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NOLA SHRM October 2019 Lunch Meeting and 2020 Board Nominations

  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019
  • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
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With 2020 right around the corner, we've put together a list of innovative trends that will affect work in the future. Whether through technology, legislative changes, or the ever-evolving workforce; what has always worked in the past may not be effective (or legal) any longer.  

Handbooks weighing you down? 

Scared of HR Automation?

Shrinking HR Teams in a Gig Economy! 

Keeping abreast of these changes and designing strategies to address them may make the difference between retaining your workforce or losing them to the competition.

Speaker Bio:

Amy Bakay, SHRM-SCP, is a self-proclaimed “HR-Geek” and founder and CEO of HR NOLA, a New Orleans-based HR Consulting and Outsourcing firm. She started HR NOLA after identifying a necessity for tailored Human Resources solutions for small businesses. When she isn't teaching the employee life cycle at Tulane Law School, she serves on the Nola Shrm Board and is a frequent speaker and advocate for Human Resources and Women's Leadership initiatives.

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During our October meeting we have two important chapter business items that will take place. We will be voting on our 2020 NOLA SHRM Board of Directors and ratifying our updated bylaws. 

2020 Board of Directors

The NOLA SHRM Nomination Committee, as appointed by Myndi Savoy, 2019 NOLA SHRM President, and in accordance with our bylaws, is proud to present below for review the full slate of Nominees for the 2020 NOLA SHRM Board of Directors. This slate will be presented for a vote at our October General Meeting on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Please review the slate in advance of the meeting on Wednesday, October 16th.  As provided in our bylaws, nominations may also be taken from the floor on that date. We look forward to the opportunity for each of you as NOLA SHRM members to cast your vote for the 2019 Board. You must be present to vote and/or present a nomination from the floor. 

Title Name Company
President Perry Sholes Progressive HR Strategies
President-Elect Damona Barnes HR NOLA
Past President Myndi Savoy Archdiocese of New Orleans
VP of Membership Amy Landry 
Diapers to Desk & Landry Corporate Training LLC
Secretary Christine Watts University of Holy Cross
Treasurer Gina Bivalacqua Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana
Certification Director Michelle Skaggs
HR Pro Designs
College Relations Director Colin Brooks
Brooks Restaurants, Inc.
Conference Director Annie Juttner
Northwestern Mutual - Louisiana & Mississippi
Diversity Director Germaine Townsend
Durr Heavy Construction
Hospitality Director Stacy Toyer
Antares Technology Solutions
Legislative Director Brooke Duncan Adams & Reese LLP
Professional Development Director Adrienne Salvaggio
Hoist & Crane Service Group
SHRM Foundation Director Stephanie Hubbard New Orleans City Park
Social Media Director Allie Barnes Gibbs Construction
Sponsorship Director Patrick Morrison
Eustis Insurance and Benefits
Workforce Readiness/Community Relations Director Shannon Fazande Fazande Consulting, LLC

Updated Bylaws

A revision of the NOLA SHRM Bylaws consists of 4 slight changes to update when we hold our annual meeting and elections. The following changes have been made: 

  • Section 5.02 - shall be held in November has been changed to  shall be held prior to November 1st
  • Section 6.05 - November meeting has been changed to annual meeting in 2 places
  • Section 6.06 -  November meeting has been changed to annual meeting

SHRM has approved the revised bylaws, now the membership must vote to ratify the bylaws before they can go into effect. You may review the updated NOLA SHRM Bylaws here.

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