2019 HR Awards Dinner
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2019 HR Awards Dinner

Celebrate the achievement of your friends and colleagues in the Human Resources field at the HR Awards Dinner.

When: Monday, November 4, 2019
5:00 PM
Where: Dover Downs Hotel
1131 N Dupont Hwy
Dover, Delaware  19901
United States

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HR Awards Dinner

The HR Awards program honors executives, partners and companies that have demonstrated a commitment to their employees or clients through leadership, innovation and achievement in Delaware. Through these programs, today’s companies are investing in not only the strength of their business’ future but also the futures of employees and their families. A judging committee of local business leaders selects honorees based on engagement, effectiveness and ROI. Delaware SHRM Chapter shares their inspiring stories in Delaware Business Times and celebrates their success at a high-energy awards reception during the Delaware State Human Resource Conference & Expo where the winners will be announced live.

To review last year's finalists, and see pictures from last year's ceremony, check out the Delaware Business Times page devoted to HR's top professionals here





Thank you to our sponsors and partners








Sponsorship Opportunities


Interested in a group rate, or sponsoring this event?Join us as a sponsor of the Inaugural HR Awards Dinner to celebrate your finalist or participate in this premier event honoring Delaware’s top HR professionals. Check out the options below: 


Contact us for additional sponsorship opportunities at info@deshrm.org






Tickets are on sale now! Reserve your seat for Delaware's finest celebration of HR talent. Ticket price includes dinner, drinks and full participation in the nights festivities! If you have been nominated for an HR Award you are eligible for a discounted rate. Invite your friends and fill up a table at the event for a discount as well! 


  • Individual Ticket $130
  • Nominee Ticket $70
  • Half Table (5 guests) $500
  • Full Table (10 guests) $1,000


Register today! 






HR Executive of the Year Category < 700 Employees:
Paula Swain Incyte Corp
Michael C Smith Navient
Rob Sorantino M&T Bank

 HR Executive of the Year Category > 699 Employees:
Colleen Clark Mt. Cuba Center
Susan Romano Duffield Associates, Inc.
LeAnne Diebold Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A.

HR Department of the Year Category:
Heather Schalk Wesley College
Amy Brown DryZone, LLC

HR Innovator Category:
Cindy Campanella Bancroft Construction
Patricia Clendening HR Strategies, LLC
Erika Broadwater The National Association of African Americans In Human Resources

HR Emerging Leader Category:
Matthew Esteves Anaconda Protective Concepts, Inc.
Lindsey Cropper United Electric Supply
Julia McDerby Artisans' Bank

Talent Person of the Year Category:
Lori Koval University of Delaware
Monica Eboda PrideStaff
Terri Betrando Corrado Management Services

HR Champion of the Year Category:
Maria Clyde BHI
Kenyetta McCurdy-Byrd Reach Riverside
Debra Shears Weiner Benefits Group



2018 Finalists


Emerging Leader
Elizabeth A. Danforth, SHRM-CP, Richards, Layton & Finger, PA (Winner) 
Dorrina Lilley, Nurse Next Door
Lindsey Falkowski, United Electric Supply


HR Department of the Year
Dr. Nicole Romano, Wilmington University (Winner) 
Kathy Corbitt, University of Delaware - Office of Development & Alumni Relations (DAR)
Heather M. Schalk, SHRM-CP, Wesley College


HR Innovator
Terri Hartwell Easter, T.H. Easter Consulting LLC (Winner)
Susan H. McGarry, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Marlette Funding, LLC
Lisa Wheeler, SoDel Concepts



HR Champion

Diane Campanile, SHRM-SCP, Lyons Companies (Winner) 

Cindy Davidson, Corexcel

Maribeth B. Dockety, Delaware Technical Community College


HR Person of the Year
Charlotte B. Barnes, City of Wilmington (Winner) 
Lorraine C. Serva, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Janie Libby, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, Dover Motorsports, Inc.
Bette J Francis, SHRM-SCP, YMCA of Delaware (Winner) 
Kim McColgan-Pierson, Brandywine Technology
Patricia Clendening, GPHR, SPHR, PHR, SHRM-CP, HR Strategies, LLC


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