Dear GVC SHRM Community,
This has been a year like no
other. A year of uncertainty with the
global pandemic, civil unrest, protests, and the list goes on. During this time, the board continued to
pivot to provide service to all of our members.
We went virtual (along with the rest of the world) to do our best to stay
connected with you, keeping you informed and engaged with the multitude of
programs, conversations and overall being there for when you needed us.
It has been my pleasure to serve as
your President for the last two years. Thank
you for your continued support during my tenure. It has truly been my honor to serve you. I’m excited to share with you that starting
in 2021, I will serve on the New York State Society of Human Resources (NYSHRM)
Board of Directors as Director of Membership.
I will work with the 15 Chapters across NYS focusing on member
engagement/retention measurement and strategies of chapters.
There are many new initiatives coming
in 2021 that we have been working on.
You will hear more about them from your new President Trina
Gibson-Sanders in the coming year. A few
highlights include: on-line job posting
module for members, developing new awards that recognize you as outstanding HR
professionals and membership updates from SHRM National.
Now let me turn to share my deepest gratitude as we
thank the following board members for their outstanding service to the GVC SHRM
Board. Their unyielding dedication has
continued to make a difference for our members and propel us forward as an
Betty Richardson, Director of Community Outreach
Christine Pedersen, Volunteer Liaison
Jeanine Scott, Sponsorship Director
Howard Cotton, Scholarship Committee Chair
Kelly Myers, Job Posting Coordinator
Join me in welcoming the GVC SHRM Board for 2021
President, Trina Gibson-Sanders
Immediate Past President, Sandra Whitmore
*Treasurer, Patrick Coleman
VP of Membership, Bonnie Turner
Certification Director, Abbey Greenway
Co-Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Dr.
Co-Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Kim
Legislative Director, Paul Keneally
*Director, Community Outreach, Ciera Caldwell
*Director, Sponsorship, Tim McKenna
*Director, Scholarships and Awards, Anthony LaPolla
*Events Coordinator, Kim Bruno
Co-Director, Programs, Ann Rushlow
*Co-Director, Programs, Ashley Roose
Director of Communication, Alanna Marriott
Director of Workforce Readiness, Hunter Paige
Marketing Director, Catherine Toy
College Relations Director, Tim Sorge
*Volunteer Liaison, Brad Ford
Webmaster, Lee Drake
*Denotes new Board Members
Wishing you a Happy Holiday and a
Wonderful New Year! Stay in touch –
let’s keep the conversation going.
With deepest gratitude,
Sandra Whitmore, SPHR,