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Pat Loller named Vermont's Human Resource Professional of the Year

Posted by: Leslie Black-Plumeau on 9/19/2013

VHFA's Director of Administration, Patricia Loller, was named Vermont’s Human Resources Professional of the Year on Monday by the Society of Human Resources Management.

In presenting the award, Donna Austin-Hawley, President of the Vermont Human Resources Association (VHRA), noted Pat's unmatched work ethic, energy, and organization in the leadership roles she has held with VHRA.  The benefits of her work have touched human resource professionals statewide as VHRA Vice President, Program Committee member and Audit Committee member.   In addition, Pat has contributed greatly to the profession as representative to the Society of Human Resources Management.  Ms. Austin-Hawley described Pat's style as highly effective yet without fanfare, somewhat like a “wizard behind the curtain.”

Pat has been at VHFA for over 15 years. During this time she helped guide the agency through transitions and reorganization in her role first leading the IT department and then in an expanded role that covers all administrative operations, including human resources.  With “her usual diligence, attention her to detail, and grace, Pat’s leadership in these areas has helped VHFA become a model place to be employed,” explained Executive Director Sarah Carpenter.