Congratulations to Leslie Cunningham, SHRM-SCP, SPHR!
Recipient of the 2019 Trombold Achievement and HR Professional of the Year Award
On September 13, 2019, Leslie Cunningham received the 2019 Trombold Achievement and HR Professional of the Year Award at the 30th annual Kansas SHRM State Conference in Overland Park. Leslie becomes the 28th recipient of this award. Dale Jones, CEO at Tri-County Telephone, and Wanda Forse, Leslie's mother, were present to see Leslie accept the award.
Leslie is the Director of Human Resources and Safety at Tri-County Telephone in Council Grove. She has always believed in sharing her passion for HR and has done so by making presentations on HR topics to local SHRM Chapters and other community groups including Emporia State University and the National Rural Broadband Association Human Resource Conference. She has also testified at the Kansas State Legislature, most recently on Ban the Box legislation.
Leslie has been a member of National SHRM for 15 years and a local Chapter member for 18 years. She is currently a member of the Human Resources Professionals Association of Greater Emporia, where she is serving as Chapter President. She has also been a member of the Topeka and Manhattan SHRM Chapters in the past. Leslie has volunteered for Kansas SHRM serving as the Chair of the Publication Committee for the annual conference and on the Employment Law and Employee Benefits Conference Committee.
Leslie currently serves on the Emporia State University Corporate Advisory Board and is Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Kansas Bluegrass Association Board of Directors. She has previously served on the Kansas Hospital Association Nursing Shortage Task Force.