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Adam McCoy, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHR
Adam has been with Mile High SHRM since spring of 2015, and has been heavily involved in the Emerging Leader program, and has a deep passion for advancing the HR profession in Denver, particularly sharing his Global HR experience. Adam also has great enthusiasm for educational programming, including assisting in the facilitation of our SHRM certification prep classes, Monthly Member Programs and PDGs, all of which drive value for members of Mile High SHRM and help members maintain their valuable HR firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Lucas, PHR
Rachel Lucas, PHR has volunteered with Mile High SHRM since 2016 and enjoys being part of the conversation in the HR community in Denver, Colorado. Currently Rachel leads the Emerging Leaders, College Relations, and Education Committee directors and serves on the Mile High SHRM Executive Committee and Colorado SHRM Board of Directors. Rachel does Business Development for Ignite PEO, a local Colorado Professional Employer Organization. Ignite PEO helps small businesses save money, add valuable resources, and create competitive advantages critical for their business and employee email@example.com
Bonita Sonderby, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, SPHRca
Bonita’s human resource experience has included organizations from quasi-governmental non-profit to international telecommunications with a multi-state/multi-site focus. She has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and an MBA. Bonita aligns human resource practices with a business-minded operational approach that has allowed her to provide assistance in communicating and supporting initiatives while helping to drive sound fiscal decisions to achieve organizational success. This approach has been successful to attract, retain and engage a talented and committed workforce while creating recognition for the many aspects of human resources in an organization. Bonita has been on the Mile High SHRM Board since firstname.lastname@example.org
Pamela Krider is an experienced leader, business partner and communications strategist with a 25-year track record in helping companies address the complex challenges of business growth, organizational change and leadership development. She is owner of Krider Consulting Group specializing in change management, organization effectiveness and professional coaching.
Before moving from corporate to consulting in 2006, Pamela was Vice President of Corporate Communications at Honeywell Aerospace. She previously served in executive positions at Qwest, Limited Brands, Motorola and Coors Brewing Company. She began her communications career in television production and radio promotions, preceded by entry-level positions in the non-profit sector.
She has extensive experience in designing, leading and managing large communication organizations with national and international responsibilities. She has directly supported senior management teams in creating the necessary alignment needed to realize their business goals. And she manages executives and young professionals in career development and achieving personal excellence.
Pamela studied journalism at the University of Colorado. She is active in business and civic communities, including serving as Treasurer for Mile High SHRM.email@example.com
Colin A. Walker
Colin A. Walker focuses on trials and litigation, particularly in the areas of employment law, trade secrets, and non-compete agreements. He also counsels clients on employment policies and practices. From 1995 to 1999, Colin was a criminal prosecutor with the State's Attorney Office for Baltimore County, Maryland. In that capacity, he tried hundreds of bench trials and numerous jury trials at both the misdemeanor and felony level, including prosecuting two murder cases. Colin has traveled extensively, including a semester of study at the Miami University European Studies Center in Luxembourg. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Colin has served on the Mile High SHRM Board since firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim assists individuals, families and businesses with a broad array of financial needs. With the support of a full-service brokerage platform, he is able to research and recommend long-term investment strategies and develop customized financial plans. He has a passion for building long-lasting, personalized client relationships and takes a holistic view of each client's financial situation. Jim has served on the Mile High SHRM board since 2015 as a Director At-Large.email@example.com
Kaye Lynne Martin
Kaye Lynne Martin, SPHR is an energetic Human Resources Leader with a passion for Training and Development, Employee Engagement, Organizational Development and Change Management. Prior to moving to Denver in May, she was very active in the HR Houston chapter of SHRM and served on multiple committees. She is a proud Aggie and has a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management from Texas A&M. Kaye Lynne has held the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation since 2010 and serves as Education Co-Director for the Mile High Society for Human Resource Management.KLMartin196@gmail.com
Alison Jeske, SHRM-CP, SPHR
Alison is the Human Resources Manager for BSI, LLC, a food service equipment manufacturer. She specializes in implementing effective human resources programs and processes. Alison moved to Denver in 2015 and joined Mile High SHRM to network with local HR professionals. Her involvement led to volunteering on the Emerging Leaders Committee, becoming the Sponsored Webinar Manager, and now stepping into the role of Education Co-Director. She believes in the benefits of the association and is honored to serve on the Board of Directors. Alison enjoys escaping to the mountains to camp, fish, hike or ATV with her husband and two yellow labs, Kane and Knox.AJeske@BSIDesigns.com
