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   


Congratulates to LakeNormanHR for receiving the SHRM 2017 Bronze Excel Award!!! 

Upcoming LakeNormanHR Programs:


July 17:  Measuring Success: Easier than Baking Cookies

with Dr. Ashley Lesko, SHRM-CP, Square Peg Solutions

Approved for SHRM & HRCI Credit!

How do you measure success when it’s people you’re measuring? One of the biggest challenges facing HR professionals is measuring talent, “people” improvements, leadership growth and career development. The C-suite and finance teams continually ask for ROI on qualitative or “soft skill” measurements – and you are faced with how to demonstrate the programs you’ve put in place have the effect you (and they) want for the organization


Please click HERE to register and get more information.



August 21:  Robotic Process Automation:  HR & The Digital Workforce

with Dana Christian from Ingersoll Rand 

Approved for SHRM and HRCI credit!


The automation of work is here.  Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is software that can automate tasks and processes currently performed by people and is the first step on the journey of intelligent automation.  HR professionals should developing a basic understanding of RPA, the opportunities it presents, and the potential organizational impacts.  The objective of the program is to provide a basic understanding of the benefits of automation, understand the criteria for candidate processes, and understand the impact to the workforce.


As the leader of the Process Automation Center of Excellence for Ingersoll Rand (IR), Dana supports the enterprise as IR seeks to optimize technology, automation and information for greater effectiveness and efficiency and differentiated business results.  Dana is responsible for maintaining the RPA technology ecosystem, collaborating with business and process leaders to identify and pursue opportunities for process automation, and serves as a liaison with third-party implementation partners and software developers.  She has 20 years of experience in HR and Payroll using a variety of technology solutions.  She recently implemented IR’s first “bot”, PeopleSoft HRMS upgrade, and improvements to numerous data processes and data quality as the value stream leader for the Employee Master Data Management Value Stream.

Dana holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and an MBA from Ball State University.

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:


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


October 11:  NCSHRM Day in the District in Raleigh, NC - More information coming soon!


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, 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!