Pacesetter Award

Pacesetter Award, 2020

HR/LR Professionals of IAPELRA

  • Dawn Gean, Human Resources Director - City of Ankeny, IA
  • Kate Kanne, Human Resources Analyst - City of Urbandale, IA
  • Cyndee Rhames, Human Resources Manager/City Clerk - City of Johnston, IA
  • Teresa Rotschafer, Finance/Human Resources Director - City of Johnston, IA

City of Westerville

  • Lynn Miller, Human Resources Manager - City of Westerville
  • Colleen Lemmon, Human Resources Coordinator - City of Westerville

Pacesetter Award - Past Winners

  • 2019
    • City of Dayton, Dayton, OH
  • 2018
    • Dan Tarwater, Director of Human Resources, City of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
    • Ross Hume, Labor Relations Program Manager, Metro Regional Government, Portland, OR
    • DeSha Kalmar, Director of Human Resources, City of Lake Forest, Lake Forest, IL
  • 2017
    • Perry Buffington, Human Resource Officer, City of Mason City, Mason City, IA
    • Todd Lyon, Attorney, Fisher Phillips, Portland, OR
    • IPELRA Training Committee, Chicago, IL
    • Ryan Randall, Director of Employee and Labor Relations, University of New Mexico Hospitals, Albuquerque, NM
    • Kathy Peck, Attorney, Peck, Rubanoff, Hatfield, Lake Oswego, OR
    • Brad Wirtz, Human Resources Director, City of Madison, Madison, WI
  • 2016
    • Randy Stedman, Labor Relations Manager, Tri-Met, Portland, OR
    • Stephanie Pulliam, Compensation and Benefit Manager, COTA, Columbus, OH
    • Public Health Trust/Jackson Health System, Miami, FL
    • Amy Van Pelt, Human Resources Analyst, Columbus Division of Police, Columbus, OH
  • 2015
    • Megan Phelan, Assistant City Manager/Human Resources Director, City of Lake Oswego, Lake Oswego, OR
    • Kristen Treadway, COTA Vice President of Human Resources, Central Ohio Transit Authority, Columbus, OH
    • Ronald Linville, Attorney, Baker and Hostetler, Columbus, OH
    • Partnership to Achieve Comprehensive Equality (PACE), King County Metro Transit, Seattle, WA
  • 2014
    • Peter Fehrs, Human Resources analyst, City of Springfield, Springfield, OR
    • Marcy Syman, Director of Human Resources, Metropolitan Council/Metro Transit, St. Paul, MN
    • Sandi Blaeser, Labor Relations Representative, Metropolitan Council/Metro Transit, St. Paul, MN
    • John Brownlee and Team, Risk Manager, CORSA, Columbus, OH
  • 2013
    • Martha Gimbel, Director of Labor Relations and Classifications, City of Wilmington, Wilmington, DE
    • Cynthia Young-Bolek, Support Services Manager, Hillsboro Police Department, Hillsboro, OR
    • Colleen Chapin, Human Resources Manager, City of Yakima, Yakima, WA
    • Cheryl Ann Mattia, Deputy Human Resources Manager, City of Yakima, Yakima, WA
    • James Hanks, Attorney, Ahlers Law Firm, Des Moines, IA
    • John Duguay, Director of Human Resources, City of Wheaton, Wheaton, IL
  • 2012
    • Roxanne Chmielewski, Human Resources Director, Sherburne County, Elk River, MN
    • Greg Wiley, General Counsel, Sherburne County Sheriff's Office, Elk River, MN
    • Dale Peters, Director of Human Resources, City of Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI
    • Linda Mogren, Director of Human Resources, City of Carpentersville, Carpentersville, IL
  • 2011
    • Mark Olson, VP of Human Resources, Las Vegas Convention/Visitor Authority, Las Vegas, NV
    • Tadd Phillips, Human Resources Director, City of McKinney, McKinney, TX
    • Margaret Rudolph, Director of Human Resources, Erie County, Sandusky, OH
    • James Vollmer, Human Resources Director, City of Fort Dodge, Fort Dodge, IA
    • Wisconsin PELRA
    • Heather Baker, Personnel Director, Eau Claire County, Eau Claire, WI
    • Patrick Glynn, Human Resources Director, Calumet County, Chilton, WI
    • Judy Rank, Human Resources Coordinator, Shawno County, Shawno, WI
    • Kyle Gulya, Esq., Attorney, von Briesen and Roper, SC, Madison, WI
    • James Korom, Esq., Attorney, von Briesen and Roper, SC, Madison, WI
  • 2010
