I’m on a mission to make organizations better by making HR better.
I’m the VP of HR for Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge and my focus is on connecting the talents and capabilities of individuals to organizational success. I know that HR delivers value when we support and enable the execution of strategy and I firmly believe we make a difference when we’re involved, proactive, and agile.
I dig HR. And I work to make it better.
I’m a member of the Volunteer Team (Content and Peer Review) for HR Open Source; a volunteer initiative designed to foster community and make it easier for practitioners to access peers, knowledge, and resources they need to succeed in today’s world of work. I’m also the current Ringmistress of the the Carnival of HR where we bring together the best posts from the HR blogging community.
I’m active with SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) on the local, state and national level, the ATD (Association for Talent Development) Baton Rouge chapter, and the Baton Rouge Social Media Association and I’ve served in numerous volunteer leader roles with multiple organizations.
Representative speaking engagements/audiences: Talent Management Alliance HRBP Conference; Human Capital Institute; HRO Today; Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance Annual Conference; SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition (Smart Stage); PMI Baton Rouge Chapter; ATD New Orleans Chapter; Illinois SHRM State Conference; #disruptHRcle; Oklahoma HR State Conference and Expo; SHRM Atlanta HR Conference; #DiceTru Atlanta; HR Florida Conference and Expo; Metro Milwaukee SHRM HR; Indiana SHRM Annual Conference; Louisiana Medical Group Management Association Annual Conference; Louisiana SHRM State Conference on Human Resources; Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Nutrition Services Conference; Strategic HR Leadership Summit (BLR/HR Hero); Baton Rouge Social Media Association; GSMI’s HR & Employer Compliance Summit; Public Relations Association of Baton Rouge; Louisiana Staffing Association; Louisiana Association of Non-Profit Organizations; LSU Department of Kinesiology; various webinars including Talent Management Alliance, LBI Software, HR.com; multiple speaking engagements at SHRM chapter meetings and ASTD chapter meetings