MedStar Director to be Honored as HR Educator of the Year at Regional Conference


Dallas / Fort Worth, TX — October 7, 2011 —    MedStar is proud to announce that Associate Director of Human Resources, Danyelle Keenan, SPHR has been selected by the HRSouthwest Conference to receive the 2011 HR Educator of the Year award. 


Each year, the HRSouthwest Conference recognizes an individual educator who has made significant contributions to the education of former, current, or prospective HR professionals. Keenan will be honored with the HR Educator of the Year award during the keynote presentation of the conference and will receive a commemorative award, $1,000 grant and complimentary conference registration.


The HRSouthwest Conference, 2011

Fort Worth Convention Center

Tuesday, November 1

8:15 am – HR Educator of the Year award presentation


Keenan was chosen to receive the HR Educator of the Year award to honor achievements throughout her career in the areas of advocacy, publications and professional and community activities.


In addition to her role at MedStar, she also serves on the UT Arlington Advisory Council for the Master’s in Human Resource Management program and has her own consulting business assisting small organizations with their HR needs.  She has been a member of the Fort Worth Human Resource Management Association (FWHRMA), SHRM Chapter for 12 years, is currently serving her third term on the FWHRMA Board of Directors and has been elected as the organization’s President for 2012.  


Driven by a passion for adult education, Keenan is an experienced trainer and instructor striving not only to educate but also to instill enthusiasm and energy into the subject matter.  She has been an adjunct professor for management and business courses at a variety of area schools, including DeVry University, Keller Graduate School of Management, Tarrant County College, UT Arlington and Texas Wesleyan University.  For the past five years, she has been an instructor for Professional and Senior Professional in Human Resources (PHR / SPHR) certification classes and is an advocate for lifelong learning.


Keenan earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Texas A&M University and holds a Master’s of Science from UT Arlington in Human Resources Management.  She has been a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) since 2001.  She lives in Fort Worth with her husband and young son.


About The HRSouthwest Conference

The HRSouthwest Conference (HRSWC) is the largest regional human resources conference in the country.  It offers over 90 educational sessions and is committed to supporting the human resource professional and advancing the human resource profession. It is the official State of Texas SHRM Conference and it attracts over 2,300 HR professionals and over 200 exhibitors.  More information at


About MedStar

Responding to over 100,000 calls each year, MedStar EMS is the exclusive emergency and non-emergency ambulance service provider to over 880,000 residents throughout  Fort Worth and 14 other Tarrant County cities including Haltom City, Burleson, Saginaw, White Settlement, Forest Hill, River Oaks, Lake Worth, Sansom Park, Westworth Village, Blue Mound, Edgecliff Village, Haslet, Lakeside and Westover Hills.  Established in 1986, MedStar is governed by the Area Metropolitan Ambulance Authority board of directors, is one of only 132 ambulance services in the country to receive national accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services and is named the 2010 Texas EMS Provider of the Year by the Texas Department of State Health Services. 


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