Tracie Brunt, vice president, human resources at S&D Coffee & Tea, received the Strategic HR Leadership Award at the HR Excellence Awards on March 17. The awards were presented by The Employers Association, which has been providing human resources and training services to organizations in the greater Charlotte area for more than 50 years.
“To be honored with the Strategic HR Leadership Award in a room full of Charlotte’s top notch HR professionals was extremely humbling,” said Brunt. “Throughout my time at S&D, I have worked diligently to align the HR functions and capabilities with the company’s strategic plans, and I am absolutely thrilled to have those efforts recognized by The Employers Association.”
Brunt has worked in human resources at S&D Coffee & Tea since 2001, following previous roles at Oscar Mayer and Sonoco. With more than 24 years in the HR industry, she brings her expertise and experience to key initiatives, such as recruitment, benefits and compensation, wellness and safety. Under Brunt’s leadership, the HR department has transformed from one focused on transactional HR to an integrated, strategic team of professionals.
“The Strategic HR Leadership award is presented to an individual with a proven track record for demonstrating excellence in human resources, and Tracie certainly fits the bill,” said John Buckner, VP of marketing for S&D. “From talent development to employee relations, she is a true business partner to the leadership team, and we value her ongoing contributions to our company.”