UT Speaker: Jovita Thomas-Williams

Who is ready for warmer weather? Please join us tomorrow night, March 4, 2015, at 7:15 p.m. for pizza and pop as we spring right into March with a fantastic speaker: Jovita Thomas-Williams, Associate Vice President for UT Human Resources and Talent Development. See you there! Any major is welcome!

ProMedica Speakers: Chrissy Sarantou and Stacey Kuehn

February is half over, but this semester for UT SHRM is just starting! Joining us Wednesday, February 18, at 7:15 p.m., will be Chrissy Sarantou, HR Service Representative, and Stacey Kuehn, HR Service Coordinator, from ProMedica! Chrissy and Stacey will be discussing ProMedica’s employee development programs and furthering your education. This will be a meeting you won’t want to miss; see everyone Wednesday! Any major is welcome!


January 21 – First Meeting of the Spring Semester!

Welcome back everyone! Its time to get involved, get inspired and network with your peers. The first meeting of the semester will be held Wednesday, January 21, at 7:15 pm in the Savage Business Complex, room 4160. At Wednesday’s meeting, we will be providing information about all that SHRM has to offer, the benefits of being a member, and what the upcoming semester has to offer. Also, we will be holding elections for Community Relations Officer, Secretary, and NOHRA Liaison. We invite any major to come join us over pizza and pop to discover all SHRM has to offer!

If you cannot make the meeting, but are still interested in becoming a member, please contact Christina Koepke, President, or Jessica Voto, Vice President, so you may be added to our email list for updates on future meetings.

November 4th Meeting – The University of Toledo HR Alumni Panel

Join us Tuesday, November 4th at 7:15pm for pizza and pop while we learn from some of our favorite UT Alumni! They will be speaking about HR in the workplace, what their HR department does within their company, and how to land that HR position after graduation.

Ashley KapturAshley Kaptur – Human Resources Administrator at Tenneco 

Ashlee MarksAshlee Marks – Human Resources Generalist at Matrix Technologies, Inc 
Danielle SigleyCaroline Sigley – Human Resource Associate at Dana Holding Corporation
Danielle RygalskiDanielle Rygalski – Human Resources Generalist/Training Specialist at Rowmark
JoeJoe Burkart – Human Resources Generalist at Libbey, Inc.

The Andersons, Inc. Speaker – Rodney Eason

Join us Thursday, October 23rd at 7:15pm for pizza and pop while we learn more about The Andersons, Inc. and their human resource department from their Director and Human Resource Business Partner Rodney Eason, SPHR!

We will also have exciting updates regarding our chapter of SHRM! The meeting will be held in the Savage and Associates Business Complex Room 4160.

Rodney Eason, SPHR
Rodney Eason, SPHR



Owens Corning Speakers – Cynthia Benson and Liz Hussey

Join us Tuesday, September 30th at 7:15pm for pizza and pop while we learn more about Owens Corning’s internship opportunities and their cutting edge HRM program from Cynthia Benson, MBA and Liz Hussey, MBA from Owens Corning!

Owens Corning has a great internship program for sophomores and juniors available next summer, which is a pipeline for their full-time positions. For graduating seniors, Owens Corning will speak about their development program. In addition, Cynthia and Liz will talk about how Owens Corning is doing some exciting and cutting edge work within HR . The meeting will be held in the Savage and Associates Business Complex Room 4160.

Cynthia Benson
Cynthia Benson
Liz Hussey
Liz Hussey

Aligning Learning Strategy Through People, Process and Technology

Join us Thursday, September 18th at 7:15pm for pizza and pop while we learn more about Aligning Learning Strategy Through People, Process and Technology from Jamie Trabbic, MOD, CPLP  and Matt O’Connor, PhD from HCR Manorcare!

We will discuss the process used to develop a learning governance strategy that aligned with the strategy and culture of HCR ManorCare. We will outline the process used to understand the needs of the organization, how a learning management system was chosen to meet those needs, and the involvement of key people in functional departments who were used to help implement the learning strategy. The meeting will be held in the Savage and Associates Business Complex Room 4160.

Jamie Trabbic HCR Manorcare
Jamie Trabbic
Matt O'Connor - HCR Manorcare
Matt O’Connor

Interested in Getting Involved in the Community?

Check our our local affiliate chapters of SHRM and attend one of their general meetings. Toledo Area Human Resource Association (TAHRA) meets at Levis Commons in Perrysburg once a month, and the Greater Southeast Michigan SHRM (GSMSHRM) meets in Monroe, MI once a month.

Go to the Getting Involved with HR tab to see their upcoming schedules and links to their websites. Also, check out the national SHRM website to find a chapter wherever you may go in the future!