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“Dr. Welbourne is a leadership expert who has spent her adult life furthering the practice of HR, educating individuals and businesses how to be better leaders, conducting and sharing extensive research, speaking at various events worldwide, and much more,” states David G. Allen, Ph.D., SPHR, Distinguished Professor at the University of Memphis and 2012 Program Chair for the HR Division of the Academy of Management. “This is the first time we’ve given the award to a woman and feel that Dr. Welbourne exceeds the criteria for being a distinguished executive.”
Currently, Dr. Welbourne is the FirsTier Banks Distinguished Professor of Business and Director at the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a research professor at the Center for Effective Organizations, University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business, and the president and CEO of eePulse, Inc. She won the Distinguished Executive Award based on her:
• Contribution to her organization and HR practice, distinguished career and respect in the broader community of HR professionals for advancing the field through effective leadership;
• Contribution to HR research by actively supporting research in HR through institutional collaboration and personal involvement within her organization;
• Contribution to HR education by consistently supporting HR education, training and continuous learning including involvement in professional organizations, academic institutions and corporate learning.
“I’m very thankful to the Academy of Management for adding me to the group of distinguished HR professionals who have won this award in the past including: Paul McKinnon, Ken Carrig, J. Randall MacDonald, Anthony Rucci, David Pace, Stephen Cerrone, and John Hofmeister,”
For more information about Dr. Welbourne’s contributions and research related to the field of HR leadership, visit www.eepulse.com.
eePulse™ is in the energy business – optimizing and directing human energy at work. eePulse helps organizations energize and re-energize their workforces to drive growth. Using innovative and fast human resource management (HRM) tools and processes, eePulse has helped organizations grow faster, speed up recovery post restructuring-
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