A-1 CAREERSRead Bio
Vice President, Employee Benefits Consultant
Hub International Insurance Services, Inc.Read Bio
Sponsorship & Partnership Director
Managing Consultant, Health and Benefits
Willis Towers WatsonRead Bio
Director of Search
CB Partners, LLCRead Bio
Megan is a leader in the employment industry and passionate about process improvement. She has a Bachelors in Finance from Washburn University and currently earning an MBA from Metro State University. Megan began volunteering with Mile High SHRM in 2013 and lead the new member committee for multiple years. In her current role, she works in partnership to lead the entire membership committee to strengthen the health of the organization. Before relocating to Colorado, Megan played Division I soccer at North Dakota State University.firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol is a Vice President, Employee Benefits Consultant for HUB International Insurance Services. Carol has 25+ years experience in the insurance industry working for consultant firms, two major insurance companies, hospital providers and a large fortune 100 employer in the human resource benefits division. Carol’s area of expertise includes both self-funded and fully funded insurance plans. She is well versed in strategic planning, cost containment, account management, underwriting and renewal negotiations, carrier relationship management, benefit design development, medical plan auditing, financial reporting and HR system implementations.Carol.Dodd@hubinternational.com
Kelly serves as a Managing Consultant with Willis Towers Watson’s Health and Benefits practice. She specializes in the leadership and delivery of strategic client engagements focused on healthcare cost control, increased employee satisfaction and efficient human resource administration. Kelly works closely with client service team members and national practice subject matter experts to align the firm's resources and expertise with individual client strategies while ensuring consistent delivery of the highest quality consulting services and professional partnerships. Kelly received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance from University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business.Kelly.Hawker@willistowerswatson.com
Nicole has been a Mile High SHRM member since 2012. She currently serves as the Co-Conference Director and has served as the Community Engagement Director in the past. She studied at the University of Northern Colorado, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing. Nicole is a skilled Executive Recruiter with CB Partners. She enjoys recruiting for top talent in human resources, operational support and high-level client relations. She partners with companies nationally to consult on their human capital needs. She has been recognized for her consistent ability to place top talent and has been awarded the AllStar status multiple email@example.com
Patrick Gallagher, SHRM-SCP
Patrick Gallagher has 20 years of experience in the human resources industry with much of his career focused on building people as an organization’s competitive advantage. Patrick was CEO of an Organizational Development firm between 2002-2010, and his firm had 400 clients in 15 states, where Patrick consulted on a multitude of practice areas including executive team development, management and leadership strategies, team development, individual coaching, and board retreats. Between 2010-2017 Patrick was an HR executive at 3 different companies where he specialized in building multi-state / multi-location HR departments.
Patrick has been developing People as a Competitive Advantage since 1999. Patrick holds a Master’s in Management, Bachelor’s in Education and is SHRM-SCP certified. Patrick co-authored a book in 2006 and has spoken at over 25 international, national, and regional HR conferences and associations on many HR related topics including DiSC®, management, and leadership.
Originally from Massachusetts, schooled in Arizona, a mid-west entrepreneur, Patrick is now a People Culture Strategist at Arthur J. Gallagher.firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara Howard, SPHR
Sara Howard, SPHR is a certified senior HR professional with more than a decade of experience in the Energy, Media, Hospitality, and emerging Cannabis industries. Realizing that many HR headaches are originate from inexperienced managers, Sara founded Blue Raven Training, LLC to offer HR and Leadership Management consulting services tailored to First Time Managers.email@example.com
Karin Harrington is a Human Resources leader with more than 18 years of progressive experience managing the many facets of HR. She is the Director of Human Resources at the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, partnering with senior leaders to craft creative people solutions that drive business results. Karin received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Gonzaga University (Go Zags!) and holds both the SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications. Passionate about giving back to the community, Karin began volunteering with the Mile High SHRM Workforce Readiness Committee in July 2014 where she could share her HR knowledge to help instill confidence and empower individuals to retain employment. In April 2019, Karin was appointed to the Board as the Director of Community Engagement.Harrington@smenet.org