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2019 Alabama State Council


    Mary Ila Ward
    (256) 227-9075

    Mike Polis
    Morris Group International
    Vice President of Human Resources
    (334) 260-5216

    Melissa DeVore
    Immediate Past Director
    Conference Co-Chair
    SEA Wire and Cable, Inc.
    Director of Human Resources
    (256) 327-0320

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

    Joshua Bracken, SHRM-CP
    Business Manager
    Pilgrim's Pride
    Complex HR Manager
    (256) 616-8669

    Kristina Minyard
    Conference Co-Chair
    Twitter: @HRecruit

    Jillian Miles, GCDF, SHRM-CP
    Horizon Point Consulting
    Talent Management Consultant
    (256) 283-5689

    Paula Watkins, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
    State Council Advisor
    Technical Professionals Group
    VP Southeastern Operations
    (256) 453-4666

    Gwen Black, SHRM-CP
    District Director Advisor
    Flowers Baking Co. of Opelika, LLC
    HR Business Partner
    (334) 749-8257



    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-Government Affairs Director
    Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation
    Vice President of Employee Experience
    (256) 604-0589

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

    Tim Lingo, SHRM-SCP
    Certification Director
    The Boeing Company
    Human Resource Director
    (256) 617-2249



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

    Rebecca Bowen, SHRM-CP, PHR
    Workforce Readiness Director
    University of Alabama- Birmingham
    HR Consultant

    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)



    Brandi Ingram
    Membership Co-Director
    Perdido Beach Resort
    Human Resources Manager
    (251) 981-9811

    Yvonne Thomas, SHRM-CP
    Membership Co-Director
    (256) 394-5135

    Kristina Minyard
    Social Media Director
    Twitter: @HRecruit

    Lorrie Howard, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
    Horizon Point Consulting
    Talent Management Consultant
    (571) 259-7094

    Brian Demange
    Professional Development Director
    PZI International Consulting
    People Development Director



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

    Forrest Cook
    District Director- District 2
    (BSHRM, Calhoun County,
    Tuscaloosa, Marshall County)
    S.S. Nesbitt
    Senior HR & Benefits Consultant

    Marisa Dault
    District Director- District 3
    (Montgomery, East AL-Auburn/Opelika,
    Westside Terrace & Rehab First
    Human Resources Director

    Ryan Lee
    District Director- District 4
    (Mobile, Baldwin County,
    Escambia County)
    Austal USA
    Workforce Development Manager

    Melissa DeVore
    Conference Co-Chair
    SEA Wire and Cable, Inc.
    Director of Human Resources
    (256) 327-0320

    Kristina Minyard
    Conference Co-Chair
    Social Media
    Twitter: @HRecruit

    Tim Lingo, SHRM-SCP

    Yvonne Thomas
    Volunteer Chair

    Brian Demange
    Speaker Liaison

    Jack Eyer
    Event Coordinator
    Mike Bean

    Kim Dunaway, CSP
    Calhoun County
    Elwood Staffing
    Business Development Manager

    Baldwin County Daphne
    City of Gulf Shores
    HR Officer

    Concetta Lewis, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
    Director of People

    Lora Kent Gilliland, SHRM-SCP
    Louisiana Pacific Corporation
    HR Generalist II
    (256) 352-1707 Office

    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

    Aimee Sikes
    East Alabama Auburn/Opelika
    Human Resources Manager
    Amanda McGhee
    Escambia County
    Poarch Band of Creek Indians Tribal Gaming Commission
    Human Resources Manager

    Allyson Sons, SHRM-CP, PHR
    North Alabama
    4M Research, Inc.
    Human Resources Manager


    Nanna Posey
    Marshall County
    Marshall Medical Centers
    Benefits Manager

    Jeanine Wilson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
    J.W. Enterprises HR
    Managing Director
    (251) 333-8120

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

    Kalandria Thompson

    Crystal Wilson
    The Shoals