Mitch Beckman, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Vice President Human Resources Health, Safety and Environment of Webber, LLC, was selected for HR Houston’s Tom Burke Award on May 12 at the organization’s Gulf Coast Symposium.
In naming a recipient of the award, the nomination committee searches for someone who meets seven criterion, as exemplified by Tom Burke in his career. The nominated individual must have a professional HR certification, be a member of HR Houston, be actively employed with a minimum of 10 years HR management experience, a strategic business partner, serve as a role model for the profession, be a leader who sets standards for the profession, and applies his/her professional experience outside his/her organization.
Beckman was nominated and chosen by the HR Houston Board of Directors based on this criteria, particularly in the work he does speaking to organizations outside of Webber, such as the Texas Department of Transportation and various Universities, and professional conferences, on culture, values, and safety. He also takes great pride in mentoring and volunteer work in the HR community, serving on multiple boards and committees.
“Every company wants to be an employer of choice and that starts and ends with the Human Resources team,” said Tim Creson, president & CEO of Webber, LLC. “Mitch has been a driving force in making our company a great place to work during the past 11 years and he is extremely passionate about his role at Webber and the values of our organization.”
About Mitch Beckman
As Vice President of Human Resources, Safety, Health and Environment for Webber, LLC, Beckman is charged with leading talent development and along with the leadership team, accelerating the company forward. With over 25 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry, Beckman is often sought out as a speaker in the areas of leadership, communication, HR management, organizational performance and safety management.
He is an active member of the Society of Human Resource Management, American Society of Training and Development, Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America and AGC of Texas where he sits on several committees and teams as it relates to human resources management and development initiatives, and is the past president and member of the HR Houston Board of Directors.
He received his B.S. from the University of West Florida and holds Society for Human Resource Management-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certifications.
About the Tom Burke Award
Thomas B. Burke, SPHR, was a special individual who was a dedicated leader in the human resource profession – a Past President of the chapter and a Past President of the Society for Human Resource Management. At the time of his death in 1996, HHRMA (HR Houston) established the Tom Burke Award for the Distinguished Professional in Human Resources in his memory.