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Ron Shane Lifetime Achievement Award

Each year the SHRM Delaware State Council, Inc. and Chapters in Delaware honor an individual who has continually shown outstanding service and has promoted the profession of Human Resource Management throughout their career by presenting the Ron Shane Lifetime Achievement Award. The winner is announced at the Annual Delaware State Human Resources Conference.   


The 2019 nomination period is now open!
Nominate today using the form below (deadline is September 14, 2019). 


Core values of the Ron Shane Lifetime Achievement Award:

  • Honesty, leadership, commitment, integrity and moral strength
  • Vision for moving the field of Human Resources forward
  • Project and/or program success that have benefited the profession and HR Professionals
  • Contributions to the profession that truly stand out


The award recognizes outstanding individuals who meet the following criteria:

Dedication to the Human Resources profession: this refers to the individual’s dedication and commitment to HR, meaning there should be a demonstrated love of the profession, belief that the role of HR is critical to the business it serves, and full support of the overall mission of SHRM national.

Professional credentials and accomplishments: includes any academic or professional achievements, business successes, HR Certifications, advanced degrees, continuing education, etc.

Professional involvement: has been active in national or local SHRM chapters, served in any roles dedicated to advancing the HR profession and HR professionals, leads by example, represented HR profession on committees, etc.

Demonstrated HR leadership: looked upon by professionals in HR as an expert, serves formally or informally as a coach to others, develops more novice HR individuals, champions HR issues at local, state, or federal levels.


Previous Awardees

Jacqueline Poquette, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Frank Ingraham, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Vickie Tully, SPHR
Carol Kleiman
Melissa Greene, PHR
Patricia Clendening, GPHR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Wanda Spiering, PHR, SHRM-CP
Cindy Crompton-Barone, PHR, SHRM-CP
Peggy Eddens
Joanne Lee, SHRM-SCP


Nominate A Colleague

If you would like to nominate a friend or colleague, please review this nominating criteria:

  1. The nominee is required to have demonstrated significant contributions to the HR profession in the state of Delaware.
  2. Lifetime achievement is an indicator of years in the HR field. Nominee should have more than 15 years of HR experience.
  3. Involvement in a human resource professional organization is important to the nomination.  It is preferred that the nominee is a member of SHRM (either on a national or local chapter level).

A five member committee composed of Delaware State Council members and at least one past recipient reviews the nominees and makes the final selection.


Complete this form to nominate an individual for the 2019 Ron Shane Award 

(Deadline is September 14, 2019)


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