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Member Awards

TAHRA President's Award

This award is given to a TAHRA member by the current President for someone who is considered to be indispensable over the course of the year

President's Award Recipients

  1. 2017 Lance Thompson
  2. 2016 Kristi Spaethe, SHRM-CP, PHR
  3. 2015 Christy Ptak, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
  4. 2014 Justice Waidner Smith, MA
  5. 2013 Diane Hewitt
  6. 2012 Barbara Ware, CRP and Denise Reid
  7. 2011 Diem Lewis, SPHR
  8. 2010 Julie Callahan, PHR
  9. 2009 Sharee Wells
  10. 2008 Jennifer Shultz
  11. 2007 Julie Callahan, PHR
  12. 2006 Bonnie Gorrell
  13. 2005 Lona Paganis
  14. 2004 William D. Young, Ed. D., SPHR
  15. 2003 Christy DePasquale, SPHR & Gloria McCurdy, PHR
  16. 2002 Travis Jones & Paul Mackey
  17. 2001 W. Kirk Turner
  18. 2000 Bill Webb, SPHR
  19. 1999 Rosalia Cunningham, PHR
  20. 1998 Jan Roberts
  21. 1997 Tom Ray
  22. 1996 Shannon Warren
  23. 1995 Carl Meinick
  24. 1994 Pat Davis
  25. 1993 Janet Gimlin & Brad Doty
  26. 1991 David Strecker

Richard J. Messer Excellence in Human Resources Management Award

The Richard J. Messer Award for Excellence in Human Resources Management was designed to recognize outstanding leadership and achievements in the human resources field. The recipient is an individual who serves as a role model for others, sets the standard by which others are measured and unselfishly gives of themselves to the betterment of TAHRA, the Human Resources profession and the community.

Richard J. Messer Excellence in Human Resources Management Award Recipients

  1. 2017 Heidi Hartman, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
  2. 2015 Brandon Brazeel, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
  3. 2014 Nancy Gunter, SPHR
  4. 2013 Bryan Wempen
  5. 2012 Travis Jones
  6. 2011 Julie Callahan, PHR
  7. 2010 Laura McIntosh, SPHR
  8. 2009 Christy DePasquale Ptak, SPHR
  9. 2008 Noel Groves
  10. 2007 Candia Fields, PHR
  11. 2003 W. Kirk Turner
  12. 2002 Bill Webb, SPHR
  13. 2001 William D. Young Ed.D., SPHR
  14. 2000 Rick Messer, SPHR
  15. 1999 Dell Rice, SPHR
  16. 1998 Tom Ray
  17. 1997 Rosalia Cunningham, PHR
  18. 1996 Carol Koepernik
  19. 1995 Will Williams
  20. 1994 Jack Koepernik, SPHR
  21. 1993 Shannon Warren
  22. 1992 Terri Dillon, SPHR
  23. 1991 Willisa Allen & Tony Michela
  24. 1990 John Favell
  25. 1989 Sharon Scott, SPHR
  26. 1988 Bob Brazil

TAHRA Members Recognized by the Oklahoma State SHRM Council

In addition, several TAHRA members have received the HR State Excellence Award presented at the Annual OKHR State Conference.

Oklahoma Excellence in Human Resources Award

  1. 2016 Heidi Hartman, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
  2. 2008 Candia Fields, PHR
  3. 2007 Kirk Turner
  4. 2006 Julie Callahan, PHR
  5. 2002 William D. Young, Ed. D., SPHR
  6. 2001 Laura McIntosh, SPHR
  7. 2000 Delbert Rice, J.D., SPHR