lead award

Nomination deadline: 5:00 pm CST May 3, 2024

What is the Missouri SHRM LEAD Award?

This prestigious award is given to recognize and honor a Missouri Human Resources professional who has achieved the highest level of Leadership, Excellence, Achievement and Dedication in the field of Human Resources.

Is there a Human Resources professional that comes to mind for you when reading the above description who you feel should be recognized?  What better way to recognize them than nominating them for the 2024 LEAD Award!

There are only a few requirements for individuals to be eligible for nominations.

  • Nominees for the LEAD award must be a current member of SHRM (practicing in Missouri) or a SHRM Affiliated Local Missouri Chapter.
  • Nominees should either hold an outstanding record of contributions to the Human Resources profession as an innovator, advocate and/or thought leader; or hold an outstanding record of volunteer service to the profession through leadership in a SHRM Affiliated Local Missouri Chapter, the Missouri State Council of SHRM and/or SHRM. 

FAQs regarding nominations for the LEAD Award

Yes, as long as the individual has not been a recipient of the award.

Yes, self-nominations are accepted.

No, the nomination form gathers general qualifying information about the nominee.  All qualified nominees will be notified of their nomination and asked to complete a comprehensive application.

If you have someone in mind for this award, don’t hesitate, nominate them today!

Past LEAD Award Winners


Stacye Smith, CPCU, CCP, CDP, CDE, CDFT
Vice President of Human Resources at Shelter Insurance Companies – Columbia


Stormy Anderson

Sr. Director, Human Resources SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Jefferson City


Brandi Riggs, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Vice President


Tina Olson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Ed.D., MBA

Instructor of Management Columbia College/Robert W. Plaster School of Business


Danielle Spieckerman, SHRM-SCP

Director, Human Resources



Stacie Engelmann, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Assistant Vice President/HR Consultant with Lockton Companies


Jill Wiggins, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Director of Student Services at Springfield Clinical Campus at University of Missouri School of Medicine



VP HR at PFS Middendorf


Angela Schaefer, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

VP Human Resources at Safety National


Teresa Long, SHRM-CP, PHR

Manager HR Support Services at University of Missouri – Columbia


Matt Snyder, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Director of Human Resources at Great Southern Bank

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