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Membership Advisory Council (MAC)

The MAC serves as an interface between the volunteer leaders and the SHRM Board of Directors. The MAC is composed of one elected representative from each of the Regional Councils. The MAC provides input from the membership through the regional councils to the board and feedback from the board to the membership, back through the regional councils; and provides operational input to SHRM to ensure optimum service/support to and from the volunteer leadership.

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2015 MAC Representatives

NORTHEAST REGION
CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT, DE, MD, NJ, PA

        
  Susan C. Loynd, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Director of Administration and Human Resources
Washington County Mental Health Services
P.O. Box 647
Montpelier, VT    05601
Phone:  (802) 229-1399
Email:  susanl@scmhs.org 
             
  • Susan currently serves as the Director of Administration and Human Resources for Washington County Mental Health, Montpelier, VT, works with over 750 employees and chairs, and serves on various internal committees.
  • Susan has been a Human Resources professional since 1993 when she began as an office manager in a temporary placement agency in San Francisco. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont, and earned her Masters of Arts at the University of Kent in Canterbury England. Susan has worked in Human Resources in several industries in the private and non-profit sector including: Marketing, Temporary Agencies, and a renewable energy company.
  • Susan became a national member of SHRM in 2002 and was certified in 2005.
  • Susan has just finished her term as the Director for the Vermont HR State Council.
  • Susan has served as a volunteer for SHRM since 2005 in Vermont at the state council level. She was the State Director 2011-2014, Director-elect 2008-2011, Diversity Director 2008, Conference Chair, 2008-2011, and Certification Director, 2005-2008
  • Susan teaches, on the side, for Johnson State College, Vermont Technical College, Southern New Hampshire University, and Community College of Vermont and has led numerous workshops and trainings.  She has taught the SHRM Learning System since 2005.
  • Susan has just started a career acting, producing and stage managing in Community Theater, although some would say she’s been acting her whole life!

Northeast Region Alternate: Christine Walters, SHRM-SCP, JD, MAS, SPHR (MD)

SOUTHEAST REGION
AL, GA, FL, MS, BM, BS, PR, USVI, DC, KY, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV

  Susan K. Craft, MS, SHRM-SCP, HRMS, SPHR, GPHR
Principal
Consulting by Design of Princess Anne, Ltd.
797 Dwyer Road
Virginia Beach, VA    23454
Phone:  (757) 301-9460
Mobile:  (757) 288-6528
Email:  scraft@consultingbydesign.com 

     

  • Susan Craft, MS, SHRM-SCP, HRMS, SPHR, GPHR is the principal of Consulting by Design of Princess Anne, Ltd.  She consults regularly with executives from a variety of industries and provides coaching, mentoring, and training in the Human Resource field.
  • Susan is current Past President (2015-2016) of the Virginia Society for Human Resource Management State Council and has served as, President, Vice President, Treasurer, Special Projects Director, and State Conference Liaison Director, Steering Committee for State Conference 2005, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016. In addition she has served in various roles for her local chapter.
  • Susan is the current Chair for the Eggleston’s Board of Directors and Chair of their Human Resource committee.  A nonprofit  multi-faceted organization serving the needs of persons with disabilities. This includes residential services, day-support programs, seniors programs and even a children’s learning center where children 6-weeks old and up can get care. In all, 33 programs in 16 locations dedicated to the empowerment of persons with disabilities.
  • For the past eight years she has served as a judge for the Best Place to Work for in Hampton Roads.
  • She is a full time instructor of Human Resources for Saint Leo University.
  • She is an adjunct professor for Old Dominion University in their MBA and Continuing Education programs.
  • Susan is currently teaching and has taught the SHRM Learning System and SHRM Essentials of HR Management for a number of years.
  • Chair and member of various committees throughout Hampton Roads and Virginia.
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 Southeast Region Alternate: Sharon Sellers, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CPHR (SC)

SOUTHWEST CENTRAL REGION
AR, LA, MO, OK, TX, AZ, CO, KS, NM, UT

  Jeff Owens, SHRM-CP, PHR
Assistant Director of Human Resources
Tulsa Community College
6111 E Skelly Drive
Tulsa, OK    74135-6198
Mobile:  (918) 845-2306
Email:  jdo1919@gmail.com 
         
  • Jeff currently serves as the Assistant Director of Human Resources for Tulsa Community College, Tulsa Oklahoma, strategically serving over 3000 employees and Chairing, co-chairing and serving on various internal committees.
  • Jeff has been a Human Resources professional since 1988 where he began as a summer temp in Personnel and is a proud HR graduate of the University of Arkansas! Jeff has advanced Human Resources for several industries including: Health Care, Transportation, Property Management, Public Accounting, Education HR Consultant and Chapter Management Professional.
  • Jeff became a national member of SHRM in 1998 and was certified in 2002.
  • Jeff is currently serving as the Immediate Past Director for the Oklahoma HR State Council.
  • Jeff has served as a volunteer for SHRM since 2003 both in Arkansas and Oklahoma at a chapter and state council level. Jeff served as Oklahoma’s State Director in 2014/2013, Director elect 2012/2011, OKHR Foundation Director 2010/2009. Prior to state council service Jeff previously served on the Arkansas State Council as a Conference Chair and the Foundation Director and as Western Arkansas’ HR Association Chapter President, President-Elect, Program’s Chair and Foundation Chair.
  • Jeff was awarded the 2014 OKHR Excellence in Human Resources Management Award.
  • A dynamic speaker and story teller, Jeff has led numerous workshops and trainings.
  • Jeff has served as a volunteer Fire Fighter and Board member for Owens and Company Fire Service for the past 8 years.

