Awards & Scholarships

 

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Recognize a colleague, peer or team member for outstanding achievements in Human Resources and Training. 

The HRD Network is now accepting nominations. Click the link below to start your nomination. When considering who to nominate, please focus on someone who has accomplished specific achievements in the last 12 - 14 months.  Honorees must be employed by HRD Network member credit unions.   Past winners are not eligible. 

What makes for a well-written nomination? The best nomination tells a story of the nominee's path to success, obstacles overcome, unique talents, etc. The best nominations are short and include specifics and examples of the nominee's success. 

For more information or to submit your nomination, email info@hrdnetowrk.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

Ginny Baldauf: A Trailblazer in HR

Innovation in HR Award

We proudly present the Innovation in HR Award, an accolade that celebrates exceptional achievements in the Human Resources and Learning and Development domains. This prestigious award is named after a remarkable individual who left an indelible mark on the HRD Network: Ginny Baldauf.

As a charter member, Ginny played a pivotal role in shaping the very fabric of our network. Her unwavering commitment, visionary leadership, and tireless dedication helped transform the HRD Network into the vibrant community it is today. Ginny’s professional journey exemplifies innovation, resilience, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.

The Innovation in HR Award recognizes HR professionals who have gone above and beyond, pushing boundaries, and redefining the landscape of human resources. Whether it’s pioneering new strategies, championing diversity and inclusion, or revolutionizing talent development, our nominees embody the spirit of progress.

Let’s honor those who continue to elevate the field of HR. Access nomination form here. 



Suzanne Carlisle ​Trainer's Scholarship

This award recognizes a Trainer who has shown excellence in educational initiatives. Sponsored by KeyPoint Credit Union in honor of Suzanne Carlisle, past-president of the HRD Network. Suzanne  believed 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 nominate a colleague, click the Suzanne Carlisle Scholarship Nomination Form.


HRD Network's Award & Scholarship Winners




Previous Recipients

2019 - 2023

Recognition for Service to the HRD Network

Mark Manns, Kern Schools FCU

HR Professional of the Year

San Mateo CU
Janelle Eaton-Escalante

Patti Reed
​Educational Scholarship

Paradise Valley CU 2023

Nikkei CU - 2019
Jon Hernandez

Suzanne Carlisle
​Trainer's Scholarship

Foothill CU
Ericka Diaz

2018

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

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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