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Get to know this year’s 2024 HR Achievement Awards honorees.

HR Achievement Awards 2024

This story appears in the May issue of Utah Business. Subscribe

Human resources professionals work diligently to create positive company cultures, inspire happiness and facilitate overall growth. Every year, Utah Business and Utah SHRM honor the human resources professionals who have gone beyond the call of duty to make their companies great places to work.

2024 HR Achievement Awards photographed by MANICPROJECT for Utah Business

HR Achievement Awards 2024

Small Companies

Juli Adams | VP, People Operations | Chalk Couture
VP, Human Resources | Bomb Party | 

Nolan Goodwin | VP, Finance & Human Resources | Achieve Today |

Steven J. Smith | Chief Hiring Expert | ApplicantPro |

Diana Wilkerson | Human Resources Manager | City Cast |

Medium Companies

Hallie Carpenter | Director, Human Resources | Waterford School |

Nick Cook | Talent Acquisition Manager | JobNimbus |

Brenda Harris | Director, Human Resources | TURN Community Services |

Chase Kempton | Director, Human Resources | Squeeze |

Lindsay K. Mattes | Founder & President | KINDHR |

Mario Silva | Director, People & Talent Strategy | MyPlanAdvocate |

Amber Southern | Director, Finance & Human Resources | The Advocates Injury Attorneys |

Liesa Wilson | Director, Human Resources | GPS Capital Markets |

Large Companies

Kari CraneSr. Director, Human Resources | Young Living Essential Oils | 

Jana Johnson Taylor | Sr. Director, Talent Acquisition | Lucid Software |

Blake Mills | Human Resources Manager | R1 RCM |

Debora Viviana Sanchez | Sr. Human Resources Manager | Daily’s Premium Meats |

Mike Sessions | VP, Human Resources | USANA Health Sciences|

Extra Large Companies

Clark Hymas | VP, Human Resources | Vivint Smart Home |

Cameron Maylett | Director, Human Resources & Talent Acquisition | Blue Raven Solar |

Up & Coming

Callan Carpenter | People Business Partner | Recursion |  

HR Innovation Award

Emily Rushton | Founder & CEO | Hire Integrated |  

Lifetime Achievement

Linda Llewelyn | Chief People Officer | Health Catalyst |  

2024 Judges

Richelle Anderson | Consultant | People First |

Sterling L. Barker | VP, Human Resources & Administrative Services | Utah Housing Corporation |

Sheena Blauvelt | Executive Director, HR | USANA Health Sciences |

Kim Brannon | Senior Director, People Business Partners GTM | Pluralsight |

John Campbell | Director, Human Resources | Woodbury Corporation |

Tyler Corwin-Matern | People Operations Business Partner | eLuma |

Jessica Dixon | Chief Human Resources Officer | Logistic Specialties Inc. |

Sharyn Dobson-Lobato | Director, Human Resources | Ogden-Weber Technical College |

Carol Eliason | Executive Human Resources Consultant & Trainer | PeopleServe |

Cassandra Hart | Human Resources Field Office Director | State of Utah, DHRM |

Jessica Jones | VP, Human Resources | Quten Research Institute (a Sanofi company) |

Nate Miller | VP, Learning, Culture & Development | Vivint |

Daniel Pessetto | Director, Human Resources | RC Willey Home Furnishings |

Myka Smith | Director, Community Partnerships | Salt Lake SHRM |

Sam Wood | VP, People & Culture | Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment |

Access honoree photos from the event here.

HR Achievement Awards 2024

Savannah Beth Withers Taylor is the assistant editor of Utah Business and a graduate of the editing and publishing program at Brigham Young University. Beth has written content about travel, academics, and mental health for Stowaway magazine, BYU College of Humanities and United Way. She enjoys traveling, reading, eating, and mercilessly defeating loved ones in anything competitive.