Pictured (from left) are Lori McKay, past president; Donna McMillien, secretary; Amy Powell, membership chair; Roxanna Clay, treasurer; Karen Bumgarner, communication/program director; Penny Yountz, president; Crystal Walker, technology/website chair; and Ashleigh Waugh, president-elect.

Special to Iredell Free News

The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) recently awarded the Iredell Human Resource Association its prestigious EXCEL Silver Award for the chapter’s accomplishments in 2023.

The EXCEL award is given to state councils and chapters to recognize major accomplishments, strategic activities, and tactical initiatives that elevate the profession of human resources.

“SHRM’s impact on the world of work is due to the dedication and efforts of our chapters and state councils like Iredell Human Resource Association. The Silver EXCEL Award is not only a celebration of the great work done by the Chapter—it’s also recognition of their focus and determination to cause the effect to make great workplaces,” said Johnny C. Taylor Jr., president and chief executive officer of SHRM. “Their HR leadership is exemplary.”

The EXCEL Award can be earned at four levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum. Each level has a prescribed set of requirements and accomplishments that must be met.

Iredell Human Resource Association will receive recognition in SHRM publications and at conferences, a logo to display on its website, and information to share with its members about the significance of this

To earn the Silver EXCEL Award the Iredell Human Resource Association hosted multiple projects focusing on Growing & Enhancing the HR Community, Advancing the HR Profession in our Community, and Becoming an Information Pipeline for our members.

About Iredell Human Resource Association

The purpose of IHRA is to provide a local forum for personal and professional development; provide an opportunity to develop leadership, managerial, public speaking and group decision-making skills, and provide for networking opportunities among colleagues. Visit https://ihra.shrm.org.