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2019 CHRO OF THE YEAR AWARD FINALISTS
FINALIST
Jeanie Heffernan
Executive Vice President and Chief HR Offi cer
Independence Health Group
Jeanie Heffernan is known as a visible and outspoken champion of diversity and inclusion (D&I)
at Independence Health Group. Her boldness and ability to inspire employees and leadership has
completely transformed the organization's approach to D&I into a formal strategy that is valued
across all levels of the business. In addition to building a core D&I team that is responsible for
crafting strategy and overseeing specifi c initiatives, Heffernan has led the creation of nine associate
resource groups that boast a 95 percent engagement rate. She has also tied leadership incentive
compensation to participation in the D&I program, with 85 percent of senior offi cers exceeding
their goals.
FINALIST
Sean Kimble
Vice President of HR
USA Compression
As the vice president of HR for USA Compression, Sean Kimble was tasked with planning and
managing the people components of the largest acquisition in the company's history. In a single
day, Kimble and his team hired over 500 employees-including sending individual offer letters,
distributing employee handbooks, managing benefi ts enrollment, and integrating disparate
processes and cultures. The merger went off fl awlessly, with employees reporting a 4.6 out of fi ve
score on Glassdoor and a 91 percent recommendation level post-merger. Other hallmark initiatives
of Kimble's tenure at USA Compression include the planning and introduction of self-funded
medical plans, the creation of an internal sourcing and recruitment group, a new internal technical
training center, and the sponsorship of various employee engagement events.
FINALIST
Max Langenkamp
Vice President of HR
Cintas
Optimizing the talent acquisition process has been key to Max Langenkamp's success at Cintas.
From fostering collaboration between marketing and HR to leveraging data insights to align
talent acquisition with business objectives, Langenkamp has worked diligently to drive ROI
through the talent strategy. He has also redesigned hiring and onboarding processes by creating a
personalized candidate and employee experience that includes videos that highlight culture, fi rst
30-day checklists that maintain transparency, and a copy of Cintas Founder Dick Farmer's book that
provides a clear view into company values.
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