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Drake Welcomes HR Professionals

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HR Professional Development Day

Drake University welcomed 56 members of the Central Iowa Society for Human Resources Management (CISHRM) for an HR Professional Development Day. The event was organized by Dr. Cris Wildermuth, Assistant Professor for the Adult Learning and Organizational Performance (ALOP) program and Sarah Walker, Certification Director for the CISHRM. Four ALOP students – Liz Tomlin-Travis, Kathy Frank, Paula Granados and Denis LeRoy served on the organizing committee. Paula Granados and Denis LeRoy were the program’s MCs. The event featured various subject matter experts in human resources. Topics such as compensation and benefits, employee relations, labor relations, human resources development and safety were presented. Presenters included Dr. Cris Wildermuth, Julie Casper (Adjunct Professor, ALOP), Renee Hardman (Vice President of HR at Bankers Trust), Jennifer Rhoads (HR Director, Principal Global Investors), Krista Turner (Underwriting and Risk Services Manager, Merit Resources, Inc.), Jeffrey Krausman, J.D. and Russell L. Samson, J.D. (attorneys at Dickinson, Mackman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C.).