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RISE Award Winners


Recognizing Professional Excellence in ASHRM Members


Nomination submitted:

Pamela service as LEDA's primary HR person overseeing all of our organization's hiring, on-boarding, compensation/ benefits, terminations, employee relations, on top of her duties as Vice President of the organization. She always takes the lead in organizing our organization's holiday gatherings, congratulatory celebrations for employee accomplishments, and employee retreats to ensure staff continue to be motivated and in sync with each other. Within the last 2 years Pamela was instrumental in developing LEDA's Wellness program so that our employees not only continue to be motivated but also healthy (both body and mind). The initial step was to form a wellness committee allowing staff members to participate in the planning of a variety of initiatives to promote wellness in the workplace including the Water Challenge (encouraging employees to drink more water for health purposes), plenty of educational presentations on wellness topics such as heart health, ergonomics, and arranging for staff to have adjustable stand up desks at each workstation were part of this initiative Pamela also spearheaded getting LEDA named as a certified Well Spot organization with the state. Most recently she also was successful and adding an EAP benefit for our employees to provide counseling services to employees in need. 

Where are you originally from?

Lafayette, LA

Who is your current employer?

Lafayette Economic Development Authority

What is your job title?

Vice President-Administration

How long have you worked here?

20 years

How long have you been an ASHRM Member?

20 years

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Staying in a job for 20 years!

What was the last movie you went to see at the theater?

Frozen 2

If you could eat only on meal for the rest of you life, what would it be?


What is your favorite holiday?


Are you usually early or late?

Right on time. Barely.

What job would you be terrible at?


What is the farthest you've ever been from home?


What could you give a 30-minute presentation about with absolutely no preparation?

Writing a resume.  I love talking to people about that.

What is one of you favorite smells?

Cookies baking in the oven.

If you could make on rule that everyone had to follow, what would it be?

Be kind!



Past Award Winners:

Christina Klumpp



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