As SHRM’s Director, Member Engagement, Laurie provides leadership to SHRM’s membership strategy and other engagement activities, including member networks, core leadership areas, student activities, special expertise panels and more. Laurie is an experienced HR professional with industry experience in health care, consumer packaged goods and banking. She has 20 years’ experience in developing, coaching and managing people/projects. Keeping abreast of changes in the HR profession is of utmost importance to her. She recently received her master’s degree in HRM from Capella University, Minneapolis, MN. Her bachelor’s degree is also in HRM from College of St. Mary in Omaha, NE. In addition she holds an SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) designation.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India.