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AWARDS: HR Division 2018 Distinguished Award Winners

    May 10, 2018

    Each year the HR Division of the Academy of Management recognizes individuals who have made exemplary contributions in their career to the advancement of the HRM field. We are very pleased to announce the winners of the HR Division's 2018 Career Achievement and Distinguished HR Executive Awards.

    Please join us at the AOM meeting in Atlanta on Monday morning, August 13 for our Breakfast Awards Ceremony to recognize these individuals' contribution to Human Resource Management.

    Herbert Heneman Jr. Award for Career Achievement

    The Herbert Heneman Jr. Award for Career Achievement is given by the HR Division of the Academy of Management to an individual who has distinguished herself himself in the field of human resource management.

    This year's award winner is John W. Boudreau, Ph.D., Professor and Research Director at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business and Center for Effective Organizations.

    Dr. Boudreau's over 200 publications include books such as Reinventing Jobs (Harvard Business, forthcoming), Lead the Work (Wiley, 2015), Retooling HR (Harvard Business, 2010), Beyond HR (Harvard Business, 2007), Short Introduction to Strategic Human Resources (Cambridge University Press, 2012), and Human Resource Excellence (Stanford University Press, 2018). His research addresses the future of the global HR profession, HR measurement and analytics, decision-based HR, executive mobility, HR information systems and staffing and development, is published in Academy of Management Executive, Human Resource Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Management Science, Personnel Psychology, and many others. His research has been featured in publications such as Business Week, Fortune, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, and The Wall Street Journal.

    Dr. Boudreau received the 2013 Losey award from SHRM, and the Academy of Management's OB Division New Concept and HR Scholarly Contribution awards. He is a Fellow of NAHR, SIOP and APA. A proponent of corporate/academic partnerships, he helped establish and directed the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS), at Cornell University, before becoming Research Director for the Center for Effective Organizations. He has served as a Foundation Trustee of NAHR, the board of advisors the Human Resource Planning Society and WorldatWork, and the executive committees of the HR Division and SIOP. 
    Dr. Boudreau earned his Ph.D. in Management from Purdue University. He earned a Masters degree in Industrial Relations from Purdue University as well, and earned his undergraduate degree in Management from New Mexico State University.

    Distinguished Human Resource Executive Award

    Each year the HR Division recognizes an HR Executive who has distinguished themselves throughout their careers in the field of human resource management through the Distinguished Human Resource Executive Award. The winner is invited to deliver a keynote address at our annual Breakfast Award Ceremony.

    This year our distinguished HR Executive Award winner is Lucien Alziari, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Prudential Financial, a Fortune 50 financial services company located in Newark, New Jersey.

    A U.K. citizen, Mr. Alziari has over 30 years of experience in major international companies. From 2012 to the beginning of 2017, he was Executive Vice-President and Chief Human Resources Officer of A.P. Moller-Maersk, a global shipping and energy conglomerate located in Copenhagen, Denmark, with operations in over 130 countries and around 90,000 employees worldwide. From 2004 to 2012, he was the Chief Human Resources Officer and Head of Corporate Responsibility for Avon Products Inc., based in New York City. Prior to this, he held increasingly responsible roles with Mars Confectionery in the U.K. and PepsiCo Inc. in New York, Vienna and Dubai. Lucien is a non-executive Director of C&J Clarks International, a UK-based global footwear company with around $2 Bn in revenues. He is also a Fellow and Director of the National Academy of Human Resources, a founding member of HR50 and Chair-elect of the Board of Advisers of the Center for Executive Succession at the University of South Carolina.

    2018 Awards Committee Co-Chairs

    David G. Collings, Dublin City University
    Rebecca R. Kehoe, Rutgers University
    Kaifeng Jiang, Ohio State University