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2018 State Leadership Council

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    State Director and Membership Director

    Sally Roberts, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR


    Director Elect

    Paula Powell-Kitchens, SHRM-CP PHR


    SHRM Certification Chair

    Judy Spencer, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR 

    Membership Director

    Sally Roberts MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

    Industry Certification Director            

    Craig Southern


    Susan Courtland, PHR, SHRM-CP


    Kenya Jones

    College Relations

    Eunice Glover


    Government Affairs 

    Sara Lamar

    Diversity Director

    Brad Patterson,MPA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR


    Workforce Readiness Director

    Ron Williams


    SHRM Foundation Director

    Charles Little

    Awards and Recognition Director

    Cheri Sale

    District Directors


    District I: Allatoona, Greater Rome, Northwest Georgia, Foothills

    Sherry Lowe-Cooke 

    Sherry’s home chapter is Allatoona SHRM were she is a founding member.  She has served as President-Elect, President, Industry Certification Coordinator, and Legislative Affairs CLA Director.  She is the founder and CEO of COACHNWORKS, LLC, a Human Resource Coaching, and Consulting firm.  Sherry looks forward to mentoring new leaders who are interested in seeing their chapters grow, ensuring their members have the opportunity to learn from some of the best speakers in the area about the HR profession, as well as becoming more engaged with their State Council and our National organization.

    District IIAtlanta, Athens, Greater Henry County      

    Teela Jackson

    Teela’s home chapter is SHRM Atlanta.  She has been a volunteer leader with SHRM Atlanta for over thirteen years including serving as President.  She was recognized as the 2010 SHRM GA Volunteer of the Year (Georgia Peach Award) as well as Atlanta’s 40 Under 40.  She is the Vice President of Talent Delivery at Talent Connections.   Teela desires to continue to help shape the future of HR in Georgia as a way to “pay it forward” in response to those who have helped shape her career.  She looks forward to working with SHRM chapters to help ensure HR remains a profession of choice.

    District IIIColumbus Area, West Georgia, Southwest Georgia, Thomasville

    Judy Giddings PHR 

    Judy is a member of three SHRM chapters in Georgia, Columbus SHRM Area West GA SHRM (LaGrange) and SW Georgia (Albany).  She has served as  SHRM Columbus Past President, Treasurer and currently serve as Vice Chair of the Membership Committee.  Judy is the VP of HR Business Development for  Strategic HR Partners.  She is also an instructor for the SHRM/HRCI certification prep course semi-annually which ultimately steers course attendees into membership of our local chapter – growing the chapter and advancing the profession – a win,win!    

    Julia Shadwick, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP

    District IVMiddle Georgia, Laurens HR Assn, CSRA (Augusta)

    Julia Shadwick SHRM-CP, PHR

    Julia’s home chapter is Middle Georgia SHRM where she has served on the board for six years as Membership Chair, President Elect and President.  She is the VP of Human Resources for Colony Bank in Fitzgerald, GA.

    Over the past three years she has become more involved with the State Council and has attended two DC Fly Ins.   Julia has reaped rewards of being a SHRM member on all levels and looks forward to helping others reap their rewards as well.

    District V: Golden Isles, Savannah, Statesboro

    Curtis Woody

    Director At Large

    Michelle Wilds


    # on Map: 1 
    Chapter Number: 0157 
    Location: Dalton 
    Chapter Name: Northwest Georgia SHRM 
    President: Kathy Coker
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    Chapter Number:  624
    Chapter Name: Foothills of Georgia
    Location: Gainesville
    President: Erica Radu
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    Chapter Number:  520
    Chapter Name: Greater Rome Chapter
    Location: Rome
    President: Carolyn McFry
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    Chapter Number:  739
    Chapter Name: Allatoona SHRM,
    Location: Acworth
    President: Sandy Milton
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    Chapter Number:  70
    Chapter Name: SHRM-Atlanta
    Location: Atlanta
    CEO:  Jeanne Artime -
    President: Christine Browning
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    Chapter Number:  622
    Chapter Name: Greater Henry Cty Chap.of SHRM
    Location: McDonough
    President: Claudia Cooper
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    Chapter Number:  37
    Chapter Name: Athens Area SHRM
    Location: Athens
    President: Lisa Ward
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    Chapter Number:  239
    Chapter Name: West Georgia SHRM
    Location: LaGrange
    President: Tami Poe


    # on Map: 9
    Chapter Number:  043
    Chapter Name: CSRA SHRM 
    Location: Augusta
    President: Alyson Getchell
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    Chapter Number:  154
    Chapter Name: Middle Georgia SHRM
    Location: Macon
    President: Geneen Ransaw, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
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    Chapter Number:  128
    Chapter Name: SHRM-Columbus Area
    Location: Columbus
    President: Casey Chesser
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    Chapter Number:  335
    Chapter Name: Laurens HR Assn.
    Location: Dublin
    Web-site: none
    President: Jennifer Cooler, PHR
    # on Map: 13
    Chapter Number:  112
    Chapter Name: Savannah Area SHRM
    Location: Savannah
    President: Cheri Sale, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
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    Chapter Number:  588
    Chapter Name: Statesboro Area SHRM
    Location: Statesboro
    President: Robin Thomspon


    Johnnie Johnson
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    Chapter Number:  623
    Chapter Name: Southwest GA SHRM/Albany
    Location: Albany
    President: Johnnie Johnson
    Marybeth Bonner, SHRM-SCP
    Sr. HR Business Partner, Logistec
    # on Map: 16
    Chapter Number:  474
    Chapter Name: Golden Isles SHRM
    Location: Brunswick
    President: Marybeth Bonner, SHRM-SCP