Contributors to PIC


Brit Fritzpatrick

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Brit Fitzpatrick is the Founder of Geeked Memphis & CEO of MentorMe, a technology platform combining the power of the cloud with the impact of mentorship. MentorMe's clients include the Memphis Grizzlies and the State of New York.

Brit was listed as an American Express Top 50 under 40 in social enterprise, She has a track record of identifying innovative ways to intersect emerging technology with scalable social impact. She is heavily involved the development of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or STEM awareness.

Brit has been invited to speak on entrepreneurship; social enterprise; mentorship; and diversity and inclusion at events and conferences across the U.S. — including Dreamforce, White House Demo Day, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Summit. Her work has been profiled in national media outlets, including GOOD Magazine, Inc. Magazine, and FastCompany.

Brit is a native of Louisville, KY, and is a proud honors graduate of Howard University and holds a Master's in digital media marketing from the University of Memphis, where she earned a competitive full scholarship and graduated at the top of her class.

Dave Ryan

Posted 58 articles
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 34 years and two grown sons. He also enjoys golfing and all things electronic. You can connect with Dave on Twitter @DaveTheHRCzar, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Heather Kinzie

Posted 35 articles
Heather Kinzie, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHR, is a consultant specializing in Leadership and Organizational Performance. She has given over 20 years to her profession and continues to be grateful for having a “job” that is as inspiring as it is challenging. Ask her what she has enjoyed most about her career and she’ll tell you it has been mentoring other professionals to be better leaders. She loves helping them realize their purpose, their talents and their challenges and she adores when they become mentors themselves.

Heather is also an active volunteer for her local SHRM chapter, a national speaker, and mother of two darn fine children.

You can connect with Heather via,
her blog A Leading Perspective,
Twitter: @heatherkinzie,
Facebook and

Justin Harris

Posted 48 articles
Justin Harris, PHR 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 using it to write at You can also follow him on Twitter at @UnlikelyHRGuy and on LinkedIn.

Keirsten Greggs

Posted 27 articles
Keirsten A. Greggs is an experienced Human Resources professional who has built a successful career implementing creative talent acquisitions strategies for several Fortune 500 firms. For the past 16 years, she has provided recruiting support for Defense, Intelligence, Federal and Civilian contract portfolios. She has performed in various functions to include Executive hiring, Proposal/Incumbent Capture support, Project Management, and TA Operations. Keirsten’s engagement and strength in TA has aided companies in achieving the highest level of talent acquisition excellence and she continues to thrive as a leader in her field.

A native of NJ, Keirsten has called the Washington DC Metro area home for 15 years. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond and a Masters in Management with an HR concentration from the University of Maryland, University College. When not solving copious amounts of #recruiterproblems, she indulges in various hobbies including reading, jigsaw and logic puzzle proficiency, and anything that she can incorporate with a nice glass of wine and a good meal.

Connect with Keirsten and view her Weekly Recruiter Problems Memes on Twitter @K_Alea and LinkedIn.

Melissa Fairman

Posted 56 articles
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.

You can connect with her via her blog: HrRemix, Twitter: @HrRemix, or Email.

Tim Gardner

Posted 28 articles
Tim Gardner is on his third career, having spent time in Engineering and Operations before moving into HR. While working for Scott Paper Company, Tim had the opportunity to be involved in two greenfield manufacturing start-ups, which is what drove his interest in team performance and the importance of diverse skill sets within teams. As a member of the Talent Management team at Kimberly-Clark, Tim’s current focus is on Change Management and Organizational Effectiveness. He and his wife enjoy life in Atlanta with their grown children and two (so far!) grandchildren. You can check out his blog, The HR Introvert, and you can connect with him on LinkedIn.