HRSTARS Gala and Awards Ceremony

Saturday, December 1, 2018
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Westin Galleria

DallasHR and the Human Resource community will come together for HRSTARS, our first annual awards gala honoring service to the HR community.  The inspirational evening will include a reception, dinner, entertainment and award presentations given to the HR community’s best and brightest.

Eleven awards will be presented throughout the evening including the industry’s best HR Executive of the Year for a small, medium and large company and a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Online Nomination Forms

To submit a nomination, login to the online submission tool using your DallasHR username and password. Once signed in, click on the Submissions navigation item and choose HRSTARS Gala from the events list and the nomination forms will display. If you do not yet have an account with DallasHR, please create one here.

Available Sponsorships

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, ​​ contact Tim Gunn, Director of Membership at (469) 283-6969 or by email at

Download the HRSTARS Gala Sponsorship Guide


See the Award & Nominations section for available awards and more details.
$3,500 Exclusive Sponsorship for each award.

Award Sponsor Benefits

Pre-Event Benefits

Company logo and link on annual promotion of award on award nomination page

Company logo and link on annual promotion of HRSTARS web page

Company logo on print and digital promotion

Company logo on walk in slides at DallasHR Education Events

Company logo on HRSouthwest Conference General Session walk in slides

Company logo in HRSouthwest Conference Program

Onsite Benefits​

Four (4) complimentary Gala tickets

Company logo or name to be printed next to sponsored award in HRSTARS Program

Company logo or name on (printed & digital) event signage

Verbal recognition from stage

Company representative onstage during presentation of award for photo with award winner

Post-Event Benefits:​

Company name printed next to sponsored award in post-event promotional piece announcing award winners in the removable, insert of Dallas Business Journal

First right of renewal until February 1 of the following year



Reception Sponsor
Welcome our guests to the open bar cocktail reception as we kick-off the evening.
$3,500 Exclusive Sponsorship

Company logo and link on HRSTARS event web page

Two (2) complimentary Gala tickets

Company recognition in HRSTARS Program listing of "Reception Sponsor"

Company logo printed on cocktail napkins; sponsor produces and provides napkins with DallasHR approval


Table Sponsors
As the Dallas and Collin County human resource profession comes together, show your suppose by sponsoring a table in your company's name.
$2,000 (limited number available).

Ten (10) Gala tickets for reserved seating in a premier table location (see table layout)

Company recognition on table

Company recognition in HRSTARS Program listing of "Table Sponsors"


Cork Pull Sponsor - SOLD
Sponsored by Advancial Federal Credit Union

The Cork Pull is a fund raiser for the SHRM Foundation. Gala guests will have the (optional) opportunity to pay $20 for the chance to pull a wine cork from a fish bowl to win the corresponding numbers' bottle of wine (previously donated to the Gala). All proceeds will benefit the SHRM Foundation.
$2,000 Exclusive Sponsorship.

Company logo on pre-event and onsite Cork Pull promotion

Company logo and link on HRSTARS event web page

Two (2) complimentary Gala tickets

Company representative available to help present the wine throughout the evening

Company recognition in HRSTARS Program listing of "Cork Pull Sponsor"


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Meet Your Master of Ceremonies

Speaker, Author and Humorist

Ron Culberson

Preliminary Agenda
(As of June 2018. Subject to Change)

6:00 PM      Reception
7:00 PM      Welcome & Dinner
8:00 PM      Awards Presentations
9:30 PM      Entertainment
10:30 PM    Closing Remarks

Purchase Tickets

Individual & Guest
Table for 10 Guests  $1,250.00

Please Note: Sponsored Tables, including premier location and company recognition onsite must be reserved through Tim Gunn at or 469-283-6969


Consider staying overnight at The Westin Galleria.  Discounted room rates will be available for HRSTARS Gala attendees.