Sanford — The Society for Human Resource Management recently awarded Central Carolina Society for Human Resource Management its prestigious EXCEL Platinum Award for the chapter’s accomplishments in 2020.

The EXCEL award is given to SHRM state councils and chapters to recognize major accomplishments, strategic activities, and tactical initiatives that elevate the HR profession.

“So much of SHRM’s positive impact on our workplaces can be traced back to the dedication of our chapters and state councils like CCSHRM,” Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, president and chief executive officer of SHRM said. “I’ve seen firsthand how these leaders drive meaningful changes to build workplaces where employers and employees can thrive together. The Platinum EXCEL Award not only honors CCSHRM’s accomplishments in 2020, but it’s also a testament to the hard work it took to get there.”

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. CCSHRM 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.

“We take great pride in providing unique educational and networking opportunities to our local HR community,” Darrell Parker, SHRM-CP, HR Manager at STI Polymer and president of CCSHRM said. “Our chapter stepped outside the box during the challenges of the pandemic, built new relationships with local and state leaders, and we flourished as a result. Our local CCSHRM network is as strong as ever.”

For more information about CCSHRM, visit, or connect with the group on their @shrmcentralcarolina Facebook page.

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