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Human Resources Manager

Norcross, GA, 30092
August 07, 2012

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Norcross, GA 30092



Temporary and Contract positions - Atlanta, GA. 2010 to present.

Contract work in Recruitment and Staffing, Business Development, Employee Relations, and Multi-state Payrolls. Industry sectors include IT, Telecom, Pharma, Engineering, and Banking.

HLA, Inc. and RCI, Dahlonega, GA. 1994 to 2009. Company went out of business.

Human Resources Director (1996 to 2009). Utilized previous sales and marketing experience to recruit and retain staff by growing one company from 14 to over 200 employees while handling the recruitment efforts for another start-up company. This position relied on my documentation and attention to detail in order to support company hiring and discharge decisions. Responsibilities included:

HR Generalist - Accountable for the human resources for multiple business units of education and counseling services companies - boarding school, wilderness program, and long-term program for “at-risk” youth which operated 24 hours a day, year-round with 215 employees.

Responsibilities included Full Cycle Recruitment, New Hire/Orientation, Compensation and Benefits Administration, Payroll, Employee Handbook/Policies and Procedures, Performance Evaluations and Staff Development, Governmental Compliance, Legal Compliance, and Employee Relations.

Successfully represented companies in NLRB, ERISA, EEOC, Wage and Hour Divisions, and GA Composite State Board of Medical Examiners investigations and audits. Completed HR elements of IRS audit and JCAHO accreditation. Annual compilation and filings of US DOL/EBSA Form 5500, EEOC Reports, and OSHA Form 300.

Directly supervised 5 office staff.


Master of Arts, Political Science/International Political Economy. Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia. 1995. 3.8/4.0 GPA. Thesis project of 122 pages utilized graduate Business, Public Administration, and Political Science courses.

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science. Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia. 3.5/4.0 GPA in major. Financed 100% of education. General Manager of WRAS-FM - Responsible for the operations of the Georgia State University radio station. Supervision of all completed documentation to FCC for license renewal. . Honors include Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities and Scholastic Honor Awards.


Professional member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Proficiency in Windows 7, MS Office, Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PCRecruiter, SPSS, and Adobe.

Instructor at Evening-at-Emory and Villa International programs for an adult education foreign policy course, “Great Decisions” since 1994. Also active as a moderator and participant in International Issues Forum, a group that meets on a weekly basis and discusses current thematic and geographic international issues. Have led and/or facilitated numerous discussions and served on other international panels.

Presentation at client’s annual company retreat meeting – “The Interview Process,

Questions, and Legalities”. November 2010.

Wrote article - “Protecting Your Business - Problems with ‘One Size Fits All’ Employee Documents” - Loss Prevention Systems newsletter. March 2010.

Presented Research Project to the International Studies Assn. Conference, Washington DC. Also served on the session panel as the only member who was not a university professor.

Participant in the Foreign Policy Association’s Leadership Summits, Washington, DC, with conferences funded by the FPA.

Working proficiency in written and spoken Spanish. Some German and Italian translation required for master’s thesis project.

Traveled extensively throughout North America and Europe.

Active in Boy Scouts and other voluntary/community activities.

Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and AED certified.

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