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    Manage the membership function to successfully achieve an increase in chapter membership. Guide the activities of the following committees: volunteers, membership, membership directory, awards, and hospitality.


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    Manage the membership function to successfully achieve an increase in chapter membership. Guide the activities of the following committees: volunteers, membership, membership directory, awards, and hospitality.

    Loren Sanders

    Past President

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    Take minutes of chapter meetings, provide notice of meetings and general correspondence.  Maintain chapter records and history.

    Provide leadership to the local chapter consistent with state, regional, and SHRM policy, strategies and objectives.  Effectively operate the chapter so that the needs of the members are met.  Perform other duties as required by the local chapter’s bylaws.  Serve as a voting member of the state council.

    Lorraine Harris

    College Relations Director

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    Manage the scholarship program, internship program, and college outreach efforts.

     

                                                                                                              Beth Hurley MS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
    Treasurer

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    Act as financial officer and advisor to chapter board of directors.  Maintains the chapter mailbox and distributes mail to the appropriate officer, director, or chair. Send dues notices and other invoices to members.  File appropriate forms and information with IRS.

    Karen Plendl

    PHR, SHRM-CP
    Communications Director

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    Provide timely and comprehensive information to chapter members about programs, workshops, and other matters of interest via chapter publications.  Provide timely and comprehensive information and other matters of interest about the chapter to external resources.  Create and maintain a favorable image of the chapter working for the professional development of its members by:  (a) keeping membership informed of chapter projects, activities and upcoming meetings, and (b) disseminating relevant professional information viewed as beneficial to the members.  Lead the newsletter, Web site, and membership roster committees.

    Jodi Coplan

    MSIR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
    President

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    Assist the president in overseeing all the activities of the chapter.  In the absence of the president, perform all the presidential responsibilities.

    Kathryn Hartrick

    Program Chair
    Legislative Director / Government Affairs

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    Manage the activities of the program committee to provide monthly and satellite programs for the chapter membership.

    Serve as an appointed/elected member of the chapter leadership. Monitor and evaluate on a continuing basis pending legislative, regulatory and legal action at the federal, state, and local level that may have an impact on the management of human resources. Present a legislative report or update to the chapter president and fellow chapter members. Inform elected officials of SHRM’s position on legislation affecting the human resources profession. Work in close cooperation with the State Public Affairs Director and the Senior Associate, State Affairs at SHRM headquarters in carrying out these responsibilities. It is advisable that the chapter legislative representative serve a multiple-year term.


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    Manage the chapter’s SHRM certification program.  Increase the number of chapter members who are certified as SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP by the SHRM Certification Commission. Encourage members to become certified and re-certified.

    Lyssa Bernstein

    VP of Recruitment

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    Lyssa applies her 12 yrs of HR knowledge, a practical approach, and excellent communication skills to help advance the “people strategies” of the organizations she assists. Regardless of whether she works with companies for brief or for extended periods of time, they consistently comment that Lyssa exceeds expectations and creates a collaborative, highly efficient work environment. Lyssa has partnered with organizations to advance recruitment, develop the workforce, transition downsized workers, create training programs, and identify opportunities for better best practice HR knowledge implementation. She has worked in a variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution, nonprofit, healthcare, retail, e-commerce, and service.

    Vicki Burger

    Program Chair

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    Manage the activities of the program committee to provide monthly and satellite programs for the chapter membership.