Trombold Achievement &
Kansas HR Professional of the Year
The Trombold Achievement and Kansas HR Professional of the Year Award was 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.
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!
- An active Human Resources professional
- Have a minimum of five years of HR experience
- National or Chapter member of SHRM
- Preference will be given to certified professionals