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Office of County Executive
Mark A. Hackel

Contact: John Cwikla

Phone: 586-469-7001

Email: John.Cwikla@MacombGov.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 11, 2019

Macomb County human resources director awarded HR Executive of the Year by the American Society of Employers

The American Society of Employers (ASE) last week recognized Andrew McKinnon, human resources and labor relations director for Macomb County, as one of its Michigan HR Executives of the Year for 2019. McKinnon was one of four honorees.

“The honorees continue to impress me each year, and this year is no exception. The dedication to the HR profession is prevalent in each of the 2019 HR Executives of the Year,” said Mary E. Corrado, ASE president and CEO.

The ASE, which is one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, presented the awards at its 16th annual ASE Summit on Thursday, November 7. The four winners were submitted through a nomination process and selected based on work that distinguishes them in the field of human resources management. McKinnon was recognized in the “Non-Profit Organization - Small Employer” category.

“Andy is a strong leader that brings creativity and passion to our HR director role,” said Macomb County Executive Mark A. Hackel. “I am proud to see him recognized on this statewide platform and would like to congratulate him on behalf of the Macomb County organization.”

McKinnon was appointed to his role as director of Macomb County Human Resources and Labor Relations in July 2018. Since joining the organization, he has refocused its efforts from general policy and protocol towards a department that is advocating for employees. For instance, he is implementing a comprehensive Class and Compensation Plan which seeks to improve the county’s practices around defining job tasks and responsibilities while managing employee compensation in a competitive, fair and equitable manner.

Prior to this role, McKinnon was the assistant superintendent for human resources at Center Line Public Schools, an attorney for McConaghy & Nyovich, P.L.L.C., an attorney for Pierce, Duke, Farrell & Tafelski, P.L.C. and a legislative assistant for the office of State Representative Frank Accavitti, Jr. He received his Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Oakland University.

For hi-res images of the award ceremony, click here.

Photo 1: (left to right) Mary E. Corrado, CEO & president, American Society of Employers; Andrew McKinnon, human resources and labor relations director, Macomb County; and Macomb County Executive Mark A. Hackel at the 2019 Michigan HR Executives of the Year event.

Photo 2: Andrew McKinnon accepts his award for ASE HR Director of the Year.

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