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2019 HR Professional of the Year – Brenda Haese

    December 5, 2019

    Congratulations to Brenda Haese, our HR Professional of the Year!

    This year’s winner is connected to this community, not just as an HR Professional, but as a business owner.  Over the last few years she has participated in and served on many community committees such as the Safety & Wellness Council, the NEW Mfg. Alliance, and our very own Lakeshore Area Human Resources Association, among many, many others.

    Her past coworkers at Tramontina describe her as being fundamental in keeping the manufacturing operations running throughout the year.  She consistently delivers strong performance and excellence in all areas of HR and overall management. Some of her successes during her time there include implementing corporate-wide wellness programs and awareness, and she was instrumental in organization-wide change. Even after the Tramontina shutdown announcement, her integrity and commitment did not change.  One example of this: she organized a Tramontina employee job fair; she consistently went above and beyond to ensure future employment for all that were losing their jobs.

    Just a few weeks ago, she was also featured at a Chamber event where she spoke on creating an accepting and healthy workplace culture. During this same presentation, another speaker referenced her hard work, commitment to the community and its people, by saying that more people should be like her. 

    Please help us to congratulate her on this award!