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2018 Alabama State Council

    2018 SHRM AL Leadership Team

    Melissa DeVore, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
    HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
    Director for Human Resources
    (256) 327-0424


    Mary Ila Ward
    (256) 227-9075


    Michael W. Bean, MSHRD, SHRM-SCP
    Immediate Past Director
    PassionHR Consulting, Inc.
    HR Consultant/Owner
    (256) 665-5966


    Jack Eyer
    Chapter Management Professional
    Managing Partner with Relax, It's Handled
    (205) 202-0205


    Debbie McGee, CPA, GPHR, SHRM-SCP
    Business Manager
    President and CEO
    PZI International Consulting, Inc.
    (704) 576-7352


    Michael W. Bean, MSHRD, SHRM-SCP
    Co-Conference Chair
    PassionHR Consulting, Inc.
    HR Consultant/Owner
    (256) 665-5966


    Bobbi Wilson
    Co-Conference Chair
    (256) 489-0061


    Shemeika Brock, MPA
    Lucy Buffet's LuLu's
    HR Manager
    (251) 967-5870


    Paula Watkins, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
    State Council Advisor
    Lyons HR
    SVP Corporate HR
    (256) 453-4666

    2018 Core Leadership Area Directors

    Jeff Powers, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
    SHRM Foundation Director
    Toray Carbon Fibers America, Inc.
    Director, Human Resources & General Affairs
    (256) 260-1005


    Juanita Phillips, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
    Co-Governmental Affairs Director
    Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation
    Director of Human Resources
    (256) 604-0589


    Blinda Walker, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
    Co-Governmental Affairs Director
    American Proteins, Inc.
    Human Resource Manager
    (256) 531-3716


    Carmen Douglas, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
    Certification Director
    (334) 625-2679


    Rena Ramsey, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
    Diversity/Inclusion Director
    (205) 820-2371
    Regions Bank


    Carol Statter, PHR, SHRM-CP
    Workforce Readiness Director
    Infirmary Health
    Workforce Development Coordinator
    (251) 435-4934


    Dr. Kim Lafevor, DBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
    College Relations Director
    (256) 216-5359


    Gary Valcana, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
    College Relations Assistant
    Athens State University
    Department Chair, Human Resources Management
    (256) 216-5374 (office)


    Marisa Dault, GPHR, SHRM-SCP
    Membership Director


    Kristina Minyard
    Social Media Director
    Twitter: @HRecruit


    Kirsten Stutts, PHR, SHRM-CP

    2018 District Directors

    Denny Smith, PhD., SHRM-CP
    District Director - District 1 (NASHRM - Huntsville; TVC-SHRM - Decatur; The Shoals; North West AL - Winfield; Cullman)
    Calhoun Community College


    Melva Tate
    District Director - District 2 (BSHRM; Calhoun County; Tuscaloosa; Marshall County)


    Gwen Black, SHRM-CP
    District Director - District 3 (Montgomery; East AL - Auburn/Opelika; Wiregrass - Dothan)
    Flowers Baking Co. of Opelika, LLC
    HR Business Partner
    (334) 749-8257


    Wendy Austin Lett
    District Director - District 4 (Mobile; Baldwin County; Escambia County) 
    (251) 345-0000 x1463
    The SSI Group, Inc.

    2018 State Conference Committe Chairs

    Crystal Wilson PHR, SHRM-CP
    Volunteer Chair
    (205) 412-1032


    Jack Eyer
    Sponsor Lead
    Event Planner

    Managing Partner with Relax, It's Handled
    (205) 202-0205



    Lauren Welfare


    Bobbi Wilson
    Speakers Committee Chair
    (256) 489-0061


    Kristina Minyard
    Social Media
    Twitter: @HRecruit

    2018 Chapter Presidents

    Anthony Whitley, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
    Anniston Calhoun County
    Tyler Union
    Division HR Manager
    (256) 240-4252


    Baldwin County Daphne
    City of Gulf Shores
    HR Officer


    Rena Ramsey, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
    (205) 820-2371
    Regions Bank


    Lora Kent Gilliland, SHRM-SCP
    HR Generalist II
    Louisiana Pacific Corporation
    902 Main Street SE
    Hanceville, AL 35077
    (256) 352-1707 Office
    (256) 352-1708 Fax


    Taylor Simmons, PHR/SHRM-CP/GCDF/CPRW
    Decatur Tennessee Valley
    Horizon Point Consulting, Inc.
    (256) 318-3811


    Jill Lord, PHR
    Dothan Wiregrass
    Dunbarton Corporation
    HR & Safety
    (334) 794-0661


    Sarah S. Huguley
    East Alabama Auburn/Opelika
    Flowers Baking Co of Opelika LLC
    East Alabama SHRM (EASHRM)


    Amanda McGhee
    Escambia County SHRM


    Ben Eubanks, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
    North Alabama


    Nanna Posey
    Marshall County


    Jeanine Wilson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
    Mobile SHRM
    6300 Grelot Road, Suite G102
    Mobile, AL 36609
    (251) 333-8120


    Dee Cook, SHRM-CP, PHR
    Director, Human Resources
    (334) 286-3453


    Kristine Kinard, PHR, SHRM-CP
    Human Resource Manager


    Yvonne Thomas, SHRM-CP, CHRE
    The Shoals
    HR Manager, Glass Mat
    CertainTeed Roofing/Saint-Gobain