2017 Human Resources Awards Judging Committee


Stephen ChildsStephen Childs, Vice President, Global Human Resources
Panasonic Automotive, Peachtree City, Georgia  

Stephen Childs serves as the Vice President of Global Human Resources & Facilities for Panasonic Automotive, which is the leader in automotive OEM infotainment systems with $2.5 billion in revenue and over 6,000 employees. Stephen has more than 20 years of human resources and leadership experience and sits on the Executive Board of Panasonic Automotive. He began his career with the company in 1998 in the Talent Acquisition area and has held progressing management positions in the years since. Before joining Panasonic, Stephen was an entrepreneur in the staffing industry.

Stephen has won numerous industry awards, including the 2013 Society for Human Resources Management Atlanta Pegasus Award for Excellence in Human Resources. His team also won three 2016 American Business Awards: two Gold Stevie Awards, for HR Department of the Year and for Team of the Year; and the Bronze Stevie Award for Human Resource Executive of the Year.

Stephen is on the Executive Board of Directors of the Fayette County Chamber. He is also on the Board of Advisors for the Metro Atlanta Chamber.


Jennifer Frieman, Chief Talent Officer
Momentum Worldwide, New York, New York

Tamika MikuckiTamika Mikucki, Business Systems Analyst
Turnaround for Children, New York, New York
A highly motivated professional with extensive experience in finance, human resources, and information technology.

Kirk Musselman, Director, Human Resources
cars.com, Chicago, Illinois

Usha RajuUsha Raju, Senior HR Business Partner
Trend Micro, Inc., Dallas, Texas           
Good friends, Witty conversations, Triple shot Cafe Lattes, and wordplay-My fuels for life coupled with the ability to thrive in ambiguous environments, a plug-and-play mentality and always accepting challenges and then figuring out how to deliver them later sums me up. Life is fun and I will do all it takes to have my share of fun.       

James RosseauJames B. Rosseau, Sr., Chief Commercial Officer
LegalShield, Ada, Oklahoma
James is the Chief Commercial Officer for LegalShield, responsible for the company’s strategy, products, brand advocacy and organizational alignment.  Prior to LegalShield, James served as the President of Allstate Affinity Solutions and as a SVP at JPMorganChase.  James holds a MBA from Kellogg and is a published author (Success on Your Own Terms: 6 Promises to Fire up your Passion, Ignite Your Career and Create an Amazing Life).

Larry SitesLarry Sites, HRIS Manager
King's Daughters Health System, Ashland, Kentucky
Larry Sites has been an HR professional for the past 15 years. Has previously served on a local chapter board for the Society for Human Resource Management. Holds a certification from HRCI as a Senior Professional in HR and a certification from SHRM as a Senior Certified Professional. Instructor as needed for Ohio University's Health Care Administration Program.

Mark SpoolMark Spool, President
Management Development Solutions, West Chester, Pennsylvania
Mark Spool,Ph.D. is a leadership development consultant with over 30 years experience coaching executives and conducting 360-degree feedback and employee surveys across a variety of industries.  He has held management positions in ARCO Chemical Company, Payless ShoeSource and Marathon Oil Company. His Ph.D. is in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. 

Dayna WilliamsDayna Williams, Executive Vice President, Learning Services
Velocity Advisory Group, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Professional services leader and strategic advisor on consulting projects for Fortune 1000 firms. 15 years in sales (as a seller, leader, trainer, consultant), President of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association for Talent Development.