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Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, 248.260.8466,; Wendy LoCicero, American Society of Employers (ASE), 248.223.8006,

Livonia, Mich. —June 8, 2016 — The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, is seeking nominations for ASE’s 2016 Michigan HR Executive of the Year award. The call for nominations was announced by Mary E. Corrado, president and CEO of ASE.

“The HR Executive of the Year award is a coveted honor in Michigan’s HR community that recognizes leaders in the profession who dedicate their careers to bettering not only their organizations, but also their industries and the broader community,” Corrado said.

Nominees will be evaluated on their commitment to the HR profession, successes in past/current positions, contributions to the community, impact on the lives of others and the success of the organization he or she serves. Nominees must meet the following criteria for consideration:

 Are currently employed as an HR executive
 Serve as the company’s highest-ranking HR person residing in Michigan
 Have at least 10 years of HR management experience
 Demonstrate consistent proven successes, enthusiasm and leadership/support of the HR profession
 Apply professional experience both inside and outside his or her organization

A selection committee comprised of ASE board members, past award recipients and HR executives will review all nominations and select the award winners. A total of four individuals will be recognized in the following categories: executive of an organization with 1,000 or more Michigan employees; executive of an organization with fewer than 1,000 Michigan employees; health and human services organization with 500 or more Michigan employees; and a health and human services organization with fewer than 500 Michigan employees.

The 2015 HR Executive of the Year honorees and their titles when the awards were announced in Nov. 2015 were Scott Pepin, Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, Federal-Mogul Powertrain; Meghan Berg, HR Director, Fortis Energy Services, Inc.; Sharon Butler, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, Michigan State University; and Ron Carr, Human Resources Director, United Way of Southeastern Michigan.

Nominations are being accepted now through July 1. To view the nomination form or to nominate an HR executive, click here. The 2016 HR Executive of the Year recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony at the Detroit Athletic Club in Detroit on Nov. 3.

About the American Society of Employers (ASE) – a Centennial Organization
The American Society of Employers (ASE) is a not-for-profit trade association providing people-management information and services to Michigan employers. Since 1902, member organizations have relied on ASE to be their single, cost-effective source for information and support, helping to grow their bottom line by enhancing the effectiveness of their people. Learn more about ASE at