Acadiana Society for Human Resource Management Announces
2017 Human Resource Professional of the Year
Lafayette, LA— The Acadiana Society for Human Resource Management (ASHRM) has named its Human Resource Professional of the Year—Ryan LaGrange, Manager of Workforce Development at Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA).
LaGrange was nominated for this award by Elizabeth Henson, Human Resources Manager for M&M Sales Company.
“I believe Ryan has provided significant leadership in the local HR community in addition to the impact he has in his role at LEDA.” Says Elizabeth Henson. “He'soften working behind the scenes to facilitate many events, meetings and connections that human resources rely on in our community. And he does itall with a great attitude of service.”
LaGrange joined the staff of LEDA in 2008. Over the past seven years, he has served in various leadership roles with ASHRM helping to enhance the HR profession and spearheading high-quality educational events for our members and the community at large. In 2016 he served as President of ASHRM; and the organization achieved the SHRM EXCEL Platinum Chapter status for the first time under his leadership.
“Ryan is an exceptional leader who has consistently gone above and beyond for ASHRM and the HR profession,” says Kristy Touchet, President of ASHRM. “Everyone on ASHRM Board of Directors cannot think of anyone more deserving of this award other than our friend and mentor, Ryan.”