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    Meet Our Committee Chairs 

    Also take a minute to meet our Executive Board Members.

    Membership Chair
    Clark Jenkins
    Phone: 513-382-4251
    Email: Clark

    *Click here for the Membership page*


    • Recruit new members.
    • Engage and integrate new members.
    • Elevate awareness of GCHRA and SHRM membership.

    Hospitality Chair
    Kelley Bell
    Saxon Financial Services
    Phone: 513-774-5493
    Email: Kelley


    • Assist in coordination of monthly membership meetings.
    • Recruit sponsors to help defray speaker and meeting costs.
    • Assist new members and provide networking opportunities.
    • Work closely with the Vice President on programming needs.

    Professional Development Chair
    Jennifer Payne
    Loveland Excavating & Paving
    Phone: 513-265-4448
    Email: Jennifer

    *Click here for the PDC page*


    • Assist with planning and execution of GCHRA's professional conference and various other seminars, workshops, and publication of academic programs.
    • Join the HR Roundtable (monthly morning meetings).
    • Join the HRNet and ask and answer questions about hot HR topics!
    • Participate as a coordinator and/or facilitator in the PHR/SPHR (HRCI) and SHRM certification study groups.

    Governmental Affairs Chair
    Robert D. Shank, Esq.
    Denlinger, Rosenthal and Greenberg
    Phone: 513-621-3440
    Email: Rob


    • Communicate information of interest to the organization regarding government action or legal topics.
    • Generate newsletter articles and work closely with National SHRM Committee members.
    • Increase the Chapter profile with local, state, and federal government officials in order to communicate the GCHRA professional organization’s viewpoints on matters of significance.
    College Relations Chair
    Tom Mobley
    Mobley HR & University of Cincinnati
    Phone: 513-703-9699
    Email: Tom

    *Click here for the College Relations page*


    • Act as a liaison between the Schools and GCHRA's Board, reporting issues of importance to the Board.
    • Identify and communicate projects and guidelines to student chapters and their faculty advisors.
    • Expand our active student chapter base and cultivate groups at other area universities.

    Diversity & Inclusion Chair
    Karen Pawsat
    Phone: 513-482-4424
    Email: Karen


    • Oversee the design and implementation of a Diversity Plan for the Organization.
    • Act as a resource by communicating information to the Membership, promoting diversity, and publicizing successful examples of diversity by member companies.

    Communications Chair
    Maggie Frye
    Core Consulting Group, LLC
    Phone: 513-304-6428
    Email: Maggie

    *Click here for information on Partners and Sponsors*


    • Assist in the publication of our monthly digital newsletter.
    • Manage and contribute to our social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn).
    • Develop messaging as needed, consistent with the GCHRA brand.
    • Contribute articles/blogs of topical interest to fellow HR practitioners!
    • Prepare the slide deck for Connect & Learn's.
    • Assist in keeping website up to date.
    • Post program announcements to various channels.

    Programming Chair
    Tom Johnson
    A.O. Consultants LLC
    Phone: 513-257-8736
    Email: Tom

    *Click here for our upcoming Programs*


    • Research and book programming for the GCHRA monthly meetings on a variety of HR topics and issues as determined by the needs of the membership.
    • Schedule speakers that are inclusive of the needs of other GCHRA committees and GCHRA's strategic initiatives.

    Talent Acquisition Trends Chair
    Ed Volk
    Phone: 513-325-6030
    Email: Ed


    • Provides education and training to GCHRA members on talent acquisition topics. Meets monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Baldwin Center, 655 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati.

    Business Partnerships Chair
    Paul Wehner
    RCSN Executive Search and Leadership Consulting
    Phone: 513-272-2451 x308   

    *Click here for information on Partners and Sponsors*


    • This committee partners with other GCHRA committees and members as well as the Greater Cincinnati community to sell sponsorship opportunities in the newsletter, at monthly meetings and on the website.

    Workforce Readiness Chair
    Julia Sweet, SHRM-CP, PHR
    The Kroger Co.
    Phone: 513-562-5783
    Email: Julia


    • To oversee programs designed to prepare students (K-12) to enter the workforce. Initiatives include the GCHRA Speakers Bureau and

    SHRM Foundation Chair
    Penelope Orr, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
    Assisting Hands Home Care
    Phone: 513-808-4109 
    Email: Penelope

    *Click here for the SHRM Foundation page*


    • Educate GCHRA members on the SHRM Foundation

    • Coordinate fundraising efforts for the SHRM Foundation throughout the year, including a member event as well as the Leadership campaign

    • Ensure GCHRA meets its SHRM Foundation contribution goal each calendar year

    Get Involved!

    We have opportunities available on all of our committees. Please feel free to contact any of our board members above.