Sharp Wins Human Resources Award

Sharp Wins Human Resources Award

The Raleigh-Wake Human Resources Management Association (RWHRMA) presented the Robert F. McLain Memorial Award to CBC Human Resources Director Jan Sharp at an RWHRMA luncheon on Tuesday, September 19 at the Women’s Center in Raleigh.

The McLain Award was established to honor Robert F. McLain, who died approximately two months into his term as President of what was then the Raleigh-Wake Personnel Association. Nominees for the award must have exhibited service to the association; dedication to the human resources profession exemplified through experience, certification, and development of other human resource professionals; and contributions to the community. One award can be presented annually, but the award is only given in a year when a professional is found who exemplifies these characteristics.


Jan Sharp
Corp Human Resources Director
Sharp has been an officer in the RWHRMA in various capacities. She served as Secretary from 1990-1993, as President Elect in 1994, as President in 1995, and most recently as Past President in 1996-1997. Sharp also holds a lifetime certification as a Senior Professional of Human Resources, and has served as College Relations Director for the N.C. State Council of the Society for Human Resources Management since 1997.


Sharp’s community involvement is also considerable. She was instrumental in starting the Triangle Chapter of American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT). She served as Secretary in the 1999 inaugural year of the group, as Vice President in 2000, and will serve as President in 2001. Sharp worked extensively with the Special Olympics World Summer Games when they came to the Triangle in 1999, where she served as Sponsor Relations Manager of the Dean E. Smith Center venue.

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