Kremke honored for excellence in human resources

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Matt Kremke, a data analyst working in the areas of compensation and benefits, was recently awarded the 2017 Ray T. Fortunato Award for Excellence in Human Resources during a Penn State Human Resources all-staff gathering at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center.

Now in its second year of existence, the award recognizes a human resources employee for their exceptional service, unique contributions, and dedication to bettering Penn State Human Resources. Susan Basso, vice president for Human Resources, presented the award to Kremke.

“Matt’s uncanny ability to make sense of complex data is invaluable to our work in human resources,” Basso said. “He is a go-to resource for many of us.”

In his current role, Kremke works on University-wide data analysis projects, and has also served as a compensation specialist for Penn State Human Resources and a human resources generalist for Penn State Information Technology. Kremke earned both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Michigan State University.

“I was overwhelmed and incredibly honored to be selected by my colleagues as this year’s award recipient,” Kremke said. “To have this level of recognition from my peers in the HR community fills me with gratitude, and I feel very fortunate to be able to contribute to Penn State’s vision for human resources while doing work that I enjoy and find meaningful.”

Basso added, “Not only does Matt accomplish exemplary work, but his positive attitude, selflessness, and unwavering work ethic encapsulates what this award is all about.”

Visit the HR website to learn more about the award and its benefactor, Ray T. Fortunato.

Last Updated May 18, 2017