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MNTC’s Gomez Receives Human Resource Society’s HR Champion Award

The Oklahoma City Human Resource Society recently announced the 2019 HR Champion Award for HR Professional of the Year as Moore Norman Technology Center’s Adult Program Coordinator Ernie Gomez. 

This award is given to a chapter member who has tirelessly championed and advanced the HR profession through volunteer activities and involvement in the community. Nominees are evaluated on how well they contribute to organizational success through personal credibility and ethical management practices and how they represent the HR profession as a role model throughout their organization. The $250 award may be used toward any OCHRS or SHRM expenditure or purchase.

The award was presented by OCHRS President Kyle Killingsworth at their monthly board meeting but was announced at the OCHRS Annual Christmas Gala at the Petroleum Club on Dec. 5.

Ernie has worked in MNTC’s Business and Industry Services division for 11 years and coordinates the HR Certification and other HR classes for HR professionals.

Gomez said: 

Being a member of OCHRS helps me in my career with MNTC in that I keep in contact with HR professionals to help promote my classes and find potential students as well as adjuncts.

Gomez has been a member of OCHRS since 2010. In 2012 he was appointed to the OCHRS Board of Directors. He served as a director-at-large for one year and was then appointed vice president of workforce development. During that time he was also a diversity committee member and active during Diversity Month to help address the issues of diversity and inclusion in the organization. Afterward Gomez was appointed vice president of legislative and governmental affairs, which he said is his passion and has attended the Workforce and Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. to represent OCHRS.