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South Carolina SHRM State Council Awarded For Elevating Human Resources, Improving Workplaces

    May 5, 2022


    South Carolina SHRM State Council Awarded

    For Elevating Human Resources, Improving Workplaces

    Charleston, SC - May 5, 2022 — SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) recently awarded South Carolina SHRM State Council its prestigious EXCEL Platinum Award for the South Carolina SHRM State Council’s accomplishments in 2021.

    The EXCEL award is given to state councils and chapters to recognize major accomplishments, strategic activities, and tactical initiatives that elevate the profession of human resources.  

    “SHRM’s impact on the world of work is due to the dedication and efforts of our chapters and state councils like South Carolina SHRM State Council.  “The Platinum EXCEL Award is not only a celebration of the great work done by the South Carolina SHRM State Council, it’s also recognition of their focus and determination to cause the effect to make great workplaces”, said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, president, and chief executive officer of SHRM.  “Their HR leadership is exemplary.”

    The EXCEL Award can be earned at four levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum. Each level has a prescribed set of requirements and accomplishments that must be met. South Carolina SHRM State Council will receive recognition in SHRM publications and at conferences, a logo to display on its website, and information to share with its members about the significance of this award.

    SC SHRM’s submission for 2021 highlighted several successful initiatives, including its commitment to increase dual Chapter/SHRM membership by encouraging SC SHRM State Conference attendees to join a chapter if they were not already a part of one.  SC SHRM also partnered with Junior Achievement of the Carolinas for a virtual career fair including a virtual booth, videos of HR professionals telling their HR journey and live chat with SC SHRM State Council members to answer questions the attendees had.  The Council held its leadership conference virtually in 2021, its goal to educate Chapter leaders about SHRM, SC SHRM, their roles, and how to run a successful local SHRM chapter.

    “We have the absolute best HR professionals in South Carolina serving in leadership positions on the SC SHRM State Council and as chapter presidents who serve on the council during their presidency.  I couldn’t be prouder to receive the Platinum Excel Award for a 2nd year in a row,” said SC SHRM State Director, Teresa Vaughn, SHRM-SCP, VP of Human Resources for Johnson & Johnson, Inc. headquartered in Mt. Pleasant, SC.  “It is a true honor to receive this recognition from SHRM and we look forward to celebrating these exceptional accomplishments at our annual state conference in Myrtle Beach in September”.

    For more information about South Carolina SHRM State Council visit

    Media: For more information, contact Edward Burke, at or 703-535-6036.

    About South Carolina SHRM State Council

    South Carolina SHRM State Council is the state affiliate for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). SC SHRM facilitates services and programs for the collective interest of the state's SHRM and local chapter membership and promotes activities that serve and advance the human resources profession. Its primary objective is to support the mission and initiatives of SHRM through education. South Carolina SHRM State Council is a 100 percent volunteer organization consisting of 14 SHRM-affiliated chapters across the state. For more information, go to, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

    About SHRM

    SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today's evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally. Learn more at and on Twitter @SHRM.