We would like to honor the Human Resources Department of the Year Award recipients from over the last 27 years, sharing in their finest triumphs, learning from their exceptional efforts, and recognizing how they have shaped the accomplishments of their organizations.

2023 Winners

HR Department of the Year Winners

Small HR Department – Airborne Systems North America of NJ Inc
Medium HR Department – Tyndale Company, Inc
Large HR Department – Pinnacle Treatment Centers

HR Awards for Excellence Winners

Diversity, Small HR Department – Children’s Crisis Treatment Center
Diversity, Large HR Department – Radian Group, Inc
Employee Relations – CubeSmart
Social Responsibility – Children’s Crisis Treatment Center
Talent Acquisition – CubeSmart
Talent Management – Radian Group, Inc
Technology, Small HR Department – Medlogix, LLC
Technology, Large HR Department – Munich Re
Total Rewards, Small HR Department – American Expediting Logistics, LLC
Total Rewards, Large HR Department – SAP America, Inc
Wellness, Medium HR Department – Tyndale Company, Inc
Wellness, Large HR Department – SEPTA

CEO of the Year Recipient
Gregory E. Deavens President and Chief Executive Officer of Independence Health Group

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
William Strahan, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Comcast Cable

2022 Winners

HR Department of the Year Winners

Small HR Department: RADAR Nonprofit Solutions
Small/Medium HR Department: Calcium
Medium HR Department: SDI, Inc.
Large HR Department: Cardone Industries, Inc.
Extra Large HR Department: Munich RE

HR Awards for Excellence Winners

Benefits: Edmund Optics
Diversity – Small Department: Philadelphia Zoo
Diversity – Large Department: SAP America, Inc.
Employee Relations – Small Department: SDI, Inc.
Employee Relations – Large Department: AAA Club Alliance
Social Responsibility: Penn Community Bank
Talent Acquisition – Small Department: PA Virtual Charter School
Talent Acquisition – Large Department: Imagine360
Talent Management: The Bancorp
Technology: AAA Club Alliance
Wellness – Small Department: Tyndale Company, Inc.
Wellness – Large Department: AAA Club Alliance

2021 Winners

HR Department of the Year Winners

1-10 HR Employees: Glenmede
11-14 HR Employees: Penn Community Bank
15-40 HR Employees: Citadel
>40 HR Employees: Visiting Nurse Association Health Group

HR Awards for Excellence Winners

Benefits: SAP
Compensation: Superior Plus
Diversity: Edmund Optics
Employee Relations: Superior Plus
Social Responsibility: Children’s Crisis Treatment Center
Talent Acquisition: Thermo Systems
Talent Management: Reinvestment Fund
Wellness: Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health

2020 Winners

2020 Honorees

  • AAA Club Alliance
  • Accelerated Enrollment Solutions (AES)
  • American Paradigm Schools
  • AstraZeneca
  • Bryn Mawr Trust
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Citadel Credit Union
  • Crazy Aaron’s Puttyworld
  • Doylestown Health
  • Food Sciences Corporation
  • Fox Run Brands
  • Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union
  • ERT
  • Fairmount Long Term Care
  • Freedom Mortgage
  • Helping Hands Family
  • Herr Foods Inc.
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
  • Janney Montgomery Scott LLC
  • JEVS Human Services
  • Knoll, Inc.
  • Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group
  • NewRez
  • Penn Medicine
  • Persante Health Care
  • Phenom
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Reliance Standard Life Insurance
  • Resources for Human Development (RHD)
  • Rhoads Industries
  • SP Industries
  • TE Connectivity
  • The Kendal Corporation
  • TMNA Services, LLC
  • Veterinary Practice Partners (VPP)
  • Virtua Health
  • Vynamic

HR Department of the Year Winners

  • Small Company Category: ELAP Services
  • Medium Company Category: Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company
  • Medium/Large Company Category: CubeSmart
  • Large Company Category: ICON
  • Non-Profit Category: Access Services, LLC

HR Awards for Excellence Winners

  • Benefits: Phenom People
  • Diversity: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Employee Relations: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
  • Social Responsibility: American Heritage Credit Union
  • Talent Acquisition: Rhoads Industries
  • Talent Management: Qlik
  • Wellness: Allan Myers, Inc.
2018 Winners

HR Department of the Year Winners

  • Small Company Category: RevZilla
  • Medium Company Category: Frontline Education
  • Large Company Category: Qurate Retail Group
  • Non-Profit Category: La Salle University

HR Awards for Excellence Winners

  • Benefits: Frontline Education
  • Diversity: Independence Blue Cross
  • Employee Relations: WuXi Advanced Therapies
  • Social Responsibility: TMNA Services, LLC
  • Talent Acquisition: Genomind
  • Talent Management: Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
  • Technology: The Renfrew Center
  • Wellness: Lassonde Pappas


  • Allan Myers
  • SAP America, Inc.
  • Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group, Inc.


  • Benefits: DLL Financial Services
  • Employee Relations: Iron Hill Brewery, LLC
  • Technology: NFI
  • Talent Management: Freedom Mortgage
  • Diversity: Kennedy Health
  • Talent Acquisition: RevZilla
  • Wellness: SAP America, Inc.


