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Fort Worth Human Resource Management Association Announces Recipient of the 2014 Human Resource Professional of the Year Award

FWHRMA has announced the recipient of the Inaugural Human Resource Professional of the Year Award is Becky Vela, SPHR and Director of Human Resources at Whitley Penn, LLP. Becky was presented with an award during the 5th Annual Strategic Mindset Conference Luncheon which was held in Fort Worth on Friday, September 19th.

This prestigious award recognizes the outstanding achievements made by Human Resource Professionals in the Fort Worth area. Vela was nominated by her peers as the individual who has made significant contributions to her own organization as well as serving as an advocate to the HR community by utilizing innovation, technology and best practices. In addition, she reinforces the mission of FWHRMA and the national organization, the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) to "serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management.”

Darcy Brown, PHR and president of FWHRMA said “we are so excited to have an opportunity to recognize an outstanding individual who epitomizes true professionalism in human resource management. Becky is a shining example of what every professional in the field of HR should want to emulate. She is a role-model to the next generation of HR Professionals and we are proud to recognize her for such good work.”

The award presented is a custom made, one-of-a-kind piece of mounted glass art designed by Debbi Savage, an artist from Sinaca Studios School of Glass and Gallery on Magnolia in Fort Worth.

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