Congratulations Jeannette Glenn!

On Tuesday evening in Columbia I had the opportunity to attend the annual meeting of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.  A team from McLeod was present to support Jeannette Glenn, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Education and Training for McLeod Health. Jeannette was one of thirty-eight human resources leaders from a variety of industries who were being recognized for their leadership and service. From the thirty-eight leaders, seventeen were selected as nominees for this award. Of those seventeen, one was selected as Human Resources Leader of the Year. Congratulations to Jeannette on being recognized by the South Carolina Chamber as the Human Resources Professional of the Year, awarded the 2010 Award for Professional Excellence in Human Resources Management.

This highly prestigious award recognizes creative approaches and consistently high performance that benefits the nominee’s company as well as the business and professional community. It is sponsored by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management.

On behalf of McLeod Health, we are proud of Jeannette for receiving this honor and for all of her contributions as a member of the leadership team. This recognition is well deserved and reflects her cheerful and compassionate service for the welfare of our people. This distinction is a tribute to her passion for our patients, her profession and the 4,700 women and men serving with McLeod.

Glenn began her career with McLeod in 1972 as a staff nurse working in the Surgical Unit, Critical Care Unit, and the Emergency Room as a charge nurse. She has since worked in many other capacities such as head nurse, surgical clinical coordinator, and director of staff development.

In her current role, Glenn leads the recruiting and retention efforts for McLeod Health, the largest employer in Florence County.  As a Senior Vice President, Glenn is a member of the Leadership Council at McLeod Health.  In this capacity, she leads the creation of the strategic management plan for the Human Resources division.

Jeannette Glenn leads a discussion during the Rapid Response Team RIE.

Glenn’s educational background includes a diploma in nursing from Kate Bitting Reynolds Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Winston-Salem, NC; a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of South Carolina in Columbia; a master’s degree in nursing administration from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston; post-graduate studies at Francis Marion University, and management studies at Harvard University Graduate School of Business.

She was most recently honored as the 2009-2010 Executive of the Year by the Florence chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals and named as a participant in the Riley Diversity Leaders Initiative of the Riley Institute at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.

Glenn has received numerous awards for her community affiliations. These include the Pee Dee Council of Girl Scouts of America, the Elizabeth Pettigrew Durant Children’s Center, the United Way of Florence County, the South Carolina Hospital Association Society, Pee Dee AHEC, Alpha Xi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, Health Facilities Federal Credit Union, the Florence Career and Technology Education Advisory Committee, Florence Education and Business Alliance, and many more.

Her professional memberships include the American Nurses Association, South Carolina Hospital Association Society of Health Educators, and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Glenn is also a member of Florence alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority and the Florence chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction.

The South Carolina Human Resources Management Award for Professional Excellence was established in 1989 to recognize an individual for outstanding service and dedication to the human resources field.

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s first state chamber Accredited with Distinction by the U.S. Chamber, is the state’s largest statewide broad-based business and industry trade association representing more than 6,500 member companies and more than 600,000 member employees, with 90 percent of membership comprised of small businesses. As the unified voice for business and industry, the Chamber is a catalyst for increasing per capita income and enhancing the state’s global competitiveness in order to improve the quality of life for all South Carolinians.

Read more at the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce’s website.

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