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Northwest Connecticut Human Resources Association Wins SHRM Pinnacle Award for Exceptional HR Program

Torrington, Connecticut, November 25, 2022 Today, SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) awarded Northwest Connecticut Human Resources Association the 2022 SHRM 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 recognizes innovative projects created and implemented by SHRM affiliates. Northwest Connecticut Human Resources Association was one of 12 human resource organizations—out of more than 600 —from across the country to win the award in 2022.

“SHRM affiliates are leading the way in reinventing the future of work,” said SHRM President and CEO, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP. “Through creating inclusive cultures and workplaces, investing in educational programs and increasing the workforce readiness and opportunities for underserved and underemployed groups, each SHRM chapter and state council winner helped to raise up their community.”

“We are so honored to accept the Pinnacle award for “Enhancing the Society of Human Resources Community”. The program was created to meet our members’ needs as well as further the chapter with a robust retention and acquisition goal.  To focus on the HR Profession to help cultivate, challenge, and grow our professional knowledge to provide best in class to our employers and businesses.  To retain and increase our membership, which was declining year after year.  The newly elected three-person executive leadership team developed a goal to rebrand and create a robust professional development program and professional mixers for 2022,” said Nancy Tarascio-Latour, President.

The awardees were recognized at SHRM’s Volunteer Leaders Business Meeting pre-conference webinar on November 7, 2022 and live on November 17 – 19, 2022  

To learn more, please visit the SHRM Pinnacle Award Program website.

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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. More than 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies rely on SHRM to be their go-to resource for all things work and their business partner in creating next-generation 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.




Nancy C. Tarascio-Latour




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The NW Connecticut Human Resources Association is here to help advance the Human Resource Profession through elevating people and workplaces through continuing education, professional connections and services.

Specialties:  Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, Workplace Law, Talent Management, Recruiting, Workplace Best Practices, HR Certification, Employee Engagement, Compensation and Benefits, HR, Culture, Leadership, Management, Talent Acquisition, Retention, Workplace Policy, and Compliance.                    

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    The Northwest Connecticut Human Resources Association (NWCTHRA), a Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) advances the business development of human resources professionals as well as individuals who manage and lead people within our community. The Chapter provides programs to enhance learning and job proficiency training, networking, research and other developmental opportunities.