LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles Chapter of National Human Resources Association (NHRA-LA) named Cindy Ballard, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at tronc, Inc. the 2017 Los Angeles Human Resources Executive of the Year.
"We are thrilled to award Cindy Ballard this prestigious award and recognize her for her outstanding leadership and dedication amongst the HR industry. She is a leading example of professionalism and we are proud to add Cindy to the list of awardees who have been recognized for their leadership," said Andrew Agress, President of NHRA-LA.
Ballard is an accomplished Human Resources executive who is expert at helping media and advertising companies design, implement and accelerate their digital transformation strategies.
Ballard has served as tronc, Inc's senior most Human Resources executive since May 2015 and has spearheaded several transformative initiatives oriented toward tronc's culture and people.
Ballard partners closely with tronc's executive leadership team and with the Publishers/CEOs of the Company's major media groups, which include the California News Group, Chicago Tribune Media Group and major properties on the East Coast. She is responsible for all facets of HR, including corporate culture, talent planning, organizational design, health and welfare, compensation, benefits and more.
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. Headquartered in Chicago, tronc operates newsrooms in ten markets with titles including the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida's Sun-Sentinel, Newport News, Virginia's Daily Press, Allentown, Pennsylvania's The Morning Call, Hartford Courant and The San Diego Union-Tribune and the New York Daily News. Tronc's legacy of brands has earned a combined 95 Pulitzer Prizes and is committed to informing, inspiring and engaging local communities.
In addition to Ballard, NHRA-LA honored finalists Arti Dhuper of Prime Healthcare, and Tiffany Stith of Lawry's Restaurants. NHRA-LA is focused on advancing the development and leadership of human resource professionals throughout the greater Los Angeles area. The National Human Resources Association offers its members professional programs and services offered across the country. The organization strives to support human resource professionals throughout their career life cycle - from intern to executive - as Human Resources leads the way for change in today's businesses.
Learn more about NHRA-LA and upcoming events at www.humanresources.org.
Andrew Agress, President
SOURCE National Human Resources Association - Los Angeles