    • Michael Duco, Deputy Director, State of Ohio, Office of Collective Bargaining, Columbus, OH
  • 2009
    • Ronald Komers, Assistant County Executive Officer and Human Resources Director, Riverside County, Riverside, CA
    • Aaron Barber, Human Resources Analyst, City of Kent, Kent, WA
    • Michelle Davis, Sr. Human Resources Analyst, City of Bothell, Bothell, WA
    • Kim Dowden, Human Resources Analyst, City of Kirkland, Kirkland, WA
    • John Fletcher, Employee Relations and Compensation Manager, City of Auburn, Auburn, WA
    • Julie Howe, Senior Labor Analyst, City of Redmond, Redmond, WA
    • Michelle Kast, Human Resources Director, City of Bellingham, Bellingham, WA
    • Sherry Peppin, Senior Human Resources Analyst, City of Issaquah, Issaquah, WA
  • 2008
    • Brenda Lovell, Human Resources Assistant, Village of Groveport, Groveport, OH
    • Kay McAloney, Human Resources Director, Washington County, Stillwater, MN
    • Wisconsin PELRA and Wisconsin Association of Personnel Directors, WI
  • 2007
    • Cheryl Subler, Managing Director, Policy, County commissioners Association of Ohio, OH
  • 2006
    • Linda Gonzalez, Labor Relations Director, City of Miami Beach, Miami, FL
  • 2005
    • Mary Gordon, Dublin San Ramon Service District, Dublin, CA
    • Dave Requa, Dublin San Ramon Service District, Dublin, CA
    • Bert Michalczyk, Dublin San Ramon Service District, Dublin, CA
  • 2004
    • Southern California Public Labor Relations Council, CA
  • 2003
    • Audrey Daniels, Personnel Director, City of Foster City, Foster City, CA
    • Melanie Ault, Director of Human Resources, Anoka County, Anoka, MN
  • 2002
    • Wisconsin PELRA Board of Directors, WI
    • Jonathan Downer, Esq., Attorney, Joint House/Senate Civil Service Review Committee, Columbus, OH
    • Marsha Jordan-Smart, Joint House/Senate Civil Service Review Committee, Columbus, OH
    • Richard Gatien, Joint House/Senate Civil Service Review Committee, Columbus, OH
  • 2001
    • Kevin Boylan, Personnel Operations Manager, City of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
    • Joe Rains, Human Resources Director, Dodge County, Dodge, WI
    • Patrick Glynn, Human Resources Director, Calumet, County, Chilton, WI
    • James Norris, Village Administrator, Village of Hoffman Estates, Hoffman Estates, IL
  • 2000
    • Elizabeth Taska, Human Resources Director, City of Elmhurst, Elmhurst, IL
    • Gordon Youngs, Personnel Director, City of Culver City, Culver City, CA
  • 1999
    • Employee Relations Committee, Orange County Division and League of California Cities, CA
    • Illinois Village of Lisle, Downer's Grove, Lombard, Carol Stream and City of Naperville, IL
    • Judy Perkins, Employee/Labor Relations Manager, City of Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids, IA
    • Richard Wilkinson, Human Resources Director, City of Redmond, Redmond, WA
  • 1998
    • Rich Nahrstadt, Village of Northbrook, Northbrook, IL
    • Greg Van Dahm, Village of Northbrook, Northbrook, IL
    • Teresa Rotschafer, City Manager, City of Webster City, Webster City, IA
  • 1997
    • John Romano, Management Arbitrator, New Haven, CT
    • John Liebert, Attorney, Liebert Cassidy Frierson, Los Angeles, CA
    • Glen Blahnik, State of Wisconsin, WI
  • 1996
    • Jim Butler, Commissioner of Labor, State of Connecticut, CT
    • IPELRA Training Committee, Chicago, IL
    • Donna DeGrande Dixon, CalPELRA, CA
  • 1995
    • M. Scott Milinski, Employee Relations Director, City of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 1994
    • City of Newton Iowa and Barbara Majerus, Assistant City Administrator, City of Newton, Newton, IA
    • Founders of the New Jersey PELRA
    • Robert Linn, Director of Labor Relations, The Hay Group, NJ
    • John McGill, Labor Relations Director, Morris County, NJ
    • Robert Weakly, Attorney, Board of Utilities, NJ
    • Stephen Trimboli, Attorney, Genova and Burns, NJ
  • 1993
    • Washington Council of Public Personnel Administrators, WA
    • Minnesota Department of Transportation, MN