NAER sponsors the Recruiter’s Hall of Fame–an award that honors professionals in the executive search industry. Induction into the NAER Executive Recruiter’s Hall of Fame is restricted to those individuals that have demonstrated leadership in the profession of executive search and that possess a substantive and proven career history of superior contribution to the practice of executive search.
**INAUGURAL AWARD WINNER **
The NAER Hall of Fame inaugural honoree was Jeannette Cabrera Palacios, President and CEO since 1986 until her retirement, of J. Palacios and Associates, Inc., a 19 consultant, multi-disciplinary, multi-functional executive search firm specializing in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and medical devices sector.
Ms. Palacios was inducted by a unanimous vote of the NAER membership. She distinguished herself as the organization’s chairperson in 2004 and 2005, and was a member of the board of directors of the Society for Human Resources Management from 1986 to 1993. Ms. Palacios has written more than 100 articles for major newspapers and business magazines, including Caribbean Business, San Juan Star, El Nuevo Dia, and the Society for Human Resources magazine.
She was recognized as one of the Ten Most Wanted Businesswomen in Puerto Rico by Caribbean Business in 1999; recognized as one of the Women at the Top by San Juan’s mayor, J. Santini in 2001; recognized as one of the Top Executive Women by Caribbean Business in 2002; recognized as The Most Powerful Business Woman in Puerto Rico by the Chamber of Commerce of Puerto Rico in 2003; recognized as one of the Great Business Women in Puerto Rico by Caribbean Business in 2003; recognized by the San Juan Star as Extraordinary Woman in 2006 and as one of the Top Women in Leadership in 2007.
Ms. Palacios was a member of the board of directors and vice chair of the Castaner General Hospital in 1998 and 1999; received the Founder’s Award from the Children’s Hospital Society in San Juan “for her quality as a human being, as a professional, and for her commitment to the socio-economic, cultural and overall welfare of our country.”
It was with profound respect and appreciation that the National Association of Executive Recruiters inducted Jeannette Cabrera Palacios as the inaugural member of the NAER Hall of Fame.
Criteria for Consideration
Induction criteria require that the inductee demonstrate leadership in the profession of executive search and possess a substantive and proven career history of superior contribution to its practice. The person honored to be inducted into the hall of fame will be a person of singular integrity who is devoted to honor, professionalism and best practices.
An inductee will be an individual of singular integrity who is devoted to honor, professionalism and best practices in the field of executive search. Inductees will be selected by a majority of the active voting membership of NAER and may be nominated at any time by any active member firm in good standing.
A nominee for the award is not required to be a member of NAER.
This honor may be bestowed on an individual either currently working as an executive search consultant or a professional who has retired from executive search, as long as the nominee has demonstrated leadership in the profession of executive search and possesses a substantive and proven career history of superior contribution to the practice of executive search.
This award is bestowed, and the award winner is honored, at the NAER annual meeting.
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