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FINALIST:
Khara Julien
Vice President of Human Resources
Gypsum Management & Supply, Inc.
In her two years working for Gypsum Management & Supply, Inc., Khara Julien has made her mark on the organization with
outstanding HR leadership. Julien's work has been focused in three areas: building HR infrastructure for the company to become
publicly traded (which happened in May of 2016), creating value-added services, and integrating acquisitions.
INNOVATION AND IMPACT:
Upon taking on the role, Julien had a minimal staff covering benefits, employee relations, training, and recruiting, with very little
formal structure. During her tenure, she has installed an HR infrastructure encompassing regional HR managers throughout the
country, significantly expanded the personnel and capabilities of the central HR team and grown a centralized payroll department
processing payroll for 38 subsidiaries and over 4,500 employees. At the same time, her department has integrated and onboarded
18 acquisitions throughout the country, adding a total of 2,000 employees to the organization.
FINALIST:
Francine Katsoudas
Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer
Cisco
Fran Katsoudas is a driving force in transforming HR at Cisco and creating the most innovative and differentiated experience
for Cisco's more than 73,000 employees. Partnering with Cisco's global executive team, she is helping bridge business strategy
with culture, leadership, and organization. Understanding what is important to employees and aligning that with the goals as
a business has led to unprecedented conversations and initiatives, and a talent strategy that will enable Cisco to grow and win
as a company.
INNOVATION AND IMPACT:
The way we work today is not the way we will work tomorrow, and Katsoudas is driving major change to support a more inclusive
culture. Under her leadership Cisco launched " Our People Deal " , " Moments that Matter " , and the " Power of Teams " . Together
they are an innovative approach focused on providing employees with the opportunity to learn, develop, innovate, take risks, be
their best selves, and be part of the most amazing teams.
FINALIST:
Max Langenkamp
Vice President of Human Resources
Cintas
Max Langenkamp reenvisioned his division's branding and employee proposition when he launched Cintas' new employment
brand theme, " I'm Ready " , and consumer brand, " Ready for the Workday " . Through extensive marketing efforts, transparency,
and communication, HR effectively conveys Cintas culture and goals to consumers and potential hires to strengthen recruitment
and engagement metrics.
INNOVATION AND IMPACT:
Employee engagement has increased at Cintas from 79 to 90 percent over the past six years-a direct result of Langenkamp's
strategic direction and focus on making sure employee voices are heard. Attraction and retention have also improved, and his
branding efforts have been particularly influential in hiring more millennial talent.
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