Tri-State SHRM

Tri-State SHRM Texarkana Wins Prestigious Pinnacle Award for 2020

11/18/2020 11:38 AM | J.W. Bramlett (Administrator)

Tri-State SHRM Texarkana Wins SHRM Pinnacle Award for Exceptional HR Program

Texarkana, Texas, November 18, 2020 — Today, SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) awarded Tri-State SHRM Texarkana the 2020 Pinnacle Award in recognition of its high achievements advancing the profession of human resources.

The Pinnacle Award is the most prestigious honor SHRM state councils and chapters can receive. Created in 1991, it honors programs that exceed the standard activities of SHRM affiliates in enhancing HR management. Tri-State SHRM Texarkana was one of 12 human resource organizations—out of more than 600—from across the country to win the award in 2020.

“SHRM's chapters and state councils are among the most dedicated and passionate professionals, period, and play an integral role in elevating and advancing the practice of human resources,” said SHRM President and CEO, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP. “From educational series, community support, mentor programs, and more, each winner made a real difference for our profession and in their communities at a time of turmoil and uncertainty.”

“We are extremely honored at Tri-State SHRM Texarkana to be a recipient of the 2020 Pinnacle Award and we are very grateful to our membership and our board that enable us to continue supporting the HR profession within the Texarkana community.”

– Chapter President, J.W. Bramlett

As a result of a chapter-wide strategic planning session in 2018, Tri-State SHRM members created a two-part chapter strategy to increase the relevancy and awareness of the HR profession in the community, to help build HR skills within local businesses, and to support the growth of their local SHRM chapter and SHRM membership.  Tri-State SHRM partnered with SHRM to deliver “SHRM Essentials of Human Resources” – a 12-hour SHRM course providing quality, basic HR training for area HR employees of small to midsize businesses.  The program grew community business leaders’ knowledge of basic HR practices and functions and provided attendees with resources to determine what is needed from HR to support their businesses.

Winning programs, selected from over 75 applications, receive a $1,000 prize given by Paychex Inc., which is the sponsor of this year’s Pinnacle Awards. The awardees were recognized at SHRM’s Volunteer Leaders Business Meeting, November 17-20.  

Winners of the 2020 SHRM Pinnacle Award are:

California State Council of SHRM

Charlotte Area SHRM (NC)

Chicago SHRM (IL)

Greater Cincinnati HRA (OH)

HRA of Greater Oak Brook  (IL)

Kentucky SHRM State Council

Louisville SHRM (KY)

Oregon SHRM

Prince William SHRM (VA)

Stateline SHRM (IL)

Sussex-Warren HRMA (NJ)

Tri-State SHRM Chapter (TX)

Media: Contact Julie Hirschhorn at and 703-842-5152

About Tri-State SHRM Texarkana

We serve the needs of the Human Resource (HR) community as well as advance the working knowledge of HR professionals.  Our mission is to serve and support the local Human Resource Community by providing education and networking opportunities to improve the professional competence and working knowledge of the Human Resource profession.  Our vision is to be the definitive HR resource for employers, employees, and HR professionals in the Tri-State area.

About SHRM

SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally. Learn more at and on Twitter @SHRM.

The Tri-State SHRM Chapter serves the needs of the Human Resource (HR) community as well as advances the working knowledge of HR professionals

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