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Nominate an individual for the Northeast Human Resources Association’s

(NEHRA) prestigious John D. Erdlen 5 Star Award!


Recipient to be honored at NEHRA’s Annual Awards of Excellence Celebration

October 9 – Worcester, MA




Concord, MA, June 4, 2014 --   NEHRA is pleased to announce that the call for nominations for the 2014 Awards of Excellence Program is now open.  The formal awards ceremony will take place October 9, in conjunction with NEHRA's Annual Conference in Worcester, MA. 


As a part of NEHRA’s ongoing effort to drive HR excellence, we recognize individuals and companies in the HR field for their outstanding contribution in areas such as innovation, leadership and volunteerism.


The John D. Erdlen Five Star Award is presented to an individual who has consistently demonstrated excellence in Human Resources through their leadership efforts. Nominees must have a minimum of 10 years of HR experience and made significant contributions to the profession.


“Each year, the Annual Awards Celebration is our opportunity to honor the individuals and organizations moving the profession forward,” said Tracy Burns, CEO of NEHRA. “Our membership boasts an abundance of smart, talented, passionate and innovative people whose work and contributions deserve to be recognized in the HR Community.” 


To nominate an individual or organization, click here.  Eligibility criteria for each award category is also available online.  Award categories include the John D. Erdlen Five Star Award, the Humanitarian Award, 2 Volunteer of the Year Awards, & the Emerging Leader Award.


Award recipients will be announced at the Awards Luncheon on October 9 at the Annual Conference at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA – details on the conference can be found at Nominations must be received by Thursday, July 31 at close of business.


For more information, contact Megan Mccarthy, at or 781-239-8709.


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Follow: @northeasthra #NEHRAAwards

Media Contact: Sara Frank, or 781-239-8711


About Northeast Human Resources Association

Founded nearly 30 years ago and with more than 2,000 members, NEHRA is the largest, most influential professional HR organization in the Northeast.   NEHRA’s goal is to help HR professionals connect, grow and thrive by providing relevant and timely educational programs, access to tools and resources, and a myriad of opportunities to network with peers and thought leaders.

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