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AAHRA Awarded 2017 Platinum Excel Award!

    May 17, 2018




    Aberdeen Area Human Resource Association Receives Prestigious SHRM Award for Advancing the HR Profession


    Aberdeen, SD, May 18, 2018 — The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently awarded Aberdeen Area Human Resource Association (AAHRA) its prestigious EXCEL Platinum Award for the AAHRA’s accomplishments in 2017. This award is the highest level a chapter can receive. 


    The award aligns individual chapters’ and state councils’ activities with SHRM’s aspirations for the HR profession. The award recognizes accomplishments and strategic activities and initiatives that enhance the human resource profession.


    “SHRM exists because of our great chapters and state councils like AAHRA which work tirelessly to help advance the important mission of the HR profession through initiatives that support our future, build inclusive organizations and focus on workplace readiness,” said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, president and chief executive officer of SHRM. “Recognizing you as a recipient of this prestigious award is just one way to show that SHRM supports you and that we are by your side step by step as we move Together Forward.”


    The EXCEL Award can be earned at four levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum. Each level has a prescribed set of requirements and accomplishments that must be met. AAHRA will receive recognition in SHRM publications and at conferences, a logo to display on its website, and information to share with its members about the significance of this award.


    About the Society for Human Resource Management

    The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SHRMPress.