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Also take a minute to meet our Executive Board Members.

Membership Chair
Judy Wells
STEM Talent Solutions

Email: Judy
Click here for the Membership page

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

SHRM Foundation & Hospitality Chair
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Email: Kathy
Click here for the SHRM Foundation page

SHRM Foundation Responsibilities:
 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.

Hospitality Responsibilities:
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
Steve Marklay, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Email: Steve
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, J.D.
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
Alison Strom, SHRM-CP

Email: Alison
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, Equity and Inclusion Chair
Robin Shabazz
The Eastledge Group LLC

Email: Robin

Oversee the design and implementation of a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Plan for the Organization.
Act as a resource by communicating information to the Membership, promoting (DEI), and publicizing successful examples of DEI by member companies.

Communications Chair
Ken Adi, SHRM-CP
AAA Club Alliance

Email: Ken

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
Kevin Ryan
Challenger, Gray & Christmas

Email: Kevin
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, AIRS
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
Jennifer Payne, SHRM-CP, PHR
Links Unlimited

Email: Jennifer

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

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

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