Amy Fisher, John Brown University’s director of human resources, received the HR Professional of the Year award from the Northwest Arkansas Human Resources Association (NOARK). This award recognizes an individual that has shown outstanding service, promoted the Human Resources Management profession and is a member of NOARK.
As recipient of this award, Fisher will be NOARK’s official nominee for the Arkansas Society for Human Resources Management’s (ASHRM) Professional of the Year Award for 2019.
“I am honored to have been chosen for this award,” Fisher said. “Human Resources is a great profession, and I have loved learning and serving with my other Human Resource Colleagues in Northwest Arkansas.”
Fisher, with an MBA in Leadership and Ethics, began her career at JBU as a student accounts representative before advancing to become the director of human resources, risk management and government relations. In this role, Fisher oversees human resources, risk management, food service contract administration, bookstore contract administration and mail operations. In addition, she serves as Title IX co-coordinator, overseeing staff-related Title IX matters and providing university wide training opportunities. She also strategically plans and oversees all federal compliance issues including updated tax laws, Department of Labor regulations and the Affordable Health Care Act.
Fisher has been a NOARK member since 2007, working in a variety of roles from treasurer between 2013-2015, vice president in 2016, president-elect in 2017 and president in 2018. She has served as facilities chair and finance chair at the ARSHRM State Conference. She holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources certification and is a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional.
“Amy Fisher is a valued professional at JBU,” Kim Hadley, JBU vice president of finance and administration, said. “She builds trust across campus, develops strategic solutions and is known for her excellent work. Her colleagues at JBU are delighted to see her recognized by her peers in the wider human resources profession. We celebrate with her, as she truly deserves this honor.”
Fisher was also named the 2016 Golden Eagle Excellence in Service Award winner at JBU’s Employee Recognition Banquet. The award is given to recognize a staff member who has given exceptional service to the JBU community.
NOARK has been providing service to the Human Resources community of Northwest Arkansas since Sept. 2, 1971. NOARK is a not-for-profit organization with a membership of more than 300+ Human Resource professionals, with over 225 companies represented. As the local SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) affiliate Chapter 0148, NOARK has been awarded numerous awards including most recently the 2017 SHRM Excel Award: Platinum Chapter and the 2017 SHRM Foundation Chapter Champion.
John Brown University is a leading private Christian university, training students to honor God and serve others since 1919. Arkansas’ top-ranked regional university (U.S. News Best Colleges, 2019), JBU enrolls more than 2,100 students from 38 states and 53 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, online and concurrent education programs. JBU offers more than 40 majors, with top programs including engineering, nursing, family and human services, biology, graphic design and construction management.