San Diego, CA/ September 10, 2012 – Gilbert Manzano, ACI’s Chief Administrative Officer, has been named a finalist for Human Resources Professional of the Year. The San Diego Business Journal awards recognize outstanding Human Resources professionals who work in San Diego, as nominated by their employers, employees or clients.
“I was honored to have been nominated a second year amongst such a fantastic group of leaders doing great things, not only for their companies but for the field of HR,” said Manzano.
Gil was nominated for the award after a successful year of increased employee training, productivity, and incentives programs. He spearheaded the Workplace Wellness Challenge, garnering an astounding 100% employee participation and over 100 pounds lost in total among employees. He also restructured organization and management due to the increased number of new employees and implemented a rotational training system for new hires.
With fifteen years of Human Resource experience, Gil understands the major workforce challenges of today’s HR professionals. As CAO of ACI, Gil oversees consulting around ACI’s training offerings, requests for crisis management, layoff support and conflict mediation services, and provides hands-on support to Human Resource Directors.
Last year, Gil presented at an expert panel to discuss “Healthy People, Healthy Bottom Line” at Employee Benefit News’ 24th Annual Benefits Forum & Expo in Dallas, Texas.
The 13th annual awards ceremony for HR Professionals was held on August 16 this year at the Hilton in La Jolla Torrey Pines.
About ACI Specialty Benefits
ACI Specialty Benefits ranks in the nation’s Top-Ten providers of employee assistance programs, wellness, student assistance, and work/life services to corporations worldwide. ACI’s CORE Wellness Program includes creative challenges, unlimited wellness coaching, health seminars, access to the CORE Wellness Online platform and monthly publications. Founded in 1983, ACI remains a privately-owned specialty benefits corporation, headquartered in San Diego. For more information, visit www.acispecialtybenefits.com.