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   


Upcoming LakeNormanHR Programs:


  April 17:   EEOC Mock Trial Demonstration                                                                                                             

Presented by Smith Moore Leatherwood, Attorneys at Law

Approved for 4 hours of SHRM & HRCI Credit!


Registration is CLOSED - Please join us in May!


Join us for a networking breakfast before experiencing, first hand, the very proceedings that your organization could someday encounter when facing an EEOC claim or employment-related lawsuit. Be a part of the jury which decides the fate of the plaintiff and defendant in this fictional trial, based on real life scenarios.

LKNHR Members attend this special event at no additional charge.  Registration is required to access the Ingersoll Rand facility.


Please click HERE to get more information.





May 15: From CHRO to CEO: How HR Will Become the Strategic Driving Force of the 21st Century

                                                                                                             Presented by Patrick Mieritz from Gallup Organization

Approved for SHRM & HRCI Credit!

In the next 30 years, a CHRO will be named CEO of a Fortune 500 company. 


The company that makes this decision could very well be Apple, Alphabet, Berkshire Hathaway, Ford, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America….take your pick. Your guess is as good as mine and conjecturing about the identity of this company is not the point of this thought exercise, anyway. Instead, let’s focus on this question: How?    


How did a Human Resources person become the Chief Executive Officer of (Fill in the Blank) Inc.?  


Right now, in 2018, the fundamental practice of the HR profession is changing.  The shifting nature and definition of work itself (see: gig economy, Uber, Millennial behaviors and attitudes) means that engaging workers has never been more difficult.  So what does the HR leader of the future do? The answer is simple and exciting: focus on performance!  


The main point of this conversation is to inspire HR leaders to become even more ingrained in the strategic growth plans of their organizations using performance management and rigorous research. Attendees will walk away with 2-3 strategies to increase workplace productivity and contribute meaningfully to their bottom-line in a way their CFO will appreciate.  


Patrick Mieritz is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and leader of the Gallup Organization’s learning and development practice in North Carolina. As an organization, Gallup is the world’s leading research firm on the subject of reframing human capital strategy into a business growth strategy.    

 Please click HERE to register and get more information.


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:


May 17:  Recruiter Conference 2018

Learn how to leverage institutions of higher education to develop a strong pipeline of talent at both the entry and experienced hire levels. Join others from the talent acquisition and development world for a day of learning, networking, and connecting to talk about the variety of ways an organization can build a relationship with a major university and learn from your peers on best practices that support a more dynamic approach to discovering the right talent.


Highlighting the eleven concurrent sessions, Dr. Patrick Madsen (Director of the University Career Center) will present a few opening remarks on the state of higher education and employer partnerships. Following these opening remarks, join your peers in choosing among morning sessions geared towards learning about avenues to build a relationship with UNC Charlotte. Afternoon sessions center around peer-to-peer presentations and networking.  For more information, click HERE.

 June 17-20: SHRM 2018 Annual Conference in Chicago, IL                                                      

September 24-26: NCSHRM 2018 State Conference in Pinehurst, NC                                     


Maximize 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 Greer,SHRM-CP, PHR Treasurer

Angela Genaro Ruilova Education & Programs

Jennifer Covington, SHRM-SCP, SPHR,/Katie Sens, SHRM-CP, PHR,

Co-Membership & Retention

Stacy Wood, Government Affairs

Anna Bracco/Victoria Roth, Co-Sponsorships 

Open /Ellen Slane, SHRM-CP, PHR, Co-Communications

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

Sara Everhart, SHRM-CP, PHR, Certification Director

Teresa Newman, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Webmaster & Diversity & Inclusion

Bill Crigger, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Past President

Larry Valenti, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP, Advisor

Connecting, Navigating, Leading








Special Thanks to Our LKNHR Business Partner Sponsors