Alpha Award of Merit (2016)
Renee Hardman; Principal Owner of Hardman Consulting, is an experienced professional with over 25 years of Executive level HR experience. Hardman Consulting provides services in the area of employee development, diversity training/audits, workplace investigations, executive coaching, and leadership development. Ms. Hardman is currently a Certified Trainer, Coach & Speaker with the John Maxwell Team.
Renee Hardman’s previously served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Bankers Trust Company. As SVP of Human Resources and a member of the Executive Committee, Renee was responsible for strategic direction in the areas of employee engagement, diversity, compensation and benefits, talent acquisition, employee relations, and employee development for locations in Iowa, Arizona, South Dakota and Nebraska. Ms. Hardman was previously with the Iowa Department of Personnel.
Ms. Hardman attended Drake University where she earned a BA with a major in Psychology and later obtained a Master in Business Administration (MBA). She has earned both the SPHR and the newly advanced SHRM-SCP HR certifications. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (both nationally and locally).
Ms. Hardman’s community involvement includes Trustee for Des Moines University, Advisory Board member for the Governor and Billie D. Ray Center, ATHENA International (Board member); Dress for Success (Board member), Latino Leadership Initiative (Board Member) and CultureALL (Board member). Additionally, she is a member of Des Moines Chapter of The Links, Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is past President of the Chrysalis Foundation, longtime volunteer and past Board Member for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Des Moines and 5th Judicial Nomination Commissioner– Governor Appointee.
Ms. Hardman is the recipient of many awards and honors. In 2014, she was inducted into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame. Other awards include the Distinguished Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute’s Alumni Volunteer Award, Drake University’s National Alumni Award, Connie Wimer Spirit Award, President Obama’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major of Service Award, Des Moines University Glanton Scholarship Honoree, Women of Influence Award, Best Minority Business Leader Award, and YWCA’s Women of Achievement Award.
She has chaired the Governor’s Diversity Committee and was an active member of Drake University’s Diversity and the Downtown Partnership’s Diversity Committee. Renee’s passion is around leadership development, diversity & inclusion and inspiring individuals to reach their fullest potential.
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