The OnCon Icon Awards recognize the top human resources professionals and human resources vendors in the entire world. Finalists were voted on by peers to determine the winners (click here to see how winners are chosen). The 2020 Awards were presented at OnCon 2020 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, FL on January 17th.

2021 Awards: To apply for yourself, or nominate a peer or organization, please click the buttons below.

View winners in: Human Resources, Legal, Marketing


Winners are in alphabetical order by last name. Job title and company are listed based on time of selection. 


  • Julie Abel-Hunt, VP Learning & Development at SAP

  • Maggie Bahou, VP HR at Compassus

  • Ovell Barbee, SVP of Human Resources and Diversity Officer at Spectrum Health Systems

  • Ben Bekhor, Chief Human Resources Officer, Americas at Sitel

  • Laura Birk, VP of Human Resources at Barilla America, Inc

  • Jennifer Blue Rozman, Chief Human Resources Officer at Chrysalis Health

  • Danielle Boyd, SVP, Human Resources at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

  • Mariana Bugallo-Muros, VP, Chief Human Resources Officer at Moffitt Cancer Center

  • Sean Cleary, Vice President, Human Resources at Pet Food Experts

  • Tracey Cleveland, Vice President Human Resources, Equity and Inclusion at SUNY Erie Community College

  • Lisa Cohen, Senior Vice President Talent at Hilton Grand Vacation

  • Daniel Doyle, CHRO at Bealls Inc

  • TJ Fjelseth, CHRO at Socrates.ai

  • Michael Fraccaro, Chief Human Resources Officer at Mastercard

  • Vineet Gambhir, Senior Advisor at Contemporary Leadership Advisors

  • Monique Herena, CHRO at American Express

  • Jennie Hobbs, Senior Vice President Human Resources at Upstream Rehabilitation

  • Melanie Hughes, CHRO at Moody’s

  • Eric Hutcherson, EVP, Chief HR Officer at National Basketball Association

  • Joe Ilvento, Chief Learning Officer at Commvault

  • Shayne Ingersoll, Head of Human Resources - Americas at Nokian Tyres

  • Cheryl Johnson, CHRO at Caterpillar, Inc.

  • Zahur Karim, Senior Vice President, Human Resources Executive at Bank Of America

  • Michele Lovett, Zone Vice President, Human Resources at L'OREAL USA

  • Neil Markoff, Senior Director, Human Resources at eGlobalTech

  • Betsy Mercado, VP of HR at Flynn Restaurant Group

  • Ken Moses, Chief People Officer at Cascade Environmental

  • Leona Newell, VP of HR at Reveneer, Inc

  • Kathleen Ochab, VP Human Resources at Corner Table Restaurants

  • Kristin Oliver, Chief Human Resources Officer at Walgreens

  • Susan Podlogar, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at MetLife

  • Michelle Porath, Vice President, Human Resources at YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities

  • Debra Radish-Respess, Executive Coach at Invisible Horizons Coaching and Consulting

  • Dhanya Rajeswaran, Director & Head of HR (Consulting, Digital, Corporate Functions) at Accenture

  • Kenneth Reeves, VP, Human Resources at Performance Food Group

  • Dawn Reynolds Pettit, Regional Vice President Human Resources at Horseshoe Casino/Caesars Entertainment

  • Jack Roddy, Chief Human Resources & Culture Officer at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

  • Caroline Skinner, SVP of Human Resources at Tupelo Honey Hospitality Corporation

  • Elizabeth Soroka, Vice President, Human Resources at AccuWeather

  • Debbie Thompson, VP, Senior Human Resources Business Partner at Horace Mann Educators Corporation

  • Angela Thompson Howard, VP Human Resources at UPS

  • Tracy Ting, Chief People Officer at Avanir Pharmaceuticals

  • Richard Wachter, Vice President Human Resources Development at Danaher Corporation

  • Michael Walters, EVP, Human Resources at Genoa Healthcare

  • James Ward, Chief HR Officer at Eenhoorn, LLC

  • Celeste Warren, VP, HR and Global Diversity & Inclusion Center of Excellence at Merck

  • Tanya Webb, Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Puppet

  • Paul Wolfe, SVP/Global Head of Human Resources at Indeed

  • Michael Yonker, EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer at Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation

  • Karla Younger, VP, HR Services at Coca-Cola Business Services North America



  • Juana Ayers, VP, HR at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa

  • Julie Bank, SVP, HR at Brighton Health Plan Solutions

  • Elissa Barrett, VP Human Resources at HubSpot Inc.

