•Tastefully Simple Compensation and Benefits Manager Wendy Steidl is the West Central Minnesota Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) “Human Resources Award of Excellence” winner.
Steidl was presented the award at West Central Minnesota SHRM’s annual business meeting on December 12 in Alexandria.
To be eligible for the award, the nominee must have made significant contributions to the HR profession and their place of employment, have a profound effect on their company’s culture and possess impeccable ethical standards, among other requirements.
Tastefully Simple Vice President of Team Relations Edgar Timberlake said he nominated Steidl because she fulfills all of the requirements.
“Wendy Steidl is one of the most knowledgeable and professional human resource generalists I have ever had the pleasure of working with,” Timberlake said.
“I am truly honored to receive this award, as there are so many other deserving HR professionals within our area,” Steidl said. “It has been a pleasure to be involved with the West Central Minnesota SHRM group, which has allowed me to build both personal and professional relationships with the other members throughout my human resources career.”
Steidl has worked at Tastefully Simple since 2002 and during that time, among other accomplishments, has developed compensation and benefit strategies that are bringing about significant changes and has worked with a compensation consultant to design and implement a best-practice, market-based compensation system.
•After nearly 14 years of service to Fairview Health Services, Lois Sinn Lindquist (ORB Business Development) was conferred the rare Director Emeritus status at a board of directors meeting.
Lindquist, known for her commitment to measurement, best practice, and staff recognition in patient care, quality and patient safety, held multiple committee leadership posts during her tenure.
Fairview Health Services is a large, integrated health care system with seven hospitals, 50 primary care clinics, 37 specialty clinics, five urgent care clinics and a wide range of specialty service centers across Minnesota.
Lindquist works closely with Tom Wacholz, ORB’s president, in its business development and marketing.
ORB Management Corporation, founded in 2002, is a professional services firm specializing in commercial project planning, construction services, real estate development and facility diagnostic services. Employing 11 people locally, ORB manages projects in Alexandria, Greater Minnesota, and nationally.
•Gloria M. Iverson recently received the Most Valuable Executive Award from the regional office of Realty Executives.
This award was based on the amount of assistance Iverson has provided for other agents for their success as well as her own activity for the year. The honor was determined by votes from her peers.
Iverson is a broker with Realty Executives – Alexandria Home Sales, LLC located at 504 3rd Avenue East, Alexandria. She started her real estate career in 1965. She also previously owned an abstract and title company and holds a certified general real property appraisal license. Iverson works full time in the real estate sales division of Realty Executives in Alexandria.