A strong international contingent leads the Class of 2019 Workforce Game Changers.
This marks the ninth year of the Game Changers, an awards program designed to recognize those in workforce management under 40 years old who are pushing the field forward with innovative people-management practices.
For the first time in the program’s history, judges selected 40 Workforce Game Changers. While the majority plies their trade in the United States, numerous winners also span the globe, from Nigeria to Norway to Bahrain, as well as several winners from across India.
“It’s important that HR not only changes along with the times, but also leads the way — recognizing that any organization’s strongest asset is its people. We applaud these HR professionals for taking the initiative to advance workforce management practices around the world,” said Rick Bell, Workforce editorial director.
Judges selected the Game Changers in part based on the nominees’ ability to drive measurable results within their organizations.
Much like past winners, this group of workforce management practitioners and strategists in human resources-related fields — all under 40 years old — didn’t focus their efforts on a single industry trend. In each instance, the Game Changer worked to incite change in a field that is often bogged down by protocol and leaders content with the way things have always been done.
Congratulations to all the winners. In alphabetical order the 2019 Workforce Game Changers are:
Head of HR, Sharif Group, Manama, Bahrain
Senior Talent Management Consultant, Ochsner Health System, New Orleans
HR Business Partner, Continental Europe, Kronos, Brussels
People Director, Jumia Global, Ikeja, Nigeria
Vice President, Organizational Consulting, Psychological Associates, St. Louis
Specialist HR Senior Manager-TCS Research & Innovation, TCS, Mumbai, India
Senior Manager, Human Resources, Kronos, Montreal
Corporate Workforce Planning and Training Senior Program Manager, E & J. Gallo Winery, Modesto, California
Global Employer Brand Manager, MicroStrategy, Tysons Corner, Virginia
Director of People Science, 15Five, San Francisco
Senior Consultant, Organization & Talent Management, Airlines Reporting Corp., Arlington, Virginia
VP of Career Development, 21st Century Fox, Los Angeles
Director, Talent Management, TechnipFMC, Paris
Senior Manager HR, TCS, Kolkata, India
Program Manager, Online Campus, Columbia University School of Social Work, Los Angeles
Director, PwC People & Organization, PricewaterhouseCoopers, New York
HR Specialist-Talent Analytics and Branding, TCS, Mumbai, India
Director of Wellbeing, Alera Group, Baltimore
Workforce Development Manager, Triunity Engineering & Management Inc., Denver
Manager, HR Programs and Operations, Blueprint Medicines, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Vice President, Custom Design and Consulting, Paradigm Learning Inc., St. Petersburg, Florida
Director, Leadership Organizational Development,, SUNY Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York
Co-Founder of simplyHR, LLC and of Define the Line, Fort Collins, Colorado
CEO and co-Founder, Human Interest, San Francisco
Director of Global Employee Experience, Cornerstone OnDemand, Santa Monica, California
Human Resources Manager, Pegasus Building Services, San Diego, California
Complex Director of Talent and Development, Highgate, Boston
Director Global Head of Organizational Leadership, YSC Consulting, London
Associate Vice President of Academic Programs, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Concord, North Carolina
National Director of Recruiting, BlueCrew, New York
Manager of Construction Education Programs, Procore Technologies, Carpinteria, California
Team Leader — Talent Management, L&T Financial Services, Mumbai, India
Lead – HR Measurement, Analytics & Technology, TCS, Mumbai, India
Talent Acquisition Manager, George P. Johnson Experience Marketing, Torrance, California
Maria Roots Morland
Talent Acquisition Manager, TechnipFMC, Kongsberg, Norway
Senior Manager, Digital HCM Platform Strategy, Paychex, Webster, New York
Workforce Reporting Analyst II, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Memphis, Tennessee
Senior Director, IT Infrastructure and Architecture, Paychex, Webster, New York
Director of Inclusion & Impact, Veterans United Home Loans, Columbia, Missouri
LLESA Program Coordinator, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California