Trombold Award

AWARD Trombold Achievement &
Kansas HR Professional of the Year

Established in 1992 to recognize our state’s Human Resources Professionals who excel within their field and as volunteer leaders with SHRM and their community.
  • Have a minimum of five years of HR experience
  • National or Chapter member of SHRM
  • Preference will be given to certified professionals

Past Award Recipients

SeanHudspeth
Sean Hudspeth
MBA, SHRM-CP, SPFS
Wichita Chapter
2021
TamiSeaman
Tami H. Seaman
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Johnson County/Overland Park Chapter
2020
LeslieCunningham
Leslie Cunningham
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Emporia Chapter
2019
MakalaNavarro
Makala Navarro
SHRM-CP, PHR
Wichita Chapter
2018
JennyLocanthi
Jenny Locanthi
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Manhattan Chapter
2017
PatrickSalmans
Patrick L. Salmans
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Wichita Chapter
2016
ShelbyeSmith
Shelbye Smith
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Wichita Chapter
2015
Male Photo FPO
Dr. Robert Schwindt, PHR
Southeast Kansas Corner Chapter
2014
KaraHunt
Kara Hunt, SPHR
Wichita Chapter
2013
JenaLysen
Jena Lysen, SPHR
Wichita Chapter
2012
DanHamel
Dan Hamel, PHR
Wichita Chapter
2011
KellyCalvert
Kelly Calvert, SPHR
Lawrence/Jayhawk Chapter
2010
Female Photo FPO
Linda Miller, SPHR
Western Kansas Chapter
2009
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Trinidad Galdean, PHR
Wichita Chapter
2008
PhilHayes
Phillip Hayes, SPHR
Wichita Chapter
2007
LisaCarlton
Lisa Carlton, SPHR
Topeka Chapter
2006
Amy Shoemaker, PHR
Wichita Chapter
2005
Naomi Strong, SPHR
Wichita Chapter
2004
Frankie Brown
Wichita Chapter
2003
Cynthia Stotlar, SPHR
Topeka Chapter
20002
Ila Russell, SPHR
Johnson County/Overland Park Chapter
2001
Jamesina Evans
Topeka Chapter
2000
Joyce Shaw
Lawrence/Jayhawk Chapter
1999
Jan Mathieu
Johnson County/Overland Park Chapter
1998
Jerry Henson
Johnson County/Overland Park Chapter
1997
Steve Jacobson, SPHR
Wichita Chapter
1996
Jaeanie Wyatt
Wichita Chapter
1995
Jim Spangler
Johnson County/Overland Park Chapter
1994
Roger Morris
Wichita Chapter
1993
C. Roger Bolton, SPHR
Wichita Chapter
1992
The Trombold Award originated to honor George Trombold of Wichita, Kansas.

George was a valued executive of Boeing for 37 years. As Vice-President of Human Resources, George exemplified the highest level of professionalism and integrity and was greatly respected by both management and labor. George was also a strong volunteer leader for his professional organization. He was one of the early founders of the American Society for Personnel Administrators (now SHRM). George was dedicated to fostering his profession through actively participating in his local chapter in Wichita as well as the Chairperson for ASPA. In addition, George had a deep sense of civic responsibility and commitment. He understood to make a community strong; its citizens needed to be a dedicated part of it. He served on numerous committee boards throughout his life. He did all of these things, not for self-advancement, but because he knew it was the right thing to do. Sadly George passed away in 2007, but the legacy he left behind is legendary. Thank you, George, for everything you did for the HR profession!