2022 Special Award Recipient Announced
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
The Human Resources Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the HR leader who has made a demonstrable impact on the organization(s) they have served throughout their career. Not only is this person an influential leader within the organization’s management team, they are also a role model for the competencies and qualities that enable the HR department to be viewed as a critical function within the organization. In addition, they are an active contributor to the HR community through sharing best practices and elevating the stature of HR.
This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is:
Rhonda Jordan, SHRM-SCP
EVP/Chief Human Resources Officer, Virtua Health
Rhonda Jordan is executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Virtua Health, a $2 billion NJ health system with 14,000 employees. With 30+ years’ experience, Rhonda plays an essential role in business growth by leveraging her HR acumen, humanizing the colleague experience, and ensuring that right people are in the right roles.
Directing all HR operations — including talent management, organizational culture, change and development, talent acquisition, and more — Rhonda leads the inclusion, diversity and equity agenda, creating a workforce of engagement and belonging.
Under Rhonda’s leadership, Virtua has been consistently rated a Best Place to Work, more recently landing on Forbes America’s Best Employers list. From championing colleague communities to creating an environment of continuous learning, celebrating teamwork, and colleague well-being, Rhonda fosters an employee-driven “culture of we.”
One of South Jersey Biz’s “Women to Watch,” and Philadelphia Business Journal’s Diversity Leader in Business recipients, Rhonda has held prior leadership positions including at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. A certified senior human resources professional, master coach and Six Sigma green belt trained, she earned her undergraduate degree from Lamar University and master’s degree from Capella University.
Rhonda is a steadfast advocate of women in leadership. She is on the board of Junior Achievement of New Jersey and is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. She also serves on the Workforce Development Board of Burlington County.