Published September 1, 2022

Senior VP at Challenger, Gray and Christmas Inc., Pete Tzavalas, volunteers on the NHRA | Los Angeles Affiliates’ Board and Selection committee for the The National Human Resources Association (NHRA) of Los Angeles is holding its HR 2022 Executive of the Year Gala on September 22, 2022.

NHRA-LA Board and Selection committee administer, facilitate, and provide the 360-assessment and final selection process. Among the board members is Challenger’s own, Pete Tzavalas. Mr. Tzavalas has been a board member since 2010 and has been instrumental in helping to select and promote deserving candidates who have made significant contributions to their organizations and their communities.

The nomination process was rigorous to say the least. Each finalist represents a critical industry within the Los Angeles business community.

Challenger, Gray and Christmas Inc., is proud to participate behind the scenes of this yearly event. The Executive of the Year (EOY) award recognizes top human resources professionals for their commitment to excellence in the workplace and dedication to their organization and community.

The NHRA LA Board of Directors presents the 2022 Executive of the Year finalists:


As the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Affairs at Thai Union North America, Dan leads with a strong, savvy and bottom-line operational focus.


Nancy Gibson is the Head of Human Resources for the J. Paul Getty Trust and has held this title since 2014 following distinguished careers with Michigan State University and AP Capital, Inc.


As Executive Vice President, Human Resources at John Paul Mitchell Systems (JPMS), Tom serves as an authentic, collaborative HR leader with over 25 years of proven success.



About Pete Tzavalas

Pete Tzavalas is a Senior Vice President of global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger Gray & Christmas Inc.

Pete Tzavalas

Senior Vice President at Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. since 2008
2008 – Present

Member of the Board of Advisors, National Human Resources Association (NHRA),
January 2010 – Present

A nationally recognized expert in outplacement, consulting and business development with a diverse industry background.

“I’ve helped many Fortune 500 companies seamlessly transition employees out of their organizations to new roles quickly and efficiently. I’m proud that due to my work both companies and employees are very pleased with the outcomes which include better jobs, zero litigation and positive reviews on sites like Glassdoor for the former employers.” 

Connect with Pete on LinkedIn.

About Challenger

Challenger, Gray & Christmas is the pioneer in national outplacement and a premier partner for leadership and executive coaching. With nearly 60 years of experience working across industries, and with relationships at virtually every Fortune 500 company in the U.S., we are the leaders of corporate-sponsored employee outplacement and executive coaching, working with companies to take their talent and businesses to the next level.

About the National Human Resources Association

Established in 1951, the National Human Resources Association (NHRA) is focused on advancing the development and leadership of human resource professionals. Through professional programs and services offered across the country, we strive to support human resource professionals throughout their career life cycle – from intern to executive – as Human Resources leads the way for change in today’s businesses. 

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You can register for the free event here

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