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Human Resources Staff

Chandler, AZ
March 22, 2018

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Keith L. Graham

*** *. ***** ***** **. Chandler AZ., 85248 520-***-**** E-mail


I am a seasoned professional seeking opportunities to maximize while leveraging my skills, and my experience, in senior level management positions.


Trinity College: MBA

Trinity College: Bachelor of Arts Degree

Major: Human Resources Management

Minor: Public Administration

Area of Expertise Skills:

Employee Relations


Disability Labor laws

Employee Development

Certified State Training Instructor


Franklin Covey Certified Instructor

Certified Teacher (AZ)

Native American Governance


2005 Member of the National Recreation and Park Association

2005 Member of the International City/County Managers Association

1998 NFL Players Association Member

Present Motivational, Conference and Workshop Speaker

SHRM Member

NAHRM Member


2016- Present Gila River Community, Human Resources Director

Developed and implemented government human resources business plan, establishing accountability, identifying solutions to resolve problems and fostering

a diverse workplace that enables all employees to contribute to the organization at

their full potential.

Responsible for overall management and compliance of the Human Resources Department in the development and maintenance of employment process, classification and compensation systems.

maintain Employee Policies and Procedures, updating employee personnel practices

and advising supervisory/managerial staff of policies governing Gila River Indian

Community employees.

Supervise and oversees HR Administration, Employee Development, Employee

Relations, Insurance, Employee Benefits, and Occupational Safety & Health Offices.

I provide strong leadership and analytical and strategic planning to promote the vision

of the Community Council by providing the Community with an effective and

Responsive Human Resources Department.

2013- 2016 La Paz Inc. Sr Human Resources, Denver Co.

Contracted Consultant

Develop strategies for personal, professional growth, conflict resolution training

Secure grants and alternate funding sources

Staff and Department investigations

Staff and Program development, HR Generalist

Develop policy and procedures, specializing in Arizona & California labor laws

Developing matrix for measurable and sustainable growth

Assessments and evaluate current HR operations, staff, policy and procedures for best practice recommendations.

Labor Relations and Retention development

Executive Staff recruiting

2010-2013 Pascua Yaqui Government, Tucson Arizona, Executive Director Human Resources

Supervise day-to-day operations of Government affairs consisting of over two thousand employees.

Direct reports included the following areas: Benefits and Compensation, Administration, Training and Development, Special Events, Recruitment, Employee Relations and Retention, Workforce Development, Tribal TERO, Fee for services enterprises, with an annual department budget of over four million dollars.

Meet daily with council members and other department heads and community leaders to carry out daily operations of the government.

Develop strategies, programs, policies and procedures for employee development, strategic analysis for personal improvement programs to insure future growth and sustainability.

Collaborated with management team to craft the department vision and mission

Develop strategic HR plans and policies (recruitment, training, compensation etc.)

Re- engineer processes to ensure maximum efficiency Analyzing the effectiveness of HR

Operations, practices and policies.

2007-2010 La Paz Inc. Human Resources Consultant, Tucson AZ.

Contracted Consultant

Develop strategies for personal, professional growth, conflict resolution training

Secure grants and alternate funding sources

Staff investigations

Staff and Program development, HR Generalist

Develop policy and procedures, specializing in Arizona & California labor laws

Developed matrix for measurable and sustainable growth

2005-2007 City of Sierra Vista, Sierra Vista. Arizona

Supervisor, Human Resources, Special Events and Instructions

Responsible for the oversight and management of all logistics for Citywide Special events.

Secure grants and alternate funding sources for the Special Events and Instruction department.

Collaborate with other government and private organizations on city wide events

Negotiate contracts on behalf of the City of Sierra Vista

Meet regularly with Mayor, city council, and city manager other senior staff on citywide projects.

Recruit, interview, evaluate and train staff

Human Resource and Training functions

1995-2004 City of Tucson, Tucson Arizona

Human Resources Program Coordinator

Responsible for the planning and implementation of all City funded sports programs including, sports, special events, leagues, tournaments and training.

Coordinated recruitment and training of department instructional and administrative staff.

Developed and maintained department budget

Developed and implemented marketing plan for sports programming increasing program visibility and attendance by 60%.

Responsible for the implementation of strategic analysis for personal improvement programs.

Human Resource and Training

1988-1995 Southside Family Life Center Inc., Tucson, Arizona,

President & Chief Executive Officer

Responsible for program development for non-profit social services agency.

Created programs for implementation in partnership with public and civic agencies

Directed staff and volunteers in daily operations

Coordinated and initiated strategic planning process for program evaluation

Served as agency spokesperson handling all media inquiries for the organization

Secured funding for capitol projects and over head expenses

Managed department heads, support staff and volunteers

1984-1988 GramAlex Inc., Tucson and Yuma, Arizona,

Director of Human Resources

Accountable for all aspects of Human Resources functions.

Developed policies and procedures for organizational development

Created Employee Development and Retention, training departments

Advised all levels of management on policy implementation

Administered executive benefit programs

Liaison to state and federal agencies


Served on the Board of Directors Primavera Foundation

Served on the Board of Directors Old Pueblo Community Services

Served on the Board of Directors for Davis Education Center

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