accepting nominations for three prestigious awards in the Human Resources and Employee Development fields, which is a great opportunity to recognize one of your peers! Nominations should be e-mailed to hrd@hrdnetwork.org

Patti Reed Educational Scholarship

The Patti Reed Educational Scholarship was created to provide small credit unions with access to training and professional development opportunities. The award was named in honor of Patti Reed, who was on the HRD Network Board of Directors at its beginning and who was instrumental in seeing that the HRD Network focus on the needs of small credit unions. The award recipient will receive a scholarship for $500 payable to their credit union, to be used towards admission to training and development events. We encourage you to nominate a small credit union who may benefit from this educational opportunity. To make a nomination, please complete the Patti Reed Educational Scholarship Nomination Form

HR Professional ​of the Year

This award recognizes an HR Professional who has excelled in the Human Resources field. This award was named after Ginny Baldauf, whose professional and never-ending energy helped make the HRD Network what it is today. To make a nomination, please complete the HR Professional of the Year Nomination Form


Suzanne Carlisle ​Trainer's Scholarship

This award recognizes a Trainer who has shown excellence in educational initiatives. It was named in honor of Suzanne Carlisle, past-president of the HRD Network, who believes in training and supporting the efforts of those who develop others. The award recipient will receive a scholarship for $500 payable to their credit union, to be used towards admission to training and development events. To make a nomination, please complete the Suzanne Carlisle Trainer's Scholarship Nomination Form


Announcing the 2018 Award Winners... CONGRATS!

Recognition for Service to the HRD Network
Jenee Rawlings, YOLO FCU
Janet Gaspard, Los Angeles Police FCU
Joyce Wasserman, California CU

HR Professional
​of the Year
Caltech Employees FCU
Martha Perea
VP, Human Resources

Patti Reed
​Educational Scholarship

Paradise Valley FCU

Elsie Nash
Director, HR & Administration

Suzanne Carlisle
​Trainer's Scholarship

First Entertainment CU
Andrea Ridgely
Director, Organizational Development

Previous Recipients

2017

  • HR Professional of the Year: Norma Feder-Dong, VP, HR & Support Services, Los Angeles Police FCU
  • Trainer of the Year, Suzanne Carlisle Trainer's Scholarship Recipient: Kristen Hartsell, FSO Training Specialist, Kern Schools FCU
  • Patti Reed Educational Scholarship: Jan Larsen, VP, Administration, Solano First CU

2016

  • HR Professional of the Year: Janet Mainenti, Director of Human Resources, Point Loma CU
  • Trainer of the Year, Suzanne Carlisle Trainer's Scholarship Recipient: David Gregg, Director L & D and Matthew Rosenthal, Financial Partners CU
  • Patti Reed Educational Scholarship: Ana Ordonez, CEO, Media City Community CU

2015

  • HR Professional of the Year: Courtnay Lynch, Human Resources, Xceed FCU
  • Trainer of the Year, Suzanne Carlisle Trainer's Scholarship Recipient: Delores Trevino, VP, Staff Development at 1st United Services CU
  • Patti Reed Educational Scholarship: Kaiperm Diablo FCU
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