STATE HOUSE - House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello was honored with the Outstanding Public Servant Award today by the Rhode Island Society for Human Resource Management state chapter.
The organization chose Speaker Mattiello for the award for “his leadership and commitment, working collaboratively with human resources professionals and employers to promote legislation that improves the economy and the business climate in Rhode Island.”
RI SHRM lauded Speaker Mattiello’s sponsorship of pro-business legislation that improves Rhode Island’s workforce and focuses on job growth and economic development.
“The speaker worked hard in 2017 with a diverse group of stakeholders, including human resources leaders and members of the employer community, to implement a new paid sick and safe leave mandate while addressing those issues of greatest concern to the human resource and employer community. As a public official, he demonstrated the ability to listen—to all sides, and, most notably, to ask questions to truly understand this complex issue and the potential consequences and impacts on employers and employees alike. He worked to develop realistic solutions and to arrive at an outcome that took into consideration many differing perspectives of the legislation,” the organization said in its news release.
RI SHRM also praised the speaker’s commitment to improve the state’s economy and job climate, and his sponsorship of legislation to reduce taxes, including corporate taxes, estate taxes and the car tax.
“Speaker Mattiello has followed through on his commitment to work with the business community. He has encouraged human resources’ and the business community’s involvement in shaping public policy. We are fortunate to have a public servant who is focused on improving the business climate in the state, and we are truly pleased to honor him with our 2018 Outstanding Public Servant Award,” said RI SHRM State Chapter Director Cynthia Butler.
Greg Tumolo, RI SHRM’s Legislative Co-Director, State Affairs, added, “We know that he values our knowledge, experience and recommendations, and that he sincerely listens and respects the human resources profession.”TE HOUSE – House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello was honored with the Outstanding Public Servant Award today by the Rhode Island Society for Human Resource Management state chapter.
In photo: Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, second from left, accepts the Outstanding Public Servant Award from the Rhode Island Society for Human Resource Management state chapter (RI SHRM). From left, RI SHRM State Chapter Director Cynthia Butler, Speaker Mattiello, RI SHRM Legislative Co-Director, State Affairs Greg Tumolo, RI SHRM Legislative Affairs Committee Member Amy Carosi, RI SHRM Foundation Director Amy Deshaies and RI SHRM Legislative Affairs Committee Member Monica Coughlin.
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Meredyth R. Whitty, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903