The Philadelphia region’s premier awards program for Human Resource departments

Now in our 25th year, the HR Department of the Year Awards recognizes the impact that HR professionals deliver to their organizations. Through rigorous review of applications across multiple HR performance categories, as well as the esteemed Department of the Year, our program has consistently raised the bar for HR professionals by putting a spotlight on HR departments’ demonstrations of excellence.

Applications for 2023 are now Open!

Get the recognition your team deserves and apply for one or more of the HR Department of the Year Awards!

Download the 2023 Department of the Year Applications Here

Download the 2023 HR Excellence Award Application Here

Application Deadline: Friday, August 18, 2023

JUST ANNOUNCED! 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award

William Strahan

William Strahan
Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Comcast Cable


The HR Department of the Year Awards is pleased to announce this year’s recipient of our Lifetime Achievement Award, Bill Strahan, Executive Vice President, Human Resources for Comcast Cable.

Recognizing a career in which Bill has made significant contributions to the HR community and exemplified the best of our noble profession, we will honor Bill and his achievements at our annual awards event, November 16, 2023. We’re now accepting registrations here [link].


Leading the Human Resources function for Comcast Cable, Bill has responsibility for all aspects of Human Resources including talent, compensation, benefits, learning, employee, and labor relations. He has been involved in various aspects of Human Resources work for over 35 years with a career beginning with over a decade of work at Macy’s Department Stores and Riggs National Bank. The second decade of Bill’s work included practicing law in Washington, D.C. in the area of Compensation and Benefits – mostly in the context of mergers and acquisitions and in initial public offerings and being a consultant and manager at Mercer HR Consulting. Bill holds a B.A. in Religion from Villanova University; and a Juris Doctorate from the George Mason University School of Law. He is a Member of the Virginia State Bar. He lives with his wife outside of Philadelphia, PA.

Save the Date for the 2023 Awards Dinner

DATE: WEDNESDAY, November 16, 2023

TIME: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM