For Immediate Release
Stevens Earns State Human Resources Award
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (Aug. 31, 2017) – The HR Florida State Council has named Charlotte County Human Resources Generalist Jackie Stevens its 2017 HR Professional of the Year. Stevens received the honor at the organization’s annual conference in Orlando. The award “recognizes a human resources leader who has advanced the profession in a significant way.”
Stevens’ nomination application highlighted her creation of the county’s Management University program in 2015. She has worked for the Charlotte County Human Resources Department for nearly 15 years.
“The program equips county managers and supervisors with the tools and resources they need to be the linchpins between the senior leadership team and frontline employees. More than 40 percent of county managers and supervisors participated in the program,” the council stated in the award announcement.
“We at HR Florida State Council feel privileged to present this honor to such an impactful individual,” said HR Florida State Council President Lynnette Holsinger. “In human resources, we often talk about leaders who come from all parts of the organization, and not just those at the top. It is wonderful to see the impact Jackie has made on her organization as a true HR professional.”
“Jackie’s colleagues and I are so proud of her for this award. We’ve known for many years how valuable she is to our team and this recognition underscores the respect she has earned from her peers as well,” said Charlotte County Administrator Ray Sandrock.
“I am honored to receive this award today,” said Stevens. “I believe in the power of the HR profession and what we as individuals in this field can do to help organizations everywhere be more successful.”
Photo attached: Charlotte County Human Resources Generalist Jackie Stevens, left, accepts the 2017 HR Professional of the Year award from HR Florida State Council President Lynnette Holsinger.