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Also take a minute to meet our Executive Board Members.

Membership Chair
Clark Jenkins
Email: Clark
Click here for the Membership page

Recruit new members.
Integrate, engage and retain members.
Elevate awareness of GCHRA and SHRM membership.

Hospitality Chair
Kathy Cox
Email: Kathy

Assist in coordination of monthly membership meetings.
Recruit sponsors to help defray speaker and meeting costs.
Assist new members and provide networking opportunities.
Work closely with the Vice President on programming needs.

Professional Development Chair
Jennifer Payne, SHRM-CP, PHR
Fameccanica North America

Email: Jennifer
Click here for the PDC page

Assist with planning and execution of GCHRA's How To programs and various other seminars, workshops, and publication of academic programs.
Join the HRNet and ask and answer questions about hot HR topics!
Participate as a coordinator and/or facilitator in the PHR/SPHR (HRCI) and SHRM certification study groups.

Governmental Affairs Chair
Chad Willits
Reminger Co., LPA

Email: Chad

Communicate information of interest to the organization regarding government action or legal topics.
Generate newsletter articles and work closely with National SHRM Advocacy members.
Increase the Chapter profile with local, state, and federal government officials in order to communicate the GCHRA professional organization’s viewpoints on matters of significance.

College Relations Chair
Greg Hunt, SHRM-SCP
Prestige Technical

Email: Greg
Click here for the College Relations page

Act as a liaison between the Schools and GCHRA's Board, reporting issues of importance to the Board.
Identify and communicate projects and guidelines to student chapters and their faculty advisors.
Expand our active student chapter base and cultivate groups at other area universities.

Diversity & Inclusion Chair
Karen Pawsat, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Email: Karen

Oversee the design and implementation of a Diversity Plan for the Organization.
Act as a resource by communicating information to the Membership, promoting diversity, and publicizing successful examples of diversity by member companies.

Communications Chair
Sara Jackson

Email: Sara

Assist in the publication of our monthly digital newsletter.
Manage and contribute to our social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn).
Develop messaging as needed, consistent with the GCHRA brand.
Contribute articles/blogs of topical interest to fellow HR practitioners!
Prepare the slide deck for Connect & Learn's.
Assist in keeping website up to date.
Post program announcements to various channels.

Programming Chair
Ed Volk, MBA-HR
Email: Ed
Click here for our upcoming Programs

Research and book programming for the GCHRA Connect & Learn meetings on a variety of HR topics and issues as determined by the needs of the membership.
Schedule speakers that are inclusive of the needs of other GCHRA committees and GCHRA's strategic initiatives.

Talent Acquisition Trends Chair
Matt Baker
KNK Recruiting
Email: Matt

Provides education and training to GCHRA members on talent acquisition topics. 

Business Partners Chair
Tom Johnson, SPHR
A.O. Consultants

Email: Tom
Click here for information on Partners and Sponsors
This committee partners with other GCHRA committees and members as well as the Greater Cincinnati community to sell business partner sponsorship opportunities. 

Workforce Readiness Chair
Julia Sweet, SHRM-CP, PHR
The Kroger Co.

Email: Julia

To oversee programs designed to prepare students (K-12) to enter the workforce. Initiatives include the GCHRA Speakers Bureau and

SHRM Foundation Chair
Nicole Roberts, 
Compassion-First Pet Hospitals

Email: Nicole
Click here for the SHRM Foundation page

Educate GCHRA members on the SHRM Foundation.
Coordinate fundraising efforts for the SHRM Foundation throughout the year, including a member event as well as the Leadership campaign.
Ensure GCHRA meets its SHRM Foundation contribution goal each calendar year.

Get Involved!
We have opportunities available on all of our committees. You are welcome to contact any of our board members above.

Thank you to our valued sponsors!

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