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Innovation in the Workplace Award Presented to Universal Avionics

For Partnering With the Community in Workforce Readiness Programs

Innovation in the Workplace Award Presented to Universal Avionics

Brenda Schemel (left) and Kim Murray

Tucson, AZ – April 10, 2013 – Two members of Universal Avionics' Human Resources team were recently recognized as Individual Innovation Award winners for their dedication to partnering with the local community in workforce readiness programs. On Tuesday, March 12th, these awards were presented to Universal's Corporate Director of Human Resources, Kim Murray, and Human Resources Manager, Brenda Schemel, during the Society for Human Resource Management of Greater Tucson's (SHRM-GT) 2013 Innovation in the Workplace Celebration.

Each year, the SHRM-GT honors local individuals and businesses for their contributions to the association's goal of developing company leadership, educational tools, and technology in the workplace while working with the community to foster workforce readiness programs. Kim and Brenda were chosen as Individual Innovation Award winners and recognized for their efforts in partnering with local organizations such as the AZ Technology Council and Pima County Workforce Investment Board. These partnerships assist in preparing the community for various positions and help create a recruiting pipeline. Kim and Brenda were part of a small, hand-selected group to receive the awards out of over 50 people and companies that were nominated.

"Being an active member of our local business community provides us with insight to best practices for building and sustaining a strong workforce," said Kim. "It also exposes us to various resources within the community which we in turn make our employees privy to that they may not have otherwise been aware of," she added.

The SHRM-GT has over 320 members and is one of more than 485 professional chapters nationwide affiliated with the Society of Human Resource Management. The association is the leading voice of the human resources profession in Southern Arizona and this chapter has distinguished itself by receiving several Superior Merit awards from SHRM national. SHRM-GT consistently strives to provide superior benefits to the membership. For more, visit

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Universal Avionics is a leading manufacturer of innovative avionics systems offered as retrofit and forward-fit solutions for the largest diversification of aircraft types in the industry. Markets served include Business, Special Missions, Government / Military, Airline (regional / commercial), Helicopter and OEM. To learn more about Universal Avionics, visit

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