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 2017 Award Winners... CONGRATS!

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HR Professional
​of the Year
Los Angeles Police FCU
Norma Feder-Dong
VP, HR & Support Services

Patti Reed
​Educational Scholarship

Solano First Credit Union

Jan Larsen

​VP, Administration

Suzanne Carlisle
​Trainer's Scholarship

Kern Schools FCU
Kristen Hartsell
FSO Training Specialist

Previous Recipients

2014

  • HR Professional of the Year: Rebecca Nixon, HR & Training Manager at San Mateo Credit Union, San Mateo, CA 
  • Trainer of the Year, Suzanne Carlisle Trainer's Scholarship Recipient: Brad Shirilla, Training & Benefit Specialist at Los Angeles Police Credit Union
  • Patti Reed Educational Scholarship: Allied Healthcare Federal Credit Union, Long Beach, CA 
  • HRD Network Outstanding Support of the Credit Union Movement: Brandi Stankovic, Senior Partner, Mitchell, Stankovic, & Associates 


2015

  • HR Professional of the Year: Courtnay Lynch, Human Resources, Xceed Federal Credit Union 
  • Trainer of the Year, Suzanne Carlisle Trainer's Scholarship Recipient: Delores Trevino, Vice President of Staff Development at 1st United Services Credit Union 
  • Patti Reed Educational Scholarship: Kaiperm Diablo Federal Credit Union, Walnut Creek, CA 


2016

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


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