  • Bettina Brayshaw, HCM Business Lead - Human Resources at Sysco

  • Marion Brooks, Author, Executive Coach, VP and US Country Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Novartis & Entrepreneur

  • Anahita Cameron, Chief Human Resources Officer at HealthPartners

  • Paula Caya, VP Human Resources Supply Chain and Product Groups at Dentsply Sirona

  • Lupita Corbeil, Vice President of Human Resources at Den-Tex Central, dba Denny's Restaurants

  • Michael D’Ambrose, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Archer Daniels Midland Company

  • Michael Dallas, SVP Global Head of Employee Experience at Manulife

  • Maria Inez Danino, Vice President HR at Assurant

  • Lisa DiCocco Newman, VP Learning and Development at Comcast

  • Donna Dorsey, Chief Human Resources Officer at Navistar

  • Erika Duncan, VP, Regional Chief Human Resources Officer at Trinity Health

  • Suzie Elliott, Chief Human Resources Officer at Farmers Insurance

  • Mike Farmer, EVP, Operational Excellence, People and Growth at BMC Stock Holdings

  • Clarence Foster, SVP, Human Resources at Medmen Enterprises

  • Jennifer Garber, VP, HR at Wellstar Health System

  • Mark Griffin, Chief Human Resources Officer at BJ’s Wholesale Club

  • Amy Grzesk, Chief People Officer at The Marmon Group - Union Tank Car Company

  • Kristin Gwinner, Chief Human Resources Officer at Chico's FAS, Inc.

  • Toni Handler, Corporate Vice President, Executive, Global Talent & Rewards—Human Resources at Avanade Inc.

  • Chad Holman, CHRO at Varex Imaging

  • Dynasti Hunt, VP, Talent at EducationSuperHighway

  • Jeffrey Jasnoff, Chief Human Resources Officer at Kindred Healthcare

  • Ken Julian, SVP Administration & Human Resource at Thor Industries

  • Emma King, VP of People and Culture at Envoy

  • Kayleen Kohler, CHRO at Banner Bank

  • Karoline Lariviere, SVP, Human Resources at Fresenius Medical Care

  • Gerri Mason Hall, SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, North America at Sodexo

  • Keri Moritz, Vice President, Human Resources at Steiner Electric Company

  • Deborah Moroz, Chief HR Officer at Health-Ade Kombucha

  • Jennifer Olmstead, Chief Human Resources Officer at ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas

  • Amanda Orders, SVP, Human Resources at BrightView

  • Carol Pandza, SVP, CHRO at AmeriHealth Caritas

  • Maureen Paradine, Senior Vice President, Human Resources at 1800flowers.com

  • Lisa Perez, Founder and CEO at Prosperity Ready

  • Diane Psaras, Chief Human Resources Officer at VITAS Healthcare

  • Kimberly Robinson Woollard, Chief Human Resources Officer at Grow Financial Federal Credit Union

  • Mike Schlonsky, EVP Human Resources at Big Lots

  • Bob Selle, CHRO at Ocean State Job Lot

  • Leah Stark, Chief Human Resources Officer at Anthem, Inc.

  • Natalie Stute, Chief Human Resources Officer at Consilio, LLC

  • Susana Suarez, EVP-Chief Human Resources and D&I Officer at International Flavors & Fragrances

  • Danna Szwed, CHRO at Ashley Furniture Industries

  • Tom Tannehill, Vice President, Human Resources/Latin America & Caribbean at FedEx Express

  • Ed Tetreault, SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer at Apex Tool Group

  • Ramona Thompson, Senior HR Business Partner/Operations Leader at FHN

  • David Vosvick, Vice President Human Resources at Pepco Holdings Inc.

  • Darren Walker, VP Human Resources at Sanford Health



  • BambooHR

  • Beekeeper

  • Checkster

  • Clarity Wave

  • D2L

  • DailyPay, Inc.

  • DirectPath

  • Glassdoor

  • HireVue

  • Indeed

  • Lanteria

  • Learn2

  • LinkedIn

  • Mercer

  • OutCons

  • Paycor

  • Powers Resource Center, LLC

  • Recruitics

  • Resonance Executive Coaching

  • SmartRecruiters

  • The Coffman Organization, Inc.

  • Ultimate Software

  • Venga

  • Workday

  • ZipRecruiter





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