Finalists Announced for 2017 Professional Awards


CPHR BC & YK is proud to announce the finalists for the 2017 Professional Awards.

Rising Star Award
The Rising Star Award, sponsored by LOGAN HR, recognizes the HR leaders of tomorrow. These up-and-comers, within the first five years of their human resources career, are considered to be lighting the HR community on fire and hold the future of the profession in their hands. Each of the nominees has made significant contributions to their past and present workplaces at a very early stage in their career.

Finalists for the Rising Star Award are:

Supreeti Ghosh, CPHR
People Operations Manager, North America
nomination summary
Courtney McKissock, CPHR
Senior HR Advisor
Omicron Canada
nomination summary
Larissa Pepper, CPHR Candidate
Human Resources Coordinator
Arrow Transportation Systems Inc.
nomination summary

Award of Excellence: HR Professional of the Year
The Award of Excellence: HR Professional of the Year, sponsored by Desjardins, recognizes the HR leaders of today. This award is CPHR BC & YK’s highest honour for established HR practitioners, exemplary individuals who have made a contribution to human resources by improving organizational performance, achieving business results, demonstrating excellence in leadership or developing innovative programs.

Finalists for the Award of Excellence – HR Professional of the Year are:

Ilka Bene, CPHR
AVP, Human Resources
First West Credit Union
nomination summary
Kerry Roberts, CPHR
Human Resources Manager, Recruitment and Positive Work Environments
University of Northern British Columbia
Prince George
nomination summary

Keeping People First: CEO Award
The Keeping People First: CEO Award, sponsored by Korn Ferry, is a distinction awarded by the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia and Yukon to recognize a CEO for outstanding leadership in people practices and supporting innovative HR. This is an opportunity to highlight a CEO who exemplifies the core value of keeping people first in their strategic vision, leadership and corporate performance to drive business success in BC or the Yukon.

Finalists for the Keeping People First: CEO Award are:

Jim Lightbody
President and CEO
British Columbia Lottery Corporation
Laurie Schultz
President and CEO
Brian Scudamore
Founder and CEO
O2E Brands

The recipients of the awards will be announced Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at the HR Conference + Tradeshow in Vancouver.

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  1. Courtney McKissock April 5, 2017 at 11:06 am · · Reply

    Congratulations to Supreeti and Larissa and all the finalists!! Incredible to be named amongst such amazing HR professionals!

  2. There are some remarkable stories here – it’s an honour to be included!

  3. Congratulations to Supreeti Ghosh, Courtney McKissock, and Larissa Pepper for their Rising Star nominations…LoganHR is proud to be a sponsor!

  4. Christina Seargeant April 24, 2017 at 2:23 pm · · Reply

    Looking forward to awards next week! Honoured to be passing the Rising Star torch to the 2017 recipient.

  5. Kristina Chambers April 25, 2017 at 11:44 am · · Reply

    Congratulations to the finalists of the 2017 CPHR BC & Yukon Professional awards! As a finalist for the Rising Star award last year I know what an honor and achievement it is to be recognised by your peers for such a prestigious award! As it did for me, I know this honor will lead to many new and exciting experiences for each of you. I sincerely hope you enjoy the journey ahead. Good luck to each of you!

  6. Congratulations to all the reward finalists of the 2017 professionals of the year. I have read the write-ups and have to say IMPRESSIVE!! I feel honoured to be on the list. Good luck to everyone.

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