ConServe Supports 2016 NHRA HR Executive of the Year Award

George Huyler, ConServe VP of HR & Previous Recipient, Serves on Selection Committee

Rochester, N.Y. - Recently, George Huyler, Vice President of Human Resources at Continental Service Group, Inc., d/b/a ConServe, proudly served as a contributing member of the National Human Resources Association (NHRA) – Rochester Affiliate selection committee to help determine the most qualified candidate for the 2016 Human Resources Executive of the Year Award. The award was created to recognize exceptional leaders in the Human Resources community who bring innovation, inspiration, and operational excellence to their organizations. The recipient of last year's award, George was joined by several other notable local Human Resources professionals to help determine the 2016 winners. The awards will be presented at a luncheon on April 28 at Monroe Golf Club . For the first time, the award will recognize two local HR leaders.

The Rochester Affiliate of the NHRA nominated six honorees for the third annual HR Executive of the Year Awards.  This was the first year that nominees were separated into two categories, a small employer and a large employer, depending upon the number of employees in the nominees' organization.  The nominees for Executive of the Year for the Large Employer category this year included finalists Brayton Connard, SPHR, Director of Human Resources for Monroe County; Helen Halewski, Ph.D., Chief Human Resources Officer, Hillside Family of Agencies; and Alejandro Mendoza, Human Resources Manager of Optimax Systems, Inc.  The Small Employer category finalists included Janine Barry, Director, Human Resources, Monroe Plan for Medical Care; Sarah Fantauzzi, Vice President Human Resources, RES Exhibit Services; and David Mandrycky, SPHR, Director of Human Resources & Client HR Consultant, at Insero & Co. CPAs, LLP.

According to Huyler, "the selection was difficult - we had an exceptionally strong group of nominees from which to select this year's winners. It was a particularly challenging task considering the experience levels, talent, and contributions of all of the finalists."  Joining Huyler in this process were the other members of the selection committee: Jim Holahan, Esq, of Bond, Schoeneck and King, Jennifer Garigen of AP Professionals and President of the local NHRA Affiliate, Maureen Wolfe, Sr. Vice President, Human Resources and Community Relations, ESL Federal Credit Union, and the 2014 HR Executive of the Year winner, along with Dawn Schnell, Owner of E3 Resource Solutions, LLC   Chairing the 2016 NHRA HR Executive of the Year Award is Jennifer Steier, Director of Human Resources of Spectracom.

About ConServe:

ConServe has been ranked as a top-performer by the federal government during specific performance periods. Representing less than 1% of collection agencies nationwide, ConServe has achieved the ACA International Professional Practices Management System (PPMS) certification, representing the collection industry's standard for quality management, and has completed the SSAE 16 Type II Engagement. Accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) with an A+ rating, ConServe is a recipient of the Rochester Business Ethics Award, has recurrently appeared on Inc. Magazine's Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies and has been named a Rochester Top 100 company 13 times in the last 14 years.  ConServe has been voted a Best Place to Work in Collections (for the last three consecutive years) and was recognized in 2015 as the #1 Top Workplace in Rochester, N.Y.  Training magazine has repeatedly named ConServe on its Top 125 list of organizations with the most successful learning and development programs in the world,  Dale Carnegie has awarded ConServe with the 2015 Enthusiasm Award for maintaining a dynamic corporate culture and the Greater Rochester Quality Council has presented ConServe with both the Customer Excellence and Operations Excellence Awards.

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About the National Human Resources Association (NHRA):

The National Human Resources Association (NHRA) is focused on advancing the individual career development, planning and leadership of human resource (HR) professionals. Through professional networking programs and development services offered across the country, they strive to support human resource professionals throughout their career life cycle - from intern to executive - as Human Resources leads the way for change in today's businesses. The mission of the Board is to serve and support their HR members and affiliates by providing professional networking forums and professional development programs for their members. They also provide professional development tools and opportunities via live meetings in their affiliate locations and via conferences and seminars delivered in conjunction with their training partners. Additionally they offer a wide range of on-demand, webcast and audiocast events.

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