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Congrats Sadie! HR Professional of the Year!

Thursday, January 2, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Katherine LeBlanc
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Sadie Polk named Acadiana Human Resource Professional of the Year


The Acadiana Society for Human Resource Management named Sadie Polk, a human resource manager for Samson Rope Technologies, its Human Resource Professional of the Year for 2019.

Polk, who joined Samson Rope Technologies, a synthetic rope company, in 2011, has 18 years of professional HR experience and has introduced innovative solutions to enhance the company's workforce, according to the press release. While at Samson Rope Technologies, she's rolled out initiatives on performance management, health and wellness, and enhancing the company's training and development programs.

Polk was nominated by Ryan LaGrange, the manager of workforce development for the Lafayette Economic Development Authority.

“She is always eager to roll up her sleeves and help coordinate with community organizations to ensure that we have successful initiatives to help connect underserved populations to our business community,” LaGrange said.

Polk has also served as a volunteer leader for the Acadiana Society for Human Resource Management board and serves as the diversity and workforce readiness director. 

She has worked on the committee that plans the Diversity Job Fair, which brought in more than 70 businesses and 450 job seekers in 2019. Polk also led the Annual Diversity Workshop and Expo and volunteered at the Annual Career Connections Expo to speak with high school students about the HR profession.