Daniel W. Griffiths Award
It is without question that the unprecedented success of the GMVHRA is due in great part to the vision and dedication of Daniel W. Griffiths. Seeing the need for a local SHRM presence for himself and his colleagues, Dan set out to establish a chapter to meet the needs of human resources professionals in the Merrimack Valley. Dan’s tremendous commitment to quality combined with his unending energy and enthusiasm was instrumental in creating an organization, which provides a valuable forum for professional education, peer support and fun.
In honor of Dan and his remarkable accomplishments, the Greater Merrimack Valley Human Resource Association annually awards The Daniel W. Griffiths Leadership Award to the member who best exemplifies the same level of dedication and enthusiasm to the human resource profession.
Below is the list of past award recipients.
2009 - Carol Godfrey, PHR
2010 - Tom Harte
2011 - Tom Prince
2012 - Laurel Burrill
2012 - Julie Moore, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
2013 - Deborah Burkholder
2014 - Lisa Lemieux, PHR, SHRM-CP
2015 - Linda Farr, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
2016 - Kevin Keleher, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
2016 - Walt Prior
2017 - Diana Ayers, PHR, SHRM-CP
2017 - Lisa Monsein, PHR, SHRM-CP
2018 - Debra Dyleski-Najjar, Esq.
2020 - HR Heroes
2021 - Ray Weatherby
Rules & Nomination Requirements
1. Nominated persons must have been a GMVHRA member in good standing for at least one year.
2. Nominee should exhibit enthusiasm for the Chapter and HR profession, be involved outside of the workplace in another organization(s) and/or recognized for contributing something to the community at large or the HR profession in terms of volunteerism or sponsorship for a cause or event.
3. Nomination letters must be supported by an accompanying statement detailing the specific accomplishments of the candidate that, in your opinion, entitle your candidate to earn this prestigious award. Include as much information as possible, such as: present and former positions, including their connections with human resources, educational background, special honors and/or positions held in other industry organizations.