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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. 2016 Kristi Spaethe, SHRM-CP, PHR
  2. 2015 Christy Ptak, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
  3. 2014 Justice Waidner Smith, MA
  4. 2013 Diane Hewitt
  5. 2012 Barbara Ware, CRP and Denise Reid
  6. 2011 Diem Lewis, SPHR
  7. 2010 Julie Callahan, PHR
  8. 2009 Sharee Wells
  9. 2008 Jennifer Shultz
  10. 2007 Julie Callahan, PHR
  11. 2006 Bonnie Gorrell
  12. 2005 Lona Paganis
  13. 2004 William D. Young, Ed. D., SPHR
  14. 2003 Christy DePasquale, SPHR & Gloria McCurdy, PHR
  15. 2002 Travis Jones & Paul Mackey
  16. 2001 W. Kirk Turner
  17. 2000 Bill Webb, SPHR
  18. 1999 Rosalia Cunningham, PHR
  19. 1998 Jan Roberts
  20. 1997 Tom Ray
  21. 1996 Shannon Warren
  22. 1995 Carl Meinick
  23. 1994 Pat Davis
  24. 1993 Janet Gimlin & Brad Doty
  25. 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. 2015 Brandon Brazeel, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
  2. 2014 Nancy Gunter, SPHR
  3. 2013 Bryan Wempen
  4. 2012 Travis Jones
  5. 2011 Julie Callahan, PHR
  6. 2010 Laura McIntosh, SPHR
  7. 2009 Christy DePasquale Ptak, SPHR
  8. 2008 Noel Groves
  9. 2007 Candia Fields, PHR
  10. 2003 W. Kirk Turner
  11. 2002 Bill Webb, SPHR
  12. 2001 William D. Young Ed.D., SPHR
  13. 2000 Rick Messer, SPHR
  14. 1999 Dell Rice, SPHR
  15. 1998 Tom Ray
  16. 1997 Rosalia Cunningham, PHR
  17. 1996 Carol Koepernik
  18. 1995 Will Williams
  19. 1994 Jack Koepernik, SPHR
  20. 1993 Shannon Warren
  21. 1992 Terri Dillon, SPHR
  22. 1991 Willisa Allen & Tony Michela
  23. 1990 John Favell
  24. 1989 Sharon Scott, SPHR
  25. 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