NPC's Steward Named Pa. FBLA Businessperson of the Year
June 25, 2020
NPC Inc., a leader in print and digital communications has announced that its human resources director Sherri Steward was named Businessperson of the Year by the Pennsylvania Future Business Leaders of America (PA FBLA) at the 2020 Virtual Awards of Excellence ceremony.
Comprised of 301 active chapters in 29 regions, each PA FBLA chapter is responsible for nominating one individual who has played a crucial role in the FBLA experience for Businessperson of the Year from their respective business community.
Students gather necessary information and submit applications for judging by the PA FBLA management team and Board of Directors. Each nominee must meet nine-part criteria, including the promotion of FBLA activities, achievement in business, and contribution to chapter projects.
For more than 20 years, Steward and NPC have supported FBLA on the local, regional and state levels. Through her support and involvement with FBLA, the organization and NPC have developed a mutually beneficial partnership.
Steward has played a vital role in developing young leaders in Blair County, from facilitating donations and scholarships to judging competitions and student mentoring.
"As a former Claysburg-Kimmel FBLA chapter president and Region 5 president, Sherri truly understands the importance and the benefits of FBLA in the lives of our students," said Steve Walter, Claysburg-Kimmel business and computer education teacher. "Sherri is such a large part of our C-K FBLA team. The students wanted to recognize Sherri for her work and dedication. Thank you so much to Sherri and the employees of NPC, Inc. for helping to shape our students' lives."
Steward has been a part of NPC Inc. for 28 years. As director of Human Resources, she focuses on the recruitment, retention, and development of the next generation of talent.
She is certified as a professional in Human Resources by the Society of Human Resources Management and the Human Resources Certification Institute.
"Our commitment to our youths' development is something that we, at NPC, take to heart," Steward said. "This focus, in partnership with the Claysburg-Kimmel School District and the Claysburg Educational Foundation, is upheld as one of our true priorities. The students of Claysburg-Kimmel FBLA are truly exceptional individuals and I consider it such an honor to have the opportunity to work with them and in some small way make a positive contribution to their personal growth and professional development. This opportunity is truly one of high points in my career."
NPC owner, Mark Barnhart, said, "It was very meaningful to all of us here at NPC to get to witness Sherri getting some well-deserved recognition outside of NPC. Her impact on NPC and our community has been profound. We are very fortunate to have her."