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Melonie Parker named HR Professional of the Year

Sandia VP honored by Society of Human Resource Management’s New Mexico (SHRM NM) chapter



Human Resources and Communications Div. 3000 VP Melonie Parker was named Human Resources Professional of the Year by the Society of Human Resource Management’s New Mexico (SHRM NM) chapter at a ceremony on March 9.

SHRM NM’s HR Professional of the Year award honors an HR professional who has elevated the profession, served as a role model for his or her peers, and set the standard for other HR professionals to follow. Nominees are evaluated on their leadership, innovation, integrity, strategic thinking, character, objectivity, passion, influence, and HR knowledge.

“Melonie is an enthusiastic results-oriented, proactive HR leader with high integrity and demonstrated accomplishments. Her passion for serving the Albuquerque community and championing Sandia’s diversity and outreach programs is outstanding. This award is the perfect venue to recognize her achievements,” says Kim Sawyer, Deputy Labs Director and Executive VP for Mission Support.

The announcement was made at SHRM NM’s three-day state conference, held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Albuquerque.

“I am tremendously honored by this award,” Melonie says. “I have so much passion for HR, and I’m driven every day to find innovative ways to support Sandia’s mission, our employees, and our customers. To be given this award by my peers is a validation of the energy and focus I’ve put into the HR profession.”