PSCU’s Lynn Heckler named 2015 HR Professional of the Year

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (September 3, 2015) — Lynn Heckler, Executive Vice President of Talent for St. Petersburg-based PSCU, has been recognized by the HR Florida State Council as 2015 HR Professional of the Year. The award was presented during the Annual HR Florida Conference and Expo in the presence of more than 1,500 HR leaders. Heckler joined PSCU in 2001 and is a member of the Suncoast Human Resources Management Association (SHRMA).

Each year, the HR Florida State Council recognizes a human resource leader who has advanced the profession in a significant way. The individuals nominated for this award serve as role models for the profession, setting the standard for others to follow, and applying their expertise to enhance organizational effectiveness.

In her role at PSCU, Heckler owns responsibility for the functions that define the company’s culture and employees’ work experience. She commits herself to ongoing professional development and staying abreast of the most recent changes in human resources law and best practices.

“I am truly honored and humbled to receive this award,” said Heckler. “As HR professionals, we have a responsibility to develop the next generation of HR leaders and to ensure the HR function is relevant for generations to come.”

Heckler is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and earned her Business Administration degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is an active member of Society for Human Resource Management, having served as past President for SHRMA, and takes every opportunity to advance the HR profession by serving on panels and speaking at various community events.

PSCU nominated Heckler for the award with the belief that “HR professional” is more than a title on a business card and role one plays at a company; rather, to be a true HR professional, it takes an innate desire to be a servant to the profession as well as to an organization’s employees and their families. Heckler not only embodies this premise, but also does so with dedication and passion.

“Lynn is a forward thinker, always striving to be innovative and move our company toward being a destination employer, while never losing focus on the best interests of our employees and their families,” said Chuck Fagan, President and CEO of PSCU. “PSCU has become a stronger organization thanks to her dedication and passion. There is no one more deserving than Lynn to be recognized as HR Florida Professional of the Year.”

About HR Florida State Council

Representing over 15,000 individual members, the HR Florida State Council is the state affiliate for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The Council facilitates services and programs for the collective interest of the state’s SHRM and local chapter membership, and promotes activities that serve the professional and advance the profession. HR Florida is a 100% volunteer entity consisting of 28 SHRM affiliated chapters across the state. Our primary objective is to support the mission and initiatives of SHRM through education. We coordinate professional development efforts, and serve as the conduit for communication among SHRM and chapters as well as at-large members. More information can be found here. Follow us on Twitter.

About PSCU

PSCU, the nation’s premier payments CUSO and an integrated financial technology solutions provider, supports the success of more than 2,400 financial institutions and processes nearly 7.7 billion transactions annually. Committed to service excellence and focused on continuous innovation, PSCU’s payment processing, fraud and risk management, data and analytics, digital banking, strategic consulting and real-time payments platforms, along with 24/7/365-member support via its contact centers, help deliver personalized, connected experiences. The origin of PSCU’s model is collaboration and scale, and the company has leveraged its influence on behalf of credit unions and their members for more than 45 years. Today, PSCU provides an end-to-end, competitive advantage that enables credit unions to securely grow and meet evolving consumer demands. For more information, visit


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