LakeNormanHR (LKNHR)

LakeNormanHR (LKNHR) is North Carolina's newest networking group for HR professionals who live and work in our Lake Norman region communities - Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville and Mooresville.    We are chartered as a local chapter affiliate (chapter #0756) of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  Our programs offer both SHRM PDC and HRCI certification for participation.  We appreciate the generosity and support of North Carolina SHRM, which is providing website, email and registration support to our chapter. 

Why join LakeNormanHR?

  • We promote and connect HR professionals, partners, and employers.
  • We recognize, engage, and enhance the human resources profession by providing leadership and professional development.
  • We provide information and advocacy concerning state and national HR issues relevant to our community.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events! 



Announcements and Upcoming Events   


Congratulations to LakeNormanHR for receiving the Distinguished Professional Chapter Award from NCSHRM at the 2018 Conference!


Upcoming LakeNormanHR Programs:


November 13: When & How to Introduce Coaching in Your Organization

with Dr. Louise Korver

Program valid for 1 PDC for SHRM-CP and HRCI recertification!



Is 2019 the right time to launch a coaching program at your company? Is it time for you to break out of the corporate world and start your own coaching business? As you plan for next year, if you want to launch a coaching practice at your company or start your own firm, what factors should you evaluate?


Come join us to learn about the value and impact of coaching and how evaluate the Return On Investment (ROI) in your organization.



Lunch Meeting:


11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Galway Hooker Restaurant & Irish Pub
17044 Kenton Place






More About Our Speaker:

Dr. Louise Korver is an Executive Coach in private practice in Charlotte following a progressive 30-year career as a human resource consulting in New York and then head of Executive Development at Ingersoll Rand, Bank of America, and AT&T. If you haven’t met Louise before, it’s probably because she has worked in the New York, Chicago, Boston, and Dallas, Texas markets before landing back in Charlotte. She specializes in coaching C-Suite successors, typically global leaders and senior executive women.  As a Board Certified Coach (BCC), an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC), a Human Capital Strategist (HCS) and a graduate of the 12-month Fielding Graduate University Evidence Based Coaching Certificate program Louise brings her experience from both sides of the desk to this session. 


December 3:  Holiday Membership Reception in Davidson, NC                        


Register to Drop In between 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. to help us celebrate a successful year with fellow LakeNormanHR members and learn more about our chapter.


This event is free for LKNHR members and SHRM members at large.  This year we will return to the North Harbor Club to enjoy the lake views, wine, heavy appetizers, and wonderful networking.



Start a Conversation:

SHRM is kicking off a global conversation about three of the most critical issues that have real-life impact on employees and employers every day: closing the skills gap, getting business immigration right and addressing workplace harassment.  Check out this video from SHRM’s CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. and join the conversation on social using #wearework!


It's time to renew your LakeNormanHR annual membership!

LakeNormanHR is the newest SHRM chapter in North Carolina in over 20 years and we hope that you'll consider becoming a full-time member! At LKNHR, you can customize your membership with several options, including a unique opportunity to participate not only in LKNHR, but in other area local SHRM chapter events.      

  • Option #1 (LKNHR FLEX) - I’m a SHRM member and I want it ALL!!
  • Option #2 (LKNHR FULL) - I want to be a LKNHR chapter member EXCLUSIVELY!  Pick one of 3 options  below based on your national SHRM membership level or HR professional status:
  • Option #3 (LKNHR BASIC) - I want to be a member of LKNHR and participate only when my schedule allows:

Whatever option you choose,

your membership begins the day you join and runs for 365 days!



Important SHRM chapter designation information for LKNHR members!

National SHRM members, please designate LakeNormanHR, Inc. as your local SHRM affilliate chapter (Chapter #0756).  Here's why: LKNHR receives support from SHRM based on how many LKNHR National SHRM members designate us as their local chapter. The more support LakeNormanHR receives from SHRM, the more benefits are passed on to you. For LKNHR to remain as an affiliate SHRM chapter, at least 50% of our members must be national SHRM members. Your support can help us achieve these two goals. Just click HERE and complete the online form. It's that easy!


                                                                Click HERE for copies of previous LKNHR program presentations.

Other HR Programs of Interest:


November 15:  Mental Health First Aid in Cornelius, NC     Presented by HealthWorks

Please click HERE to register and get more information.


June 23 -26, 2019: SHRM Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV                                                     


September 25-27, 2019: NCSHRM 2019 State Conference in Hickory, NC                                     

Sponsored by LKNHR, IHRA, and Catawba Valley SHRM

Please click HERE to register and get more information.  Early Bird Pricing good through 12/31/18!

Carolina Grant is now Available!

The Maximize Carolina Sector grants help finance collaborative projects to address skills gaps and other workforce challenges in robust and emerging industry sectors, including information technology, energy, advanced manufacturing, environmental sustainability, aerospace, defense, analytics, industrial maintenance, healthcare, and hospitality/tourism.

These grants can be used to address challenges such as applicants lacking specific skills, lack of sector brand awareness, work-based learning opportunities for workers or students, and various other applicant pipeline challenges.

For more information, click HERE.




The SHRM Foundation has created resources you need to address aging workforce issues in your organization.  Click HERE for more information.


2018 LKNHR Board Members:


Dawn Rogers, SHRM-CP, PHR, President

Brandy Reese, SHRM-SCP, President-Elect

Gretchen Blevins,SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Secretary

Keli GreerSHRM-CP, PHR Treasurer

Angela Genaro Ruilova Education & Programs

Jen Covington, SHRM-SCP, SPHR/Katie Sens, SHRM-CP, PHR, Co-Membership & Retention

Stacy Wood, Government Affairs

Anna Bracco/Victoria Roth, Co-Sponsorships 

Britney Ross, SHRM-CP/David Koster, Co-Communications

Leigh Coble, SHRM-CP, PHR, Workforce Readiness & SHRM Foundation

Sara Everhart, SHRM-CP, PHR, Certification Director

Bill Crigger, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Past President

Larry Valenti, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHR, Advisor & SHRM NC Director


Jeff Luttrell, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, SHRM Southeast Region Director

Connecting, Navigating, Leading










Special Thanks to Our LKNHR Business Partner Sponsors!