Contributors to PIC
Steve Browne, SPHR is the Executive Director of Human Resources for LaRosa’s, Inc. – a regional Pizzeria restaurant chain in Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southwest Indiana with 18 locations and over 1,200 Team Members.
Steve has been an HR professional for 25+ years and has worked in the Manufacturing, Consumer Products, and Professional Services industries in various Human Resources roles.
He’s the current Ohio State Council Director for SHRM in 2013, facilitates a monthly HR Roundtable as well as an HR internet forum called the HR Net which reaches over 6,100 people globally each week.
Steve is an accomplished speaker at a local, regional and state level – having been featured at Conferences, Chambers of Commerce, HR chapters and businesses. He is very active in Social Media has authored several guest posts for HR/Business blogs as well as having his own HR related blog – Everyday People. You can also connect with Steve on Twitter at @sbrownehr.
Chris Fields created his professional HR blog – Cost of Work – and loves interacting and networking with other human resources professionals. At the end of the day, he just wants to make HR better. He has experience as a Corporate Trainer, HR Generalist and Consultant. Chris earned his Master’s of Human Resources and Labor Relations from Ohio State University. You can follow him on Twitter @new_resource.
Melissa Fairman is an HR practitioner who has worked in multiple industries and HR specialties. Her experience encompasses performance management, global HR systems, and other generalist work. Her passion is empowering people to help themselves in their careers.
When not breathing all things HR she can be found listening to music, playing violin or trying to read through a never ending pile of books.
Justin Harris is an HR professional and Cigar Aficionado specializing in Employee Relations, Management Development and Organizational Behavior. He has spent the last 10 years helping managers in higher education, banking and the retail industry get the most out of themselves and their employees. Justin prides himself on being an UnlikelyHRGuy and uses practical, everyday examples to teach lessons on employee engagement, communication and self development. When his kids aren’t playing on his iPad, he’s blogging at ruHRelevant. You can also follow him on Twitter @UnlikelyHRGuy.
Tiffany Kuehl is an HR professional with over 16 years experience and has worked in hospitality, non-profit, financial services and manufacturing industries in roles focused on talent acquisition, talent management and employee development. In addition to her day job, Tiffany currently serves as the President of the Twin Cities Human Resource Association (TCHRA), an affiliate chapter of SHRM.
Born and raised in Minnesota, Tiffany is a die hard MN Twins fan and can frequently be spotted at Target Field grooming her son to be a Twins fan and tweeting from her chair. #GoTwins!
Jay is a Vice President of Human Resources with more than 15 years experience in the healthcare industry. Specializing in hospitals and health systems, he has responsibility for all functional areas of Human Resources across the organization. Jay gets fired up about lots of things including social media, his leadership blog NoExcusesHR, doing HR differently, drinking lots of coffee and watching more hockey than anyone should. Follow him on Twitter @jrkuhns or connect on Linkedin.
Chris Ponder II
Chris Ponder II is a human resources professional who has harnessed his human resources knowledge and experience across the casino, retail, and service industries, where he has challenged people to think outside of the traditional “thought box” and strive for something unique by pushing thoughts and actions to a different scale – the extreme.
Stifled by just limiting this extreme thinking and passion to the four corners of the office, Chris created XtremeHR. However, he quickly began to discover the opportunity of a group of people sharing their passion was even better, which lead to the creation of Performance I Create.
Knowing the value social media can bring, he continues to be an advocate for trench HR professionals to take a leap with social media and utilize its capabilities to grow both professionally and personally. Follow him on Twitter at @ChrisPonder.
Dave Ryan, SPHR, is a veteran Human Resource professional who lives in Central Illinois. Dave has worked in Human Resources for a long time (since it was called “personnel”). Dave is also a certified USA Hockey Referee, a second passion of his. In his free time, he thinks, talks and writes about HR and business related issues. Dave speaks at local colleges on these matters regularly. Dave has a wife of 32 years and two grown sons. He also enjoys golfing and all things electronic. You can connect with Dave on Twitter @DaveTheHRCzar, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+.
Sarah Williams is a practicing HR Professional with over a decade of experience in the production, manufacturing and retail industries. She is also a blogger and part-time HR consultant. Read more of her writings at her blog www.thebuzzonhr.com. Additionally, you can follow Sarah on Twitter at @thebuzzonhr.