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The Ry Perry HR Hero Award is awarded each year to just one Granite State HR Hero who takes pride in advancing the HR profession and devotes valuable time to volunteering in their community. 

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Andrea Chatfield, Esq.

This year’s recipient of the HR Hero Award, Andrea G. Chatfield is an attorney at Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson, PLLC, in Manchester, NH, where she provides advice and guidance to employers on risk management issues in the workplace. She represents employers of all types and sizes before administrative agencies in discrimination, whistleblower, unemployment, and wage disputes. She conducts in-house seminars for employers and serves as an outside investigator for employers who need to respond to sensitive internal complaints of discrimination and harassment. Andrea is listed in Chambers USA ( the leading legal directory, ranking the top lawyers and law firms across the USA) as one of the leading employment lawyers in New Hampshire and in Best Lawyers of America® for employment law – management- 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” in Manchester. Andrea is an active voice constantly advocating on behalf of HR professionals and the NH State Council, where she has served as the Legislative Director for the past 4 years. She has also served as the State Council’s representative on the NH Legislative Task Force on Work and Family. She also currently serves on the NH Business & Industry Association’s ‘HR, Health Care & Workforce Development Policy Committee’ as their Vice Chair.

2022 HR Hero Award Recipient

Previous Award Winners

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2022 Andrea Chatfield

2021 Tim Dabrieo

2020 Fran Lafavour

2019 Tracie Sponenberg

2018 David Twitchell

2017 Anne Vallette

2016 Jody Bugbee

2015 Charla Stevens

2014 Jennifer Kinville

2013 Paul Wilson

2012 Deb Tuttle

2011 Dan Griffiths

2010 Laurie Glaude

2009 Sandy Brien

2008 Bev Widger

2007 Therese Gesel Towne

2006 Jim Reidy

2005 Gayle Troy

2004 Maria Manus Painchaud

2003 Connie Roy-Czyzowski

2002 Ry Perry

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