John Kates was nominated by Jon Thurmond.  Jon’s submission included this description of John’s contribution to HR success:

John Kates smallerJohn is currently the president of Virginia SHRM. He has served in various roles in Richmond SHRM throughout the years as well. John is a tireless promoter of the profession and has mentored many in his career, including me. Outside of the office, John works with others in career transition, helping them with their resumes and prepping for interviews. John embodies Human Resources and is more than deserving of such an award.

Please take some time and celebrate John’s nomination and share with your friends and colleagues!