Created in 2007, the Excellence in HR Awards program honors industry human resources professionals who have positively impacted business results. Nominations will be accepted from March 1-June 15, 2019 and the recipients will be honored at the Excellence in HR Awards Luncheon which will be held in conjunction with CTHRA's HR Symposium on October 17, 2019 in Philadelphia.

Team Innovator of the Year

This award recognizes a company or HR team within a company that demonstrated innovative, creative problem solving that positively impacted company culture or business results such as increased revenue, improved operating efficiencies or reduced expenses. Nominations are open to all C2HR member companies.

2018    Comcast NBCUniversal Disaster Relief Taskforce

2017    NBCUniversal HR for HR Team

2016    ESPN Diversity, Inclusion and Wellness Team and the Legacy Time Warner Cable HR Team

2015    A+E Networks' Compensation & Benefits Team and Comcast's HR Leave of Absence Team 

2014    Turner Broadcasting System's Global Technology and Operations Team

2013    Cox Communications California System’s People Services Team

2012    Time Warner Cable’s Human Capital and Analysis Team

2011    Discovery Communications Flexible Staffing Group

2010    Turner Broadcasting System Inc.’s HR Technology Team

2009    Comcast’s Human Capital Management Team

2008    The Weather Channel Companies

2007    Cox Orange County and Palos Verdes System (OCPV)


Aspiring Leader

This award recognizes an emerging HR professional whose fresh perspective, inventive ideas and innovative approach has positively impacted the leadership and culture of the organization. The individual must exhibit professional excellence and a commitment to his/her work in the industry. Nominations are open to all HR professionals employed by a C2HR member company.

2018    Terese Farmen, Recognition Program Manager, Cox Communications

2017    Michelle Martin, Vice President of Specialty Services, CBS

2016    Walter Landry, Director of Learning Strategy, Cox Communications

2015    Jennifer Tracy, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition & Diversity, Bright House Networks

2014    Beth Biggs, Senior Director of Benefits, Charter Communications

2013    Angela Mazeres, Senior Director of HR, Bright House Networks

2012    Yvette Smetana, Executive Director of HR, Comcast Cable 

Leadership Excellence

This award recognizes human resources executives who have demonstrated extraordinary and visionary leadership in addressing a critical business issue, challenge or opportunity by enhancing an organization’s efficiency, performance or profitability.  

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Kerri St. Jean

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Pat Langer

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Chris Powell

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Adria Alpert Romm

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Tomas Mathews

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Jack Jackson

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Mae Douglas

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Brian Koenig

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