RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) announced today that Lisa M. Buckingham, Executive Vice President, chief human resources officer and head of Brand and Enterprise Communications, was named the 2017 HR Executive of the Year by Human Resource Executive magazine.
“Best-in-class HR Leadership is critical to the outcomes and success of any company,” said Dennis R. Glass, President & CEO, Lincoln Financial Group. “Lisa’s focus on innovation, execution and results speak for themselves, and I congratulate her on this well-deserved recognition.”
The HR Executive of the Year award recognizes leaders who have made outstanding contributions to their organizations and who exemplify the increasingly strategic role of HR in business today. The panel of judges base their selection for the award on the following criteria: the candidate’s ability to handle significant problems in the human resource field, the candidate’s role and/or success in establishing the HR function as an integral part of his or her organization, the candidate’s management skills as demonstrated within the HR function and the candidate’s contributions to the HR profession. Since its inception, the HR Executive of the Year award has been presented to 28 recipients.
With more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of human resources management, Buckingham is responsible for all human resources practices and policies for Lincoln Financial Group in her role as Executive Vice President. She also oversees the corporation’s brand and enterprise communications and corporate social responsibility activities.
“Although we had an impressive group of candidates for HR Executive of the Year, our judges were unanimous in voting for Lisa,” said David Shadovitz, editor and co-publisher of Human Resource Executive. “They were extremely impressed by her many and varied accomplishments, as well as her strategic role with Lincoln Financial.”
About Lincoln Financial Group
Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower people to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $241 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2017. Learn more at: www.LincolnFinancial.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.