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Berks Chapter Receives 2019 Platinum EXCEL Award

    June 15, 2020

    SHRM Berks County Chapter Awarded

    For Elevating Human Resources, Improving Workplaces

    READING, PA, May 26, 2020 — SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) recentlyawarded SHRM Berks County Chapter its prestigious EXCEL Platinum Award for the Chapter’s accomplishments in 2019.

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

    “So much of SHRM’s impact on the world of work can be traced back to the dedication and hard work of our chapters and state councils like SHRM Berks County Chapter. These leaders took the initiative and drove changes to make workplaces where employers and employees can thrive together,” said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, president and chief executive officer of SHRM. “The Platinum EXCEL Award is not only a celebration of the great work done by Berks Chapter—it’s also a recognition of the grit it took to do it.”

    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. SHRM Berks County Chapter 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.

    The SHRM Berks County Chapter has the honor of receiving not only the EXCEL Award but also the Learning System Champion Award and is named as an SHRM Recertification Provider.  The Chapter has been an integral part of HR education in Berks County through monthly presentations on the most relevant HR topics by key speakers, legal updates to members, SHRM Certification Preparation Study Groups, and hosting an annual Diversity & Inclusion Symposium. 

    For more information about SHRM Berks County Chapter, visit

    Media: For more information, contact Julie Hirschhorn at or 703-842-5152

    The SHRM Berks County Chapter is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management.  For over 45 years, the Chapter has been a local starting point for all HR professionals whether new to the profession or having years of experience. The Chapter brings to its members opportunities for networking, information, training, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

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