Bernstein Shur Director of Human Resources Named ME HR Leader of the Year


Bernstein Shur Director of Human Resources Named ME HR Leader of the Year

Mary Beth S. Turcotte Honored for Work on Diversity Hiring Coalition

Portland and Augusta, ME and Manchester, NH (June 6, 2013) –  Mary Beth S. Turcotte, Bernstein Shur’s director of human resources, was honored with the 2013 ME HR Leader of the Year award by SHRM ME State Council at the annual ME HR Convention in Rockland, ME.

L to R: Ed McKersie (Owner, Pro Search), Mary Beth Turcotte and Deb Whitworth (State Director, SHRM ME)

SHRM ME State Council supports human resources professionals throughout the state and provides resources to advance the profession. Each year the ME chapter honors a member who exemplifies excellence in the field and has a proven record of providing service to the ME HR community. Turcotte was chosen for her dedication to the field of human resources and her work as co-chair of the Diversity Hiring Coalition.

“Mary Beth is a valued member of the SHRM ME State Council and strives to provide resources, through the Diversity Hiring Coalition, to employers so they may employ increasingly diverse workforces,” said Deborah L. Whitworth, president of SHRM ME State Council.

Turcotte has been with Bernstein Shur for 11 years, earning her Professional in Human Resources certification in 2008. Under her direction, the firm has built a high-quality staff and has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in ME for the past three years. She is chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee and has successfully launched multiple employee satisfaction and wellness programs.

“Mary Beth is the embodiment of what it means to live our firm’s core values,” said Charles E. Miller, Bernstein Shur CEO. “She is a consummate HR professional and is devoted to civic involvement.”

In addition to her role in the firm, Turcotte is an active volunteer in the community, helping Windham Correctional Facility inmates develop interview skills, providing ski lessons for the ME Adaptive Sports Skiing Program and serving as co-chair of ME’s Diversity Hiring Coalition.

About Bernstein Shur                                                                      

Widely regarded as one of New England’s most entrepreneurial law firms, Bernstein Shur is a multi-service firm with more than 100 attorneys in offices in ME and New Hampshire. Founded in 1915, the firm provides practical and innovative counsel in the areas of business law, litigation, and municipal law to clients throughout the region and around the world. Bernstein Shur is ME’s exclusive member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. More information is available at