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Adam McCoy

President

Director of Human Resources

Arrow Electronics

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Rachel Lucas

President-Elect

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Bonita Sonderby

Immediate Past-President

Senior Director, Human Resources

Concentric Ag

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Pam Krider

Treasurer

President

Krider Consulting Group, Inc.

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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 certifications.

admccoy@arrow.com

P: 303-503-5134

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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 success.

rachel.lucas@ignitepeo.com
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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 2012.

sonderby.b@comcast.net

P: 720-539-0598

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Pam Krider

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.

pamela@kriderconsultinggroup.com

P: 303-241-5715

Colin A. Walker

Director of Public Policy & Advocacy

Director

Fairfield and Woods, P.C.

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Jim Molloy

Director At-Large

Financial Advisor

Waddell & Reed

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Myranda Whitesides

Education Co-Director

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Alison Jeske

Education Co-Director

Human Resources Manager

BSI, LLC

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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 2012.

cwalker@fwlaw.com

P: 303-894-4450

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Jim Molloy

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.

jmolloy@wradvisors.com

P: 303-626-2443

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Myranda Whitesides

Myranda Whitesides is a Performance Support Specialist for the Interior Business Center, the Department of Interior's Shared Services Center. She conducts personnel and payroll systems training for over 50 federal agencies, as well as providing training in Diversity and Inclusion for her peers. Myranda graduated with her MBA, HR Emphasis, from the University of Colorado Denver in 2016, and served as the SHRM Student Chapter President. She has been a member of Mile High SHRM since 2015 and has volunteered since December 2018, starting as the Education Manager. She is honored to be serving on the Board of Directors as the Education Co-Director. When she's not busy with Human Resources, Myranda enjoys singing, traveling, and exploring breweries with her husband, Daniel. 

myrandawhitesides@gmail.com 
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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

P: 720-990-6809

 

 

 

 

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Carol Dodd

Membership Co-Director

Vice President, Employee Benefits Consultant

Hub International Insurance Services, Inc.

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Nicole Hamm

Conference Co-Director

Director of Search

CB Partners, LLC

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Kelly Hawker

Sponsorship & Partnership Director

Managing Consultant, Health and Benefits

Willis Towers Watson

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mcarrica@a-1careers.com

P: 303-998-0000

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Carol Dodd

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

P: 720-207-2336

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Kelly Hawker

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

P: 303-301-4872

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Nicole Hamm

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 years.

nicole.hamm@cbpsearch.com

P: 303-747-6388

 

 

 

 

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Sara Howard

Interim Emerging Leaders Director

Founder/HR Consultant

Blue Raven Training

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Karin Harrington

Community Engagement Director

 

 

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Heather Younger

Marketing & Technology Director

 

 

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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.

sara.howard@blueraventraining.com

P: 720-880-8971

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Karin Harrington

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

P:303-948-4241

Heather Younger

Heather Younger is the best-selling author, international TEDx speaker on adversity, podcast host on leadership, facilitator and coach, she has earned her reputation as “The Employee Whisperer”. Her experiences as a CEO, entrepreneur, manager, attorney, writer, coach, listener, speaker, collaborator and mother all lend themselves to a laser-focused clarity into what makes employees of organizations and companies – large and small - tick. Heather has facilitated more than 150 communication style and leadership workshops, reaching +100 employers and their employees. Her motivation and philosophy have reached more than 20,000 attendees at her speaking engagements on large and small stages. Companies have charted their future course based on her leading more than 100 focus groups. In addition, she has helped companies see double-digit employee engagement score increases through implementation of her laws and philosophies. She has driven results in a multitude of industries, including banking, oil & gas, construction, energy, and federal and local government. Her book “The 7 Intuitive Laws of Employee Loyalty” hit Forbes Must-Read list and is a go-to source for HR professionals seeking insight into their organization’s’ dynamics. Heather serves on the Board of Directors for Mile High SHRM in Denver, Colorado. Coupled with her Leadership with Heart podcast, weekly videos and employer newsletters, Heather stays connected to organizations long after she leaves the stage or conference room. Today, Heather hopes to empower and inspire you to change the experiences for your employees, your customers, and your community.

heather@customerfanatix.com

P:303-948-4241

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