  • Kathy Gubanich, Vanguard


  • Madeline Bell, CHOP


  • PJM
2016 Winners

HR Department of the Year Winners

  • Fox Run Brands
  • Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC
  • De Lage Landen Financial Services, Inc.
  • Freedom Mortgage

HR Awards for Excellence Winners

  • Benefits: International SOS Assistance, Inc.
  • Employee Relations: Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Technology: AVL Digital Group
  • Talent Management: International SOS Assistance, Inc.
  • Diversity: SAP America
  • Talent Acquisition: Hamilton Lane Advisors
  • Wellness: De Lage Landen Financial Services, Inc.

Human Resources CEO of the Year Winner

  • Benson F. Smith, Teleflex


  • Chubb
2015 Winners
  • Affiliated Distributors
  • Automotive Resources International
  • Caliper Management, Inc.
  • Clement Pappas and Company, Inc.
  • Crown Cork & Seal
  • DLL Group
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  • Iron Hill Brewery
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Teleflex
  • Vanguard

CEO Award: Linda Schellenger, Telerx
United Way Impact Award: TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank
Lifetime Achievement Award: Donna Venable, Ricoh Americas

2014 Winners
    • Apple Leisure Group
    • ASPIRA , Inc. of Pennsylvania
    • Axalta Coating Systems
    • Bentley Systems, Inc.
    • Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant
    • Lincoln Financial Group
    • Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital
    • Ricoh Americas Corporation
    • Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals
    • Tozour Energy Systems
  • Villanova University
CEO Award: Richard Miller, CEO of Virtua
United Way Impact Award: Holman Automotive
Lifetime Achievement Award: Robert Croner, Senior VP of Human Resources, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
2013 Winners
    • CentraState Healthcare
    • Genesis Healthcare
    • Hamilton Lane
    • McNeil Consumer Healthcare
    • NRG Energy
    • Penn Medicine
    • PJM Interconnection
    • Ricoh Americas Corporation
    • SAP
  • Severn Trent Services
CEO Award: Anthony (Skip) Cimino, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton
United Way Impact Award: GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
2012 Winners
    • Caliper Corporation
    • Cooper University
    • Fox Rothschild LLP
    • Independence Blue Cross
    • Nemours, Alfred DuPont Hospital for Children
    • Pentec Health
    • SAP
    • Temple University Health System
    • The Chester County Hospital
  • The Reading Hospital and Medical Center
CEO Award: Alfredo B. Calderon, ASPIRA, Inc. of Pennsylvania
United Way Impact Award: Independence Blue Cross
Lifetime Achievement Award: Terry Laudal, SAP America
2011 Winners
    • Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Eastern Regional Medical Center
    • CDI Corporation
    • Crown Cork & Seal
    • Harrah’s Chester Casino and Racetrack
    • ICG Commerce
    • Ransome Family of Companies
  • Ricoh Americas Corporation
2010 Winners
    • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    • Delaware Transit Corporation
    • Fox Rothschild LLP
    • ICG Commerce
    • Lincoln Financial Group
    • Maris Grove, an Erickson Living Community
    • New York & Company
    • Radian
    • SAP America
    • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Tekni-Plex
CEO: Mark Turner, WSFS Bank
2009 Winners
    • Advertising Specialty Institute
    • Agusta Aerospace Corporation
    • AlliedBarton Security Services
    • Children’s
    • Hospital of Philadelphia
    • Maris Grove
    • Medco Health Solutions
    • NFI Industries
    • Novo Nordisk, Inc.
    • Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
    • Philadelphia Gas Works
    • PPL Corporation
  • SAP America
CEO Award: Robert Soper, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs
2008 Winners
    • Advertising Specialty Institute
    • AlliedBarton Security Services
    • Doylestown Hospital
    • Maris Grove
    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.
    • The PMA Insurance Group
    • Project Management Institute, Inc.
  • SAP America
  • Methodist Hospital Division
2007 Winners
    • AlliedBarton Security Services
    • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
    • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    • Family Planning Council
    • Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.
    • NutriSystem, Inc.
    • Radian Group, Inc.
    • Siemens Medical Solutions
    • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital Division
2006 Winners
    • ARC
    • QVC
    • SEPTA
  • Virtua
2005 Winners
    • Amerigas
    • Borgata
    • Holy Family University
    • Telerx
  • Ubiquitel
2004 Winners
    • Amerisource Bergen
    • GMAC
    • Philabundance
  • WHYY
2003 Winners
    • National Board of Medical Examiners
    • Keystone Mercy/Amerihealth Mercy
  • Southco
2002 Winners
    • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
    • Fleet Credit Services
    • Rodel Inc.
  • Sofitel – Philadelphia
2001 Winners
    • Delaware Investments
    • Independence Blue Cross
  • WL Gore & Associates
2000 Winners
    • Colorcon
    • Merck & Co.
    • Sarnoff Corporation
  • The Vanguard Group
1999 Winners
  • Cendant Mortgage Corporation
  • Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co.
  • Sanchez Computer Associates, Inc.
  • Unisys Corporation
1998 Winners
    • GENEX Services, Inc.
    • Universal Health Services, Inc.
  • Wheelock, Inc.