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ASE Announces the Michigan HR Executives of the Year for 2021

October 8, 2021
Troy, MI —October 7, 2021 — ASE, one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, is pleased to announce the honorees for its Michigan HR Executive of the Year for 2021. Through a nomination process overseen by ASE, candidates are selected in four categories and recognized for their admirable work that distinguishes them in the field of Human Resource Management. The 2021 winners are:

For-profit Organization – Large Employer
Jenifer Zbiegien, Vice President Human Resources and Marketing, Aludyne, Inc.

For-profit Organization – Small Employer
Deanna Cain, Head of Human Resources, RPT Realty

Non-Profit Organization – Large Employer
Justin Walworth, Chief Human Resources Officer, Peckham, Inc.

Non-Profit Organization – Small Employer
Chantale Stevenson, Director of Human Resources, Archdiocese of Detroit

“The dedication to the HR profession is prevalent in each of the 2021 HR Executives of the Year,” stated Mary E. Corrado, ASE President & CEO. “This past year was probably one of the most challenging in their careers and they showed exemplary leadership throughout a very challenging time.”

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About ASE
ASE is Michigan’s trusted HR partner. ASE is a non-profit, membership organization – everything we do is based on the needs of members and to drive the success of their organizations. ASE strengthens organization’s HR departments by offering member benefits and discounted services that span the entire employee lifecycle including recruitment, development, and retention while minimizing compliance risk. We provide our members guidance through new legislation and workplace issues such as those currently occurring with the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about ASE at