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Susan Crawford, HR Director, Crain’s Cleveland Business Archer Award Finalist

WESTLAKE, OH, August 6, 2018 – Susan Crawford, Director of Human Resources at United Consumer Financial Services Company (UCFS) has been selected as a finalist for the 2018 Crain’s Cleveland Business Archer Award in the Organizational Development category. The annual Archer Award recognizes outstanding human resources professionals in Northeast Ohio for building companies with the “best people, talent, development and culture.

Ms. Crawford said, “I am honored to have been selected as a finalist for the Archer Award. I’ve spent the past 25 years studying, engaging in and implementing programs to optimize the human element of business success and there is still so much more to discover. HR has become a strategic and valued partner in my organizations and I look forward to supporting and driving organizational success through employee engagement at every level. With each new generation we’re challenged to learn and do things better, so to optimize results is essential to understand talent and how to get the best out of each and every employee.”

Susan is an accomplished human resources professional with exceptional expertise and skills in organizational design, employee development, HR process compliance and talent management. She ensures UCFS employees are equipped with the right tools, the organizational design is aligned with company goals and that UCFS is positioned for long-term growth and success.

“As a direct result of Susan’s efforts, we are a better organization! She has played a vital role in helping to transform our organization, bringing a higher level of professionalism and expectation of our human resources team,” said UCFS’ President, Joe Francesconi.  “Susan adds tremendous value, ensuring care, nurturing and discipline in all our HR efforts, while building trust at all levels of the organization.  She is an exemplary achiever, passionate leader and strong role model for managers throughout our organization and a key member of our leadership team. It gives me great pleasure to see Susan recognized outside the organization as a leader in her profession.”

The Archer Awards Reception will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at the Intercontinental Hotel with over 450 attendees.  Other companies with human resources professionals being recognized in the Organizational Development category include Lubrizol, FirstEnergy and Shearer’s Snacks.  The Archer Awards Title Sponsor is Howard & O’Brien Executive Search.

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