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 roles. 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. About HRMAC 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 www.hrmac.org. 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.