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State Leadership Council

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    EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE  

    Director

    State Director 

    Paula Powell-Kitchens, SHRM-CP PHR

    Paula.Kitchens@yahoo.com

     

    Director Elect

    Curtis Woody

     

    curtis.woody@conceptsunl.com

    SHRM Certification Chair

    Judy Spencer, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

    jspencsrashrm@gmail.com 

    Membership Director

    Julia Shadwick

    julia.shadwick@colonybank.com 

    Industry Certification Director            

    Craig Southern 

    craigsouthern@hotmail.com

     

    Secretary    Vacant       

     

    Treasurer

    Kenya Jones

    kjones@uwcsra.org

    College Relations

    Stephanie Thompson

    stephaniel.thompson@cemex.com

    Government Affairs 

    Ed Enoch

    jenoch@enochtarver.com

     

    Diversity Director

    Vacant

    Conference Chair

    Brad Patterson,MPA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

    brad_patterson@cable.comcast.com

    Workforce Readiness Director

    Monique Jenkins

    dawn_m_jenkins@hotmail.com

    SHRM Foundation Director

    Charles Little

    Clittle@strategichrpartners.com

    District Directors

     

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

    Sherry Lowe-Cooke

    scoachnworks@aol.com 

    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

    teelajackson@talentconnections.net

    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

    Casey Chesser

    JGiddings@strategichrpartners.com 

    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!    

    District IVMiddle Georgia, Laurens HR Assn, CSRA (Augusta) and State Conference Chair

    Brad Patterson,MPA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

    brad_patterson@cable.comcast.com

    District V: Golden Isles, Savannah, Statesboro

    Cheri Sale, SHRM-SCP

    cheri.sale@gmail.com 

    Cheri is a member of SHRM Savannah and has been in SHRM Chapter and State Councils leadership roles in various capacities through the years.  Cheri loves the work and being part of the SHRM Advocacy Team and will be one the SHRM Certification instructors going forward.

    Director At Large

    Michelle Wilds 

    mcwilds@gmail.com

    CHAPTER PRESIDENTS

     
    # on Map: 1 
    Chapter Number: 0157 
    Location: Dalton 
    Chapter Name: Northwest Georgia SHRM 
    Web-site: http://nwgashrm.shrm.org
    President: Benjamin Moody
    Email: benmoody14@ymail.com
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    Chapter Number:  624
    Chapter Name: Foothills of Georgia
    Location: Gainesville
    Web-site: foothillsofgeorgiashrm.wildapricot.org
    President:Vince Botta
    Email: president@foothillsgashrm.org
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    Chapter Number:  520
    Chapter Name: Greater Rome Chapter
    Location: Rome
    Web-site: https://shrmrome.shrm.org/
    President: Carolyn McFry
    Email: CMcFry@heritagefirstbank.com
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    Chapter Number:  739
    Chapter Name: Allatoona SHRM,
    Location: Acworth
    Web-site: http://allatoona.shrm.org
    President: Kimberly Maxwell
    Email: 
    # on Map: 5
    Chapter Number:  70
    Chapter Name: SHRM-Atlanta
    Location: Atlanta
    Web-site: www.shrmatlanta.org
    CEO:  Bob Collins
    President: Tywana Minor
    Email:   
    # on Map: 6
    Chapter Number:  622
    Chapter Name: Greater Henry Cty Chap.of SHRM
    Location: McDonough
    Web-site: http://ghcc.shrm.org
    President: Sharon Carter
    Email: 
    # on Map: 7
    Chapter Number:  37
    Chapter Name: Athens Area SHRM
    Location: Athens
    Web-site: www.aashrm.org
    President: Elena Roman, SHRM-SCP
    Email: 

    ezayasr13@gmail.com

     
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    Chapter Number:  239
    Chapter Name: West Georgia SHRM
    Location: LaGrange
    Web-site: www.westgashrm.org
    President: Gerald Wyatt
    Email: 

     

    # on Map: 9
    Chapter Number:  043
    Chapter Name: CSRA SHRM 
    Location: Augusta
    Web-site: https://csrashrm.org/
    President: Brad Patterson
    Email:  brad_patterson@cable.comcast.com
     
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    Chapter Number:  154
    Chapter Name: Middle Georgia SHRM
    Location: Macon
    Web-site: http://shrmmiddlegeorgia.shrm.org/
    President: Christopher Lowery
    Email: chris.lowery@gcsu.edu
    # on Map: 11
    Chapter Number:  128
    Chapter Name: SHRM-Columbus Area
    Location: Columbus
    Web-site: http://columbusga.shrm.org/
    President: Ron Cooper
    Email:  rcooper@burgerk.com
     
    # on Map: 12
    Chapter Number:  335
    Chapter Name: Laurens HR Assn.
    Location: Dublin
    Web-site: none
    President: Nikki Shuler
    Email: 
    # on Map: 13
    Chapter Number:  112
    Chapter Name: Savannah Area SHRM
    Location: Savannah
    Web-site: http://savannah.shrm.org
    President: Wendy Forgacs
    Email: wmforgacs@bradleydixie.com
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    Chapter Number:  588
    Chapter Name: Statesboro Area SHRM
    Location: Statesboro
    Web-site: http://statesboroarea.shrm.org
    President: Tammie Y. Bishop
    Email: Tammie.Bishop@gdol.ga.gov 

    President

    Johnnie Johnson
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    Chapter Number:  623
    Chapter Name: Southwest GA SHRM/Albany
    Location: Albany
    Web-site: http://albanyga.shrm.org
    President: Johnnie Johnson
    Email: johnniepjohnson@gmail.com 
    President


       

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      Chapter Number:  474
      Chapter Name: Golden Isles SHRM
      Location: Brunswick
      Web-site: www.gishrm.org
      President: Jessica Ellis, HR Director, Marshland Credit Union
      Email: jellis@marshlandfcu.coop