Announcing the HRACO 2024 HR Gala Awards!

Mark your calendars for September 5, 2024, as HRACO hosts the prestigious HR Gala Awards. This grand event celebrates excellence, innovation, and dedication in the human resources profession across Central Ohio. We are excited to invite you to be a part of this momentous occasion by submitting nominations for the following award categories:

Our awards are proudly sponsored by Aflac.


Emerging Professional of the Year

The Emerging Professional of the Year award recognizes individuals who have shown exceptional promise and made significant contributions to HR. We seek nominees who have utilized innovative opportunities to advance human resources within Central Ohio. If you know someone who has demonstrated outstanding talent, passion, and a drive to push the boundaries of HR practices, nominate them for the Emerging Professional of the Year Award.

HR Excellence Award

The HR Excellence Award acknowledges individuals who have consistently demonstrated unwavering dedication, leadership, and a commitment to excellence in their HR endeavors. This award highlights outstanding contributions or programs that serve as benchmarks of the highest quality within the Central Ohio HR community. If you know someone who has consistently raised the bar and set new standards, nominate them for this esteemed award.

HR Innovation (Company or Team)

The HR Innovation Award recognizes companies or teams that have implemented groundbreaking HR projects or programs in Central Ohio. We are looking for organizations or teams that have introduced innovative strategies, practices, or technologies, resulting in tangible and positive impacts on their organization and the broader HR community. If you know of a company or team that has revolutionized HR practices, please nominate them for the HR Innovation Award.

DEIB Professional of the Year

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are fundamental in creating a more inclusive and equitable workplace and community. The DEIB Professional of the Year award acknowledges individuals who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in advancing DEIB initiatives within Central Ohio. If you know someone who has made significant positive impacts on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, nominate them for this prestigious award.

HRACO Volunteer of the Year

At HRACO, we deeply value the contributions of our members to both our association and the field of human resources in Central Ohio. The HRACO Volunteer of the Year award honors an individual who has selflessly devoted their time and efforts to volunteer work that has positively impacted HRACO and the HR community. If you know a dedicated HRACO member who has made a significant difference through their volunteer work, nominate them for this important recognition.

To submit a nomination, please complete this form. The deadline for nominations is June 21, 2024.

Thank you for your active participation in the nomination process for the HRACO HR Gala Awards 2024. Your nominations will play a pivotal role in recognizing the exceptional HR professionals and initiatives shaping the future of the profession in Central Ohio.

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