 

Southwest Central Region Alternate: Michele Burns, SPHR (AR)

                   

NORTH CENTRAL REGION
IA, MN, WI, ND, SD, NE,IL, IN, MI, OH

  Steven J. Browne, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Executive Director of Human Resources
LaRosa's, Inc.
2334 Boudinot Avenue
Cincinnati, OH    45238
Mobile:  (513) 919-1472
Email:  sbrowne@larosas.com
           
  • Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP, SPHR is currently the Executive Director of Human Resources for LaRosa's, Inc. - a regional Pizzeria restaurant chain in Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southwest Indiana with 15 locations and over 1,200 Team Members.
  • He has been an HR professional for 25+ years and has worked in the Manufacturing, Consumer Products, and Professional Services industries in various Human Resources roles.
  • Steve is the Past-State Director of the Ohio SHRM State Council.
  • He facilitates a monthly HR Roundtable as well as an HR internet forum called the HR Net which reaches over 6,200 people globally each week.
  • Steve is an accomplished speaker at the local, regional and state levels.
  • He is very active in Social Media. Steve has authored several guest posts for HR/Business blogs and runs his own HR related blog ‘Everyday People.’

North Central Region Alternate: Margie Harvey, SHRM-SCP, MBA, SPHR (WI)

PACIFIC WEST REGION
AK, CA, HI, NV, GU, CNMI, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY

  Michael Letizia, SHRM-CP, PHR-CA
President
Letizia HR Solutions, Inc.
2972 W Swain Rd., Pmb 115
Stockton, CA    95219
Phone:  (866) 631-4711
Mobile:  (209) 608-6712
Email:  mikenstockton@gmail.com 
           
  • Mike Letizia is a founder and President of Letizia HR Solutions, Inc.. As a senior human resource professional consultant with over 30 years of experience in the full scope of HR functional areas, his background includes over 20 years at a director, vice president, and president management level.
  • Mike is an accomplished generalist in human resources. His expertise covers strategic planning, workforce analysis, compensation & benefits administration, employee relations, recruiting and selection, payroll and salary administration, human resource development, and occupational safe-ty, and security. Mike is a subject matter expert in California employment law and is a certified trainer in mandated FEHA harassment prevention training under California AB 1825. He is the author and developer of, “California Employment Law Essentials for Business”. A 6-hour workshop, and has facilitated the workshop for CalSHRM and other businesses throughout the state.
  • He is a credentialed member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) since 2002 and gained his PHR-CA, California Certified Professional in Human Resources credential in December 2007.
  • He serves as State Director for CalSHRM and also serves on the San Joaquin HR Association Board of Directors (2001-present) as President Emeritus. A strong believer in stewardship and community involvement, Mike has served as Chair of the Career Services Advisory Board for University of the Pacific in Stockton since 2009. He is a frequent speaker at the University of the Pacific and works with the University’s Career Resource Center and Eberhart Business School assisting students with career preparation.
  • He is a frequent instructor for SHRM delivering both virtual and face-to-face education courses throughout the USA and California. Mike also is a frequent speaker at SHRM affiliate chapters and business associations throughout the state, delivering presentations on a variety of human re-source topics.

Pacific West Region Alternate: Deborah Jeffries, PHR, CPC (OR)


SHRM Staff

Elissa C. O’Brien, MS, SHRM-SCP
Vice President, Membership
Phone: 1-.800.283.7476, enter "1", ext. 6269
E-mail: elissa.obrien@shrm.org

Laurie McIntosh, SHRM-SCP, CAE
Director, Memberahip
Phone: 1.800.283.7476, enter ”1”, ext. 6408
E-mail: laurie.mcintosh@shrm.org

Susan B. Post, SHRM-SCP, CAE
Divisional Director, East
Phone: 1.800.283.7476, enter "1", ext. 6201 
E-mail: susan.post@shrm.org

Martha T. Ramirez, SHRM-SCP, CAE
Divisional Director, Central 
Phone: 1.800.283.7476, enter "1", ext. 6290 
Email: martha.ramirez@shrm.org

Jon Decoteau, SHRM-SCP
Divisional Director, West
Phone:  1.800.283.7476, enter "1", ext. 6298
Email:  jon.decoteau@shrm.org


Want to learn more about the MAC?
2015 Membership Advisory Council Operating Guidelines
2015 Membership Advisory Council Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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