HRMAC Announces Chicagoland Awards of Excellence Recipients

  HRMAC Announces Chicagoland Awards of Excellence Recipients

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- November 08, 2012

The Human Resources Management Association of Chicago today named Jim Bell,
President & CEO of Veolia ES Technical Solutions, and Moira Madell of Madell
Consulting, its 2012 Leader of the Year and Volunteer of the Year award
recipients, respectively. The award presentations were held during HRMAC’s
premier event, SUMMIT 2012.

Jim Bell, President and CEO of Veolia ES Technical Solutions (Photo: Business

Jim Bell, President and CEO of Veolia ES Technical Solutions (Photo: Business

The annual Leader of the Year award program honors one Chicago-based business
leader who has demonstrated the ability to execute leading-edge human capital
practices while realizing business strategy success. Mr. Bell was selected by
the HRMAC Board of Directors for his proven ability to lead by example,
prioritize employees ahead of shareholders and implement successful human
capital initiatives within the Veolia organization.

“Since becoming president and CEO of Veolia ES Technical Solutions, Jim has
embraced human resources programs and tools as business drivers rather than
business requirements,” noted Katie Lawler, Senior Vice President, Human
Resources, GATX and Chair, HRMAC Board of Directors. “He has continuously
demonstrated his commitment as an HR champion, including serving as the
executive sponsor of the ‘People’ goal for the organization’s strategic plan
and fostering a company culture that puts training, development and the safety
of people at the core of its business practices. The company’s record-breaking
financial performance for two consecutive years is a testament to the success
of these efforts and Jim’s first-class leadership abilities.”

Some key people achievements for Veolia ES Technical Solutions under Mr.
Bell’s leadership include:

Implementing new training and development initiatives to develop leaders at
both the executive level and deep into the organization’s next generation of

The ‘President’s Call for Excellence’ quarterly award program, which
recognizes employees who have demonstrated exceptional effort to aid a peer or
a customer.

The open-forum ‘Breakfast with Bell’ project, held at Veolia operating
locations to provide local employees an opportunity to ask candid questions
and receive honest feedback.

Ms. Madell, the 2012 Volunteer of the Year, was also selected by the HRMAC
Board of Directors. As a long-time HRMAC member, Ms. Madell has been a leader,
a follower, a cheerleader and participant in nearly every type of event
offered through HRMAC. She has mentored volunteers, leveraged best practices
from the corporate arena into her HRMAC activities, actively recruited
prospective members and served as a true peer-expert in her many speaking

Ms. Madell currently serves HRMAC in the volunteer role of Membership
Committee chair, which she has held for two years. Among the best membership
activities initiated under her chairmanship are the regional Meet-and-Greet
receptions and HRMAC’s new three-month trial membership program.

Ms. Madell has clearly demonstrated her commitment to HRMAC and the practice
of HR by her tireless efforts, enthusiastic participation and collaborative
spirit. She meets all criteria of the award, most notably as an “unsung hero”
who has gone above and beyond the call of duty while providing distinguished
service to further the HRMAC mission.

SUMMIT 2012 is the largest annual gathering of human resources professionals
in the Midwest and includes presentations by business and industry
thought-leaders, a trade show and special events for various groups. Over 800
human resources professionals attended the event, held at the Donald E.
Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.


Since its founding in 1915, HRMAC has been leading the dialogue on workplace
strategy, connecting HR leaders with the industry’s best-in-class resources,
and growing Chicago area companies and talent. With a membership of over 750
organizations and a network of more than 7,000 HR professionals, HRMAC is the
oldest organization of its kind in the country and independent of other local,
state or national organizations. For more information on HRMAC, the Awards of
Excellence and SUMMIT 2012, please visit our website at

Veolia ES Technical Solutions, LLC.

Veolia ES Technical Solutions, L.L.C., a subsidiary of Veolia Environmental
Services North America Corp., provides a complete range of services for
industrial and municipal customers needing to dispose of hazardous and
regulated waste. Based in Chicago, Veolia Environmental Services North America
Corp. is the leading provider of fully integrated waste, environmental and
industrial cleaning solutions to residential, municipal, commercial and
industrial customers across the US, Canada and the Caribbean. The company is
part of the Veolia Environnement companies in North America, with 30,000 North
American employees providing sustainable environmental solutions in water
management, waste services, energy management, and passenger transportation.

The Veolia Environmental Services group is the global benchmark for waste
management and resource recovery and the only global manager of liquid, solid,
non-hazardous and hazardous wastes. From waste collection to treatment,
recovery and recycling, the company provides innovative, efficient and
sustainable waste solutions to municipal and industrial clients. Its parent
company, Veolia Environnement (NYSE: VE and Paris Euronext: VIE), is the
worldwide reference in environmental services. With employees in 77 countries,
Veolia Environnement recorded annual revenues of over $38 billion in 2011.
Visit the company's Web sites at and

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M. Bernadette Patton, 312-981-6790
Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp.
Denisse Ike, 312-552-2800
On Ideas Inc.
Denise Graham, 904-354